At the new Center for Inclusive Innovation, educators like Kimberly Smith are gathering creative ingenuity from communities across the country so it can more easily be shared among school leaders. They’re motivated by a radical commitment to equity in education for Black, Brown, and Indigenous students.
Summer slide is a common issue in education. What’s not fully known is the impact summer slide will have in the fall when compounded by learning loss this spring. In our eleventh episode of Opportunity Thrives, a podcast committed to better supporting the needs of today’s secondary students, we discuss the potential for a large number of students to fall behind or develop significant gaps in their learning as a result of COVID-19.
Districts across the country are faced with the difficult—but important—challenge of providing disadvantaged students with equitable access to rigorous content in a way that builds their confidence and skills and propels them toward graduation and college success. One district shares its approach to ensuring that underserved students receive the opportunity and support they need.
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While there has been progress in advancing equity in education, there remains tremendous potential to ensure that struggling students receive access to the specific and varied resources they need to graduate college- and career-ready.