Join the conversation as we listen to the team from Equal Opportunity Schools, Pasco County Schools, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as they present: “From Ripples to Waves: Creating a Culture of Equity” at the NABSE Southeast Regional Virtual Conference April 30-May 1.
Centerville High School students are seeing more opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) courses as administrators and teachers work to expand course offerings in an effort to match students’ interests in high-level content.
In 2019, the district began a partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), whose mission is to ensure students of color and low-income students have equitable access to academically intense high school programs. CHS and EOS surveyed students and teachers about a wide variety of topics, including future goals, current interests, perceived academic strengths, possible barriers to learning, and trusted adults on staff.
Seattle, WA – January 12, 2020 – New Profit, a national venture philanthropy organization, announced that it will support Equal Opportunity Schools with $1 million in unrestricted funding and additional strategic support to help CEO Byron V. Garrett and his team expand the organization’s impact.
Last year, through a $10M Google.org grant, the Kapor Center and Equal Opportunity Schools, alongside many other organizations, launched the Rising STEM Scholars initiative to place and support 3,000 students of color and low income students in Bay Area AP STEM and CS classrooms.
“Black+ and Latinx+ students who take advanced computer science (CS) in high school are 7–8 times more likely to major in CS in college.”
“…lower income schools are 4X less likely to offer CS learning opportunities.”
“In California, Black+, Latinx+, and American Indian/Alaska Native students make up 60% of the overall school population but only 15% of Advanced Placement CS A test-takers.”