Seattle, WA – December 9, 2020 – Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) today announced the organization has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to launch and scale its Measures That Matter Initiative (MTMI), which will improve EOS’ Action For Equity Framework, the nonprofit’s flagship education equity program aimed at granting unidentified students access to the most academically intense high school programs.
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What does it take to address educational disparities? For Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a Seattle-based nonprofit that works with school districts across the country to put equity into action and support student well-being and belonging, it starts with finding “missing” students–those who are ready and willing, but not given access to challenging classes. “We help schools recruit and support students of color and low-income students–those furthest from educational justice–into AP, IB, Cambridge, dual enrollment and other advanced courses,” said Kia Franklin, chief program officer at EOS.
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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $6.3 million in grants to four organizations working directly with educators, schools, and districts to design and replicate practices that promote and enable equity, through a focus on improving student well-being and equipping educators with the resources to assess student progress.
Seattle-based nonprofit Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), whose mission is to ensure that students of color and low-income students have equitable access to advanced high school academic programs, will receive $1.5 million to scale its Action For Equity Toolkit and Framework, and to pilot real-time tools that help school districts determine their progress toward ensuring equitable access, opportunity, and participation in academically rigorous courses, and the development of anti-racist education environments.
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