Equity in Education: Are we at the tipping point of an education transformation?

Discussions about the fall are continuing to evolve with districts evaluating potential back to school scenarios to keep students safe, but still learning. We all seem to be talking about our students these days, but few are talking to the students themselves.

Opportunity changes everything

We know that addressing the needs of struggling students strengthens our schools, creates stronger communities,
brighter futures and a more equitable world. The average student who starts below grade level has a one in four
chance of catching up. This means a tremendous number of students are struggling in every school district
nationwide. If these students face barriers to achieving success, it can impact on-time graduation rates, passing and
proficiency rates for high-stakes exams and the number of students who are falling below grade level. Through
interviews with students, teachers, administrators, technologists and education influencers, we want to understand
what’s working in our schools today, what’s not and how we can impact positive, lasting change.

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