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Unequal STEM Preparation Further Entrenches Inequity in Education

ACT research, including our annual Condition of STEM report, has consistently shown that only just over a quarter of students who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields or majors are prepared to major in a STEM discipline in college. While national conversations about STEM have focused on increasing both student interest […]

The Center Celebrates Milestone Birthday

By: Marten Roorda, CEO Not long ago, college was a privilege reserved for the fortunate few. If you had money, went to the right high school, and were born into a favored race or gender, there might be a place for you. If you lacked any of these attributes, the odds were stacked against you […]

Strategic Partnerships: A Year in Review

By: Juan Garcia, Senior Director It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since our launch. During this past year, we have strengthened our collaborative work with a number of key, external partners that share our commitment to helping all people succeed in education and the workplace. We’ve joined forces with the American […]

Social Impact: Making Our Mission Matter

By: Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President of Social Impact ACT has a broad and deep history of social responsibility. Focusing on social impact is inherently connected to our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. We live in dynamic times.  Our country faces challenges related to income disparity, equity, and education.  ACT recognizes […]

Closing Equity Gaps Through Research-Based Interventions

By: Kurt Burkum, Senior Director of Publications and Survey Research Closing educational gaps between underserved students and their peers is paramount to our nation’s social and economic viability. In this regard, accelerating the college and career readiness of underserved students is certainly one of the most profound challenges we face in order to improve the […]

Committed to Accessibility

By: Jeff McCullough, Senior Director of Accessibility The Center for Equity in Learning is committed to diversity and inclusion, which leads to our efforts around accessibility for students with disabilities and others. The single most important accomplishment during the past year was the adoption of a comprehensive, company-wide policy on accessibility.  In September, ACT’s Senior […]

Celebrate Latino Family Engagement on June 17

By: Juan Garcia, Senior Director This Saturday, we will be back in New York City for a special screening of Univision’s new education documentary “Luchando por el Éxito” (Fighting for Success). The documentary, produced by Univision Network News, follows the lives of several students through the school year and shines a light on the obstacles […]

Researchers Recommend a ‘More Nuanced Perspective of Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups’ as U.S. Aims for Education Equity

Report from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles with support from the ACT Center for Equity in Learning. LOS ANGELES— June 12, 2017—The Racial Heterogeneity Project today issued its report that offers a conceptual lens and actionable steps for organizations, institutions, and states to improve data practices and […]

Parent Academy: Empowering Hispanic Educational Leaders in New York City

By: Juan Garcia, Senior Director Parent Academies are hitting the road again as we continue to empower Hispanic families in 2017. Our partnership with Univision brings Parent Academies to cities around the country to empower Hispanic families and communities, and we plan to visit a number of cities this year. Our most recent stop in […]

NCES Report Shines Light on One of the Largest Equity Gaps in Education

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research & Communications There are millions of people living with disabilities in the United States. In 2015, more than 53 million adults or 22 percent of the U.S. population reported having disabilities. Those living with disabilities face challenges they must overcome each and every day. Things like graduating high school, earning a college degree, or […]

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