How to achieve equity of opportunity when access isn’t equal

COVID-19 has transformed discussions about equity and supporting our nation’s most vulnerable students. With the large-scale shift to online learning, educators have had many questions, but one that has frequently risen to the top is....

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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