Immigration Resources

Nations have the right to control their borders. That doesn’t mean the tools used to control those borders must strip people of their dignity and force them to live in fear. Fear of being caged and separated. Fear of returning from school to an empty house.

Equal Opportunity Schools is providing a list of resources that members of our community have found useful. Please consult your local immigration specialists on specific questions, concerns, and rights as EOS is not an immigration expert and we are not representing any specific organization or party.

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GUEST POST: Advanced Placement: A low-key engine of school renewal

Experienced outside organizations can help implant a successful AP program, particularly in high schools serving poor and minority youngsters. Groups such as Equal Opportunity Schools have an excellent track record of working with school leaders, developing teachers, raising expectations, encouraging more kids to join in, and helping them to succeed.

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Helping Teachers Close the Classroom Equity Gap

Equal Opportunity Schools helps educators see their students as whole learners in an effort to open up access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes for students of color and low-income students.

“…Despite initial skepticism by many teachers, adding previously excluded students of color and low-income students to advanced classes typically has had little to no effect on average course outcomes. Seventy-five percent of EOS schools maintain their average AP/IB exam pass rate and overall class GPA. EOS is not surprised. On average, EOS finds that across its partner schools, outside of AP courses, only 14 percent of students of color report being challenged by their courses. That means 86 percent of students of color are not getting challenged enough to be engaged and taken to the next level.”

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Helping Teachers Support ‘Whole Learners’: Going Beyond Academics to Foster Student Success

The most promising intervention for improving learning and reducing academic gaps in outcomes is present in every classroom: the teacher. Teachers empowered to create relationship-centric, supportive classroom and school cultures, combined with rigorous academics, produce breakthrough results for their students. Three nonprofits’ approaches share how to put this powerful practice into action. Their approaches hold the promise of working at much greater scale.

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New Bridgespan Publication Reveals Successful Approaches to Helping Teachers Support “Whole Learners” and Foster Student Success

BOSTON—September 25, 2019—The Bridgespan Group, today published “Helping Teachers Support ‘Whole Learners’: Going Beyond Academics to Foster Student Success.” The paper reveals the shared characteristics amongst three nonprofits’ successful approaches to helping teachers foster students’ social, emotional, and academic development.

The authors studied leading education organizations (including Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR), EL Education, and Equal Opportunity Schools) that have successfully taken on this challenge—with dramatic results. Said Altmann, “We are excited by what we’ve observed not because it’s revolutionary, but because it’s practical, daily interactions and practices that are leading to breakthrough results.”

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