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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 […]

COE 2017 Report: Attainment & Persistence in Higher Ed

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research & Communications Most Americans believe there are benefits to receiving a college education and earning a college degree. This is a viewpoint supported by research. Data from the National Center for Education Statistic’s (NCES) 2017 Condition of Education (COE) report shows young adults with a bachelor’s degree earn more, […]

NCES Spotlight: Homeless Children & Youth

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications When thinking about educational equity, one group of underserved students that often gets overlooked is homeless children and youth. Children experiencing homelessness face an array of daily challenges from access to reliable transportation and internet to health and safety concerns that make achieving educational success extremely difficult. […]

NCES’s Latest Comprehensive Education Report

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications What does education in the U.S. look like in 2017? How has it changed over time? How do U.S. student achievement levels compare to international achievement levels? The Condition of Education Report 2017, released last week by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), answers these questions […]

‘Putting America First’ Means Investing in America’s Students and Jobseekers

By: Marten Roorda, Chief Executive Officer President Trump’s budget proposal, released this morning, paints a bleak picture for America’s students, families, and workers. Investments in critically important education and workforce development initiatives would be drastically cut and, in many cases, eliminated. The proposal would, if enacted, reduce the budgets of the U.S. Departments of Education […]

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