Resources and Further Reading
Programs like Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) are designed to provide high school students with challenging academic course work and a head start on a college education. But despite aggressive efforts to expand participation, there remain significant differences in the rates at which students from different racial and economic groups gain access.
Sixty years ago the Supreme Court famously declared in Brown v. Board of Education that education “is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.” Today, I write to call your attention to disparities that persist in access to educational resources, and to help you address those disparities and comply with the legal obligation to provide students with equal access to these resources without regard to race, color, or national origin.
WHAT OTHERS AND MEDIA ARE SAYING ABOUT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLS:
- NPR's Marketplace: Removing Barriers to AP/IB
- NPR's Marketplace: How One high school is Closing the AP Gap
- “Expanding Opportunity Works”: The White House blog
- Huffington Post: Expanding Opportunity Works
- Fast Company
- Google Global Impact Award: Equal Opportunity Schools
- Equal Opportunity Schools & Education Trust Paper on Finding Missing Students
- EdWeek: “Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses”
- US Department of Education Blog: “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Helping to Ensure Access to Advanced High School Classes”
- Education World: “$100 Million Commitment to Advanced Placement of Low-Income Students”
- Philanthropy News Digest: “$100 Million Initiative Launched to Break Down Barriers to AP classes”
- PR Newswire: “Tableau Foundation Supports Effort to Enroll 100,000 Low-Income Students and Students of Color in Advanced Academic Classes”