Yesterday, Vice President Kamala D. Harris swore in the twelfth United States Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona. We at Equal Opportunity Schools look forward to the approach that Dr. Cardona’s experience as a public school alumnus, parent, former educator, and school system leader will bring to our work in closing gaps for historically underserved students in advanced level classrooms across the U.S.
Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) today announced its free Virtual Symposium, Race, Equity & The Future of School, scheduled for March 1-31, 2021. The series of monthlong events, for EOS partners and the public, is designed to foster community—even more so during a pandemic—amongst educators, education leaders, thought partners, activists, community leaders, parents, and all who advocate on behalf of low-income and students of color.
Seattle, WA – January 12, 2020 – New Profit, a national venture philanthropy organization, announced that it will support Equal Opportunity Schools with $1 million in unrestricted funding and additional strategic support to help CEO Byron V. Garrett and his team expand the organization’s impact.
Seattle, WA – December 15, 2020 – Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) today announced it is a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) program for Black and African American communities. The Seattle-based nonprofit is one of the organizations selected for support of its digital transformation initiatives. In partnership with more than 600 schools nationwide, EOS helps ensure that students of color and low-income students have equitable access to rigorous high school programming to be poised for success after graduation.
Seattle, WA – December 9, 2020 – Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) today announced the organization has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to launch and scale its Measures That Matter Initiative (MTMI), which will improve EOS’ Action For Equity Framework, the nonprofit’s flagship education equity program aimed at granting unidentified students access to the most academically intense high school programs.