ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning  is committed to showcasing and supporting ACT’s efforts to close  opportunity and outcome gaps for all individuals, including: students  of color; first-generation students; families  with economic challenges; and exceptional and diverse  learners.

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Equity in Action

Stay informed through ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning blog which offers thought leadership and reflective pieces on barriers and solutions to help students who are systemically underserved achieve education and career success.

What Your School Leader Needs to Know in our Newest “New Normal”

How many times have you read an article or heard a story about our “new normal?” If it feels like a lot, you’re not alone. Google trends from the past five years show the topic has seen consistently higher interest since March 2020.

October 2021
Nick Sproull, director of K-12 educator engagement, myOptions®
You Can Be That Change

Throughout my life there has been a lot of adversity faced not only myself but also my family. My mom taught me from a very early age that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to if you work hard. Working hard means to not only work hard in school, but to also work hard at your job and as a person.

November 2021
Perla Muro, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student
Build Your Support System, Get Involved, and Be Proactive About Financial Assistance

What was your motivation for going to college and earning a degree? My main motivation for pursuing a college degree is my family; I am a single father of a daughter. My mother is also my motivation. She has taught me from a very young age about the value of an education. I am seeking a college degree to get a better job, specifically in information technology.

September 2021
Kossi Boluvi, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

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