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.
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.
The Academies at Jonesboro High School is celebrated not just the end of their first week, but a new record as well on Friday. Alexis Padilla tells us how students are advancing in the classroom:
To achieve this goal, Ravally plans to partner with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a non-profit that works to give minority and low-income students equal access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.
“What we’re going to attempt to do is try and identify what the barriers are to enrollment, and then work to eliminate those barriers so that we can enroll more kids,” Ravally told TAPinto during Thursday’s board meeting. “There are about 400 students that we feel that could handle those AP courses, and we need to identify them and get them in so we can have a more equitable representation of our student body in those courses.”
The district also partnered with Equal Opportunity Schools to increase enrollment of low income and minority students in the AP courses.
Thanks at least in part to that partnership, the division saw an increased participation from demographic subgroups, including an 8.4 percent rise in the number of African-American students taking AP exams.