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Melissa Murer Corrigan: Women of Influence

We were honored to have our own team member Melissa Murer Corrigan awarded with a 2017 Women of Influence Award by the Corridor Business Journal last Thursday night. Congratulations, Melissa! We are very proud of you and all your accomplishments. Please see Melissa’s remarks in their entirety below. April 20, 2017 Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice […]

ACT Welcomes ALAS to the Superintendent Leadership Academy

  ACT was pleased to welcome the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to the Superintendent Leadership Academy (SLA) to our Iowa City campus last week. ALAS’s mission is to provide leadership at a national level that assures every school effectively serves the educational needs of Hispanic youth by building capacity, advancing research, promoting […]

Our Mission in the Making

At ACT, our mission matters to us. In fact, it is both a beacon for the future and a tactful drumbeat, guiding our day-to-day work and ongoing philanthropic endeavors. At our very core, we seek to help all people find success, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or where they’re going on […]

Mission Matters: Why We Strive for Fairness

We seek to level the playing field, ensuring our test is fair and equitable for all students. The Center for Equity in Learning collaborates with Test Development to ensure that ACT test content is relatable and reflective of the students we test. We know how important it is for the content to mirror the diversity […]

Mission Matters: The Impact of N of 1

Positively impacting students on their college and career journeys is essential to ACT’s mission. If we can expose students to information about college and career options and they take that information and act on it, we are creating impact. If we can multiply that action we are creating the large scale impact that we hope […]

Mission Matters: Dignity in all Work

We believe there is worth and dignity in all work, and no one should limit another person’s potential. Hear the Center for Equity in Learning’s Chief Officer Jim Larimore detail how we are helping learners see that they can go as far as their dreams will take them.

Mission Matters: A Sense of Humility

We are humbled by the work we do, and seek to extend our reach and have a greater impact on all learners’ lives. Listen in as Center for Equity in Learning’s Chief Officer Jim Larimore shares how students benefit when school counselors and teachers are empowered with information to help all students succeed.    

#EmpowerHer Twitter Chat: Global Access to a Quality Education for Women and Girls

An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.” Last week, we partnered with our brilliant, inspirational friend and partner Dr. Tererai Trent for an online discussion about the importance of giving women and girls access to […]

ACT Receives the Game-Changer in Education Award

By: Amber O’Connor, Program Coordinator ACT was honored, along with several other Johnson County (Iowa) organizations, at the United Way of Johnson and Washington County’s Power of U Community Celebration on March 29 at the University of Iowa’s Oakdale campus. ACT received the Game-Changer in Education Award in recognition of outstanding support of education in […]

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