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Equitable Access: Resources for Educators

Resources to Support and Implement Early College High School Programs

Expanding Access to a College- and Career-Ready Curriculum

This brief focuses on state efforts to expand access to a college- and career-ready curriculum.

Exploring Equity Issues: Equitable Access to Higher Education

This paper discusses the inequities that exist in regard to access to college and shares policies and practices that can make a difference in helping our most vulnerable youth transition smoothly to college and earn a degree.

College and Career Pathways: Equity and Access

ExcelinEd’s new analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals that too many students in every state do not have the chance to take fundamental courses needed to prepare them for college and career. This report details that analysis and provides global suggestions for improving access.

Ten Steps to Equity in Education

This OECD Policy Brief looks at how to improve equity in education in three key policy domains: the design of education systems, practices both in and out of school, and resourcing. It proposes ten steps which would help reduce school failure and dropout rates, make society fairer and help avoid the large social costs of marginalised adults with few basic skills.

Breaking the Boundaries Between High School and College: How to Scale Success for Low-Income Students

This research article reports on ways to scale the proven early college high school model.

Determining Target Enrollment Goals to Ensure Equitable Access

This spreadsheet, created by NS4ed LLC, has formulas already entered so that only current district data and your early college program’s total enrollment goals need to be entered to set enrollment goals for underrepresented students.

Equity and Personalized Learning: A Research Review

A research team comprised of members from The Council of Chief State School Officers, New Profit and America Forward, set out to synthesize the existing peer-reviewed research on personalized learning as it relates to five groups of historically under-served students. This report details their findings.

5 Things You Can Do to Support First-Generation College Students

This blog post is written by Caitlyn James Homol, an intern with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Speaking from personal experience, she shares how teachers and leaders within higher education can take an active role in supporting first-generation students to reach equitable outcomes in higher education, including increased numbers of students graduating on time, with degrees of value and records of high achievement.