East Meck had some help in getting more of these students in AP courses from Equal Opportunity Schools, an organization that works with hundreds of schools nationwide — and 10 schools in CMS — to get more low-income students and students of color enrolled in academically challenging programs.
Starting last year, all students took an in-depth EOS survey that helped school officials to better target students capable of passing an advanced course. “The students identified their own skills,” Price said.” [Answers like] I’m a hard worker, I do my homework on time, I ask questions, I’m inquisitive and I want to learn more in class.”
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A panel discussion presented by the Franciscan Peace Center will focus on racism in the United States and will include Savannah Mussington, Partnership Director, Equal Opportunity Schools. Mussington had previously served as a college administrator; providing leadership for a TRIO program at Kishwaukee College and more recently Sauk Valley Community College.
The International Day of Peace (”Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on Sept. 21.
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The graduation rates for students in…Equal Opportunity Schools [collaborative program] is much higher compared to those not in the programs.
All six of Salem-Keizer’s traditional high schools are part of the program and have seen an increase in the number of students taking these courses. They plan to expand it further this year.
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Jonesboro Schools recently celebrated their AP program. This short video captures a song written and performed by Jonesboro STEM Principal Jeff Flannigan. The video was produced by their tv production class.
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Reid Saaris | Speaking to the MD State Board of Education, July 24 2018 on EOS’ collaboration efforts and partnerships with Maryland school districts. The video is courtesy of the Maryland State Dept. of Education.
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