D204: Top Priorities for Coming School Year

Indian Prairie District 204 will continue to “chip-away” at a list of projects deemed priorities by the community…Elona Erastus said while the district has taken steps through Equal Opportunity Schools and other programs, “we need not forget the African-American students who are struggling.”

“The one thing we must not do is to acclimatize to the status quo. We need to shatter the status quo,” she said.

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Congratulations: Lamar CISD named 2018 Texas Honor School Board

Congratulations: Lamar CISD named 2018 Texas Honor School BoardThe Lamar CISD Board of Trustees is one of only five school boards from across Texas selected as Honor School Boards as part of the 2018 Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) School Board Awards.

The Lamar CISD has been an EOS partner district since the 2015/16 school year, serving underrepresented students in their access to advanced-level college readiness classes.

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Can AP Expand and Remain Effective?

During the six-plus decades since the College Board took over the Advanced Placement program, it has ballooned from just 12,000 students in a hundred schools to 2.8 million students taking some 5 million exams in over 22,000 schools, including many [low-income] and minority youngsters… [with] organizations such as Equal Opportunity Schools doing yeoman’s work in bringing AP success to more high schools enrolling such students.

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Paducah Tilghman sees increased AP enrollment

Paducah Tilghman High School has seen an increase in the number of Advanced Placement class enrollments in the past year (293 in 2017 to 444 in 2018), while maintaining a strong overall AP test passage rate. The school has been working with two nonprofit organizations, Equal Opportunity Schools and AdvanceKentucky, to increase AP enrollment numbers.

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Improving student outcomes on tap for VCUSD meeting

A contract between the district and Equal Opportunity Schools, a firm with which the district hopes to collaborate on building challenging high school courses like Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate. These will be aimed at closing the race and income participation gaps Vallejo schools are experiencing; raising academic performance and developing sustainable structures for sustained results. The hope is that this partnership will increase the number of students graduating college and career ready from Vallejo schools.

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