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College Horizons Fills College Access Gaps

By: Dinée R. Dorame (Navajo), associate director, College Horizons

College Horizons is a nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates the higher education of Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native youth. This year marks

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We Are #ThankfulForEquity

By: Amber O'Connor, program manager

Thanksgiving time is upon us. It seems to come back around quicker each year. With so much going on in the world today, we wanted

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We Need American Indian and Alaska Native Educators

By: Susan Faircloth, Ph.D. (Coharie), professor & director, School of Education, Colorado State University

Growing up, I was certain I would never be an educator. I dreamed of being a lawyer, FBI agent, world traveler – anything but a

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Closing Attainment Gaps at Native-Serving Institutions

By: Ken Pepion (Blackfeet), senior project director, WICHE

Recognizing the widening gaps in the postsecondary attainment of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) compared to majority students, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher

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College Fund Creates Pathways for Native Student Success

By: Matthew Makomenaw (Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), College Pathways manager, American Indian College Fund

The demand for a college degree in the workplace is increasing, putting Native Americans at a disadvantage. With only 13.8 percent of American Indian and

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ACTNext ETCPS 2018

By: Andrew Cantine, manager, ACTNext Publications & Communications

From October 3‒4, ACTNext convened its annual Education Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium (ETCPS) in Iowa City, a recognized hub for innovative psychometric research. The

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The Power and Promise of “Indigenuity”

By: Jim Larimore (Comanche), chief officer

Native American Heritage Month is observed in the month of November. We will feature stories from Native Americans, or institutions who serve them, and their journeys, their struggles,

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In Search of the American Dream

By: Oscar Miranda, student, George Mason University

I am a first-generation immigrant and college student. I come from a small poor town in Guatemala where opportunity and a future look dim and

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Narrowing the homework gap

By: Raeal Moore, PhD, senior research scientist, and Dan Vitale, policy editor, ACT

Imagine going to school and being asked to complete a homework assignment that requires you to search for material online and write a brief summary

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Becky Bobek

Becky Bobek: I loved learning

By: Becky Bobek, director, Learning, Assessment, & Navigation Experiences Research As students across the nation head back to the classroom, we are celebrating First-Generation students.

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Attracting More Students to Teaching

By: By: Katie Gragnaniello, Manager, Policy Communications, with support from ACT's State and Federal Policy Team

By: Katie Gragnaniello, Manager, Policy Communications, with support from ACT’s State and Federal Policy Team Summer’s here and many teachers are taking on additional jobs—waiting

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Community College: Making a Difference

By: Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign Why National Community College Month? Community colleges change lives and build productive, happier, and healthier

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Paying It Forward

By: Maya Cade

By: Maya Cade-Special to ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning My first introduction to the concept of paying it forward was watching the 2000 feature

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Explore ACT Marketplace

By: Jonna Higgins-Freese

By: Jonna Higgins-Freese, Program Director-New Product Development When kids are struggling academically, parents struggle too. Recently, ACT’s New Product Development has been interacting with a

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Investing in STEM: An Investment in our Future

By: By: Katie Gragnaniello, Manager of Partner Communications

By: Katie Gragnaniello, Manager of Partner Communications Investing in STEM education in the U.S. is an investment in innovation, opportunity, and our global competitiveness. The

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Women in STEM: You Belong

This post was first published on ACT’s Blog on 3/15/18 By: Alina Von Davier, Vice President, ACTNext Last week marked International Women’s Day. Recognizing such

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Celebrating Women

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate and recognize the important achievements of women around the world. All month long

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Celebrating Excellence

It’s that time of year again! Our friends at Excelencia in Education are now accepting nominations for this year’s Examples in Excelencia. Examples of Excelencia

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The Gifted Gap

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research & Communications I wasn’t supposed to be in the gifted program in grade school. My placement scores were considered

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Partnerships: Driving Equity Forward

By: Juan Garcia, Senior Director, Center for Equity in Learning with support from Lew Montgomery, Maria Vasquez, and Tina McCoy Hearn

By Juan Garcia, Senior Director, Center for Equity in Learning with support from Lew Montgomery, Maria Vasquez, and Tina McCoy Hearn Partnerships continue to drive the equity work of

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Many Ways to Make an Impact

By: Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President Social Impact, with support from Tina McCoy Hearn and Amber O’Connor

By: Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President Social Impact, with support from Tina McCoy Hearn and Amber O’Connor As the Center for Equity in Learning continues

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Making Education Data Visible

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications

Recently, Higher Education Today featured a piece highlighting the lack of disaggregated data and missing narrative on Native students from Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs),

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Key Takeaways from the Accessing Higher Ground Conference

By: Jeff McCullough, J.D., Senior Director for Accessibility, Center for Equity in Learning

By: Jeff McCullough, J.D., Senior Director for Accessibility, Center for Equity in Learning  Earlier this month, I attended the Accessing Higher Ground conference—an event that

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Giving Back and Cultivating Connections

By: Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President, Social Impact, Center for Equity in Learning

By Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President, Social Impact, Center for Equity in Learning As we mark Giving Tuesday this year – the global day of

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Innovating Work-and-Learn Models

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research and Communications The vast majority of students are working learners, which means they work and engage in education opportunities

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Thurgood Marshall’s Legacy in Action

By: By Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning

By Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning Can one person make a difference in the lives of every American? Thurgood Marshall

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Teaming up to Talk Equity and Innovation

By: By: Andrew Cantine, Technical Editor, ACTNext

By: Andrew Cantine, Technical Editor, ACTNext Educational technologies are having an unprecedented impact across society in multiple sectors by opening new market areas, helping learners

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Strategic Partnerships

By: Juan Garcia, Senior Director with support from Amy Nicknish, Tina McCoy Hearn, Lew Montgomery, and Maria Vasquez

By: Juan Garcia, Senior Director with support from Amy Nicknish, Tina McCoy Hearn, Lew Montgomery, and Maria Vasquez As another quarter comes to an end,

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The Company We Keep

By: Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President Social Impact

Melissa Murer Corrigan, Vice President Social Impact ACT has a broad and deep history of focusing on social responsibility. And focus on social impact is

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Accessibility in Action

By: Jeff L. McCullough, Senior Program Director

By: Jeff L. McCullough, Senior Program Director, with support from Amber O’Connor, Program Coordinator ACT and The Center for Equity in Learning have been busy

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Master the Steps2College

Last week, we announced the launch of a new, interactive tool to aid in the college-going process. Steps2College, a partnership among the Center, American College Application

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On the Road at NCAN 2017

Last week my colleague Juan Garcia and I joined hundreds of educators, school counselors, advocates, nonprofits, foundations, and other education leaders in San Diego for

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Sandra Cisneros’ Inspirational Journey

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Manager, Research and Communications

  Friday marked the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. In acknowledgement of that, last week renowned author and activist Sandra Cisneros visited ACT’s

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Design Sprints and the Power of Convening

By: Melissa Murer Corrigan and Lori Swartzendruber

In June, ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning and ACT’s Product Line Management Horizon3 team convened a group of external researchers, practitioners, and foundations to

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School Time Creates Social Time

By: Amber O'Connor, Program Coordinator

By: Amber O’Connor, Program Coordinator Back to school time has always been my favorite time of year. While I loved being in the classroom and

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A Deeper Look at Working Learners

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Communications and Research

Our latest working learner reports “Who Does Work Work For? Understanding Equity in Working Learner College and Career Success” and “Equity in Working and Learning

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