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2 in 5 Black and Latino students say they really enjoy #STEM courses

2 in 5 Black and Latino students say they really enjoy #STEM courses and aspire to go to college, but less that 3 percent are enrolling in STEM courses.

Education Trust teamed up with Equal Opportunity Schools to look specifically at access to AP STEM courses. Access the report below or contact us to learn more about the findings and how a partnership can increase participation by your Black and Latino students.

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Dennis Melton Joins Equal Opportunity Schools as Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Equal Opportunity Schools has made a significant step forward in implementing our three-year strategic plan. In accordance with our strategic plan, we will bolster our Finance and Operations department.

Dennis Melton
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

We are incredibly pleased to announce that after a national search, we have selected Dennis Melton to lead our Finance and Operations department as our Chief Financial and Operations Officer. “We found the ideal leader to help EOS grow into the future,” CEO Eddie Lincoln remarks. “We are so excited to have Dennis and his 25 years of accounting and finance experience on our team to help EOS continue moving towards becoming the best equity nonprofit in the country.”

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The Education Trust teamed up with Equal Opportunity Schools to look specifically at access to AP STEM courses

Collectively, We analyzed student survey data, administrative school files, school course enrollment, and interviewed 10 school leaders and educators across six districts.

We found that many aspiring young Black and Latino students across the nation show a love for #science early on and express an interest in pursuing it as a career. They want to discover something new, to make a difference, and to help their families & their communities, like @KizzyPhD.

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SHUT OUT: Black and Latino Students and Students from Low-Income Backgrounds are Denied Access to AP STEM Opportunities

A new study from The Education Trust finds students voice interest and college aspirations in STEM but are excluded from AP STEM courses

WASHINGTON — Despite students saying that STEM courses are their favorite subject areas and that they aspire to go to college, Black and Latino students and students from low-income backgrounds continue to be excluded from crucial learning opportunities available through AP STEM courses, according to a new report from Education Trust and Equity Opportunity Schools, Shut Out: Why Black and Latino Students are Under-Enrolled in AP STEM Courses.


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2 in 5 Black & Latino students say STEM courses are their favorite

2 in 5 Black & Latino students say STEM courses are their favorite. But only 3% are enrolled in AP STEM. Why are they being shut out? There are many Black and Latino students who enjoy science and want to pursue it as a career. And more than half of STEM college students said they decided on their major well before they graduated high school. So, why are so few Black and Latino students enrolled in AP STEM courses?

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