Equal Opportunity Schools is reaching out to assure you that we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and are working to ensure we meet the needs of our partner districts, schools, and individuals as well as provide for the health and safety of our employees.
We realize this public health crisis has already been disruptive to your district schools and communities and wanted to share what we’re doing to support both our partners and employees in this time of crisis. Steps that we are taking, include:
- Closing the Seattle office and transitioning all employees to work remotely, from their home. This ensures your districts and schools continue to receive ongoing support.
- Instituting a no travel policy nationwide to protect everyone from potentially being exposed to COVID-19.
- Postponing all in-person meetings including regularly scheduled school visits, Equity Leader Labs, regional convenings, and participation at conferences.
- Ensuring our employees have access to the necessary solution platforms, required equipment, and supplies to continue interactions and engagements with you, our partners.
We recognize that we are operating in challenging times and thank you for your assistance, patience, and concern for all. We face this unique challenge together as one EOS family. Likewise, we encourage you to look into your communities for ways you might be of service to those who are most adversely affected by the virus and its impact on our society: particularly in the populations we aim to serve.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide regular communications as we receive updates. Above all, we wish for the health and safety of you, your colleagues, and your loved ones as we work through the COVID-19 challenge together. For questions and concerns, please contact us.
EOS’ COVID-19 Statement
Transparency around workplace data leads to equity and organizational success
One example where data is being used to successfully establish equity is in the U.S. education system. Serving over 540 schools, Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) works with school districts to analyze their data to improve the accessibility of advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate courses. Over the last decade, EOS has supported schools to enroll over 43,000 students of color and low income students in these advanced academic pathways—students who are often overlooked and under identified. Currently, 98% of advanced placement or international baccalaureate programs in the United States do not reflect the racial diversity of their schools.
Read the full Report on Tableau’s Website
“Approximately three-quarters of a million incoming juniors and seniors are not being afforded access to rigorous academic programs, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.” – an excerpt from Addressing Equity in Our High Schools, written by Dr. Nicholas Wahl of Equal Opportunity Schools, for the Wisconsin School News Jan/Feb 2020 publication.
Read the full article on WASB Website
More than 56 percent of Montgomery County Public Schools’ high school students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course in 2019. Over the past three years, enrollment in AP and IB courses has increased by 6.8 percent throughout the district.
Read more on MCPS Website
“By partnering with EOS, we can better expand the opportunity for additional students to take advanced-level courses,” said EVSC Superintendent David Smith. “We have been focused for several years now to not only increase the number of students taking advanced level courses, but also to increase their success in those courses. While we have seen consistent growth in both areas, this new partnership will allow us to better expand the diversity of students taking these more rigorous courses which will set them up for success as they enter the workforce or higher education.”
Watch the video on 44news.wevv.com
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