Equity Issues in Education


Five Keys to Ensuring Student Equity in Online Learning

Online learning can be an important tool for advancing student equity by bringing instructional opportunities to students that didn’t exist for them before. However, as we’ve seen during the pandemic, online instruction can sometimes widen equity gaps if the circumstances aren’t favorable. For online learning to support student equity, here are five critical elements that must be in place.

Kiddom Partners with Core Knowledge Foundation, Will Offer Its 6th Grade Language Arts Curriculum on Kiddom Platform

Kiddom, an all-in-one digital curriculum education platform, today announced a new partnership with Core Knowledge Foundation, a nonprofit publisher of educational books and instructional materials, according to a news release.

Application Period Now Open for $135M in ED Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grants

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for $135M in new grants this year to establish or revise magnet school programs that assist local education agencies in the desegregation of schools, part of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

New Grants Seek Tech Solutions for Reading Instruction for English Learners with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for Stepping-Up Technology Implementation grant funds for cooperative projects that use existing technology to improve reading instruction for PreK–12 English Learners with disabilities, through its Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program.

New Research: Grade Readiness at Start of School Year Was More Impactful Than Being In School or Remote During Pandemic

Whether students were prepared for grade-level learning mattered more to their progress over the course of the pandemic than whether they were remote or in school, according to new research released today by Curriculum Associates.

Why Student Data is Vital for Schools to Address Inequities in 2022 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on equity disparities in K–12 education, with new attention on how factors such as internet access, home environments, and family dynamics can impact student success. As schools continue responding to pandemic disruptions, timely and comprehensive data in one spot remains critical to educators’ abilities to make informed decisions and create targeted interventions.

Microsoft Education Unveils Expanded Literacy, Accessibility Tools for Students and Teachers

Microsoft Education today announced expanded literacy learning capabilities for teachers and students using its free Reading Progress app within Teams, and introduced a new integrated app called Reading Coach, a practice tool for students that automatically generates individualized exercises based on each student’s specific needs.

K–12 Reading Survey Findings Released in Renaissance's Annual What Kids Are Reading Report

Renaissance, a global provider of preK–12 assessment, reading, and math solutions, this week released the 2022 What Kids Are Reading report, dubbed the world’s largest annual survey of K–12 reading habits.

ED Announces $35M Competition to Boost Teacher Pipeline, Increase Diversity and Equity

The U.S. Department of Education today announced it will award $35 million in competitive grants through the Teacher Quality Partnership program, intended to expand the pool of well-prepared new teachers, promote diversity in the educator workforce, and bring a wide range of experiences into the classroom to support students.

Carolina Biological Launching Certified OpenSciEd Middle School Units and CTE

Carolina Biological, a supplier of instructional materials for science classes, on Tuesday unveiled new “certified” print and digital versions of OpenSciEd science instructional units for grades 6–8, including complete lab kits and flexible purchase options for schools, the company said in a news release.

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