Thanks to the NBA’s investment, Equal Opportunity Schools and Kingmakers of Oakland announced they received a generous grant from the NBA Foundation to empower Black youth, school districts, and equity-focused education organizations in three NBA markets: Atlanta, Memphis, and New Orleans.
Interim CEO Eddie Lincoln announced the appointment of Dr. Tracey Conrad as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Dr. Tracey Conrad will oversee Equal Opportunity Schools’ (EOS) Partnership Team as they inspire, mentor, and coach school leaders toward their district’s education equity goals. Tracey brings more than 30 years of experience in public education, 20 of which were in an administrator role and was a principal at one of the first schools in the nation to partner with EOS.
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.