Feb 10, 2021 – Dr. Nick Wahl of Equal Opportunity Schools, along with Rick Messer, San Juan Unified School District and Kristin Ingold, Pasco County Schools, will be presenting Effective Leadership: Shifting Adult Mind-Set and the use of Data to Drive Decisions at the National ESEA Network Conference. The session is Wednesday Feb 10 between 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST. Zoom Room: Lecture 5.
Jan 27, 2021 – Dolores Caamano of Equal Opportunity Schools, along with Dr. Thomas E. Randle, Kaye Williams and Julie McCain of Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, will be presenting Leveraging Technology to Address Social Justice and Equity for Underrepresented Students at the TASA Midwinter Conference: Leaders Cultivating Leaders. The session is Wednesday Jan 27 between 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Zoom Room: TBD.
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.
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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.
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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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