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Equity in ACTion


I Found a Deep Sense of Sisterhood at Spelman

By: Cheryl Williams, vice president, Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Why did you choose an HBCU? Both of my parents attended Howard University, an HBCU, so I was very familiar with what HBCUs had to

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Empowering Hispanic Students and their Families

By: Lori Swartzendruber, senior program manager and Dr. Nancy Lewin, program director

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning focuses on closing gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement for underserved populations through purposeful investments and thoughtful advocacy efforts.

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Racial Inequality is Our History, but it Doesn’t Have to be Our Future

By: Tiffany Jones, Ph.D., senior director for higher education policy and Andrew Nichols, Ph.D., senior director for higher education research, The Education Trust

As we celebrate Black History Month and the vast contributions of African Americans to this country, let’s not forget the struggles and inequities that continue

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Finding Freedom at HBCUs

By: Maya Cade, senior account manager, Verified Strategy

Perhaps we all know that 25 percent of degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) obtained by Black Americans are from Historically Black Colleges

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The Role of HBCUs in Our Nation’s Success

By: Dr. Harry L. Williams, president & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are congressionally defined as “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission

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ACT Participates in NSBA Equity Symposium, SEL and Equity: Follow the Data

By: Dr. Nancy Lewin, program director; Dr. Dana Murano, research scientist I, Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning; and Anthony Giudice, account executive, SEL Solutions

On Saturday February 1, a team from ACT attended the NSBA Equity Symposium in Washington, D.C., and addressed an audience of school district board members,

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Connecting with Students: School Counselors

By: Laura Ross, school counselor, Five Forks Middle School, and 2020 ASCA School Counselor of the Year

February 3-7, 2020 is National School Counseling Week. In recognition of the incredible role that school counselors play, we’re featuring school counselors who have been

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2016 School Counselor of the Year: Katherine Pastor-Lorents

By: Katherine Pastor-Lorents, school counselor, Flagstaff High School, and the 2016 National School Counselor of the Year

February 3-7, 2020 is National School Counseling Week. In recognition of the incredible role that school counselors play, we’re featuring school counselors who have been

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