Dr. Sonya Whitaker is a highly regarded educator whose experience has included serving as Superintendent of Schools in two different school districts. She is the owner of Achieving the Dream, Inc., and hosts a podcast series called: What’s Really Going On – A Spotlight on Solutions for Improving Student Achievement in America’s Schools. For her April 15, 2019 podcast, she interviews EOS’ Dr. Nicholas Wahl, Superintendent-in- Residence.
School systems have historically discriminated against minorities (students of color and low-income students)…these students generally don’t receive the same opportunities for a higher-level education as White, Asian, and higher-income students, further perpetuating the racism and classism that exists in the school system.
This systematic oppression affects all school systems, and Lincoln is no different. However, an exciting new step is being taken to close the race and class gap here at Lincoln with a new program called [Action For Equity, run by] Equal Opportunity Schools, or EOS. The program is meant to encourage black and brown students to join AP classes and to support their success in these classes.
Don’t miss out on this great internship with Equal Opportunity Schools!
Apply by Mid-April
Six GCS high schools have partnered with Equal Opportunity Schools in an effort to boost minority student enrollment in AP and IB classes.
Check out the Peery Foundations latest blog post featuring eight organizations and the amazing work they do to support students on their way to and through college! I hope you’ll learn more about these organizations, and those working in your community, and consider how you might support their work.
Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) collaborates with school districts to identify low-income students and students of color who qualify, but are missing from challenging college-preparatory courses, such as AP or IB classes. EOS then works with the schools to enroll these students in these classes and support their academic success.