Equity Issues in Education

ED to Award $5M to Organizations Working With Families and Schools to Boost Academic Recovery

The U.S. Department of Education has released the 2022 application for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers grant program, which will award $5 million in grants to organizations working with state educational agencies and schools to implement family engagement programs to help improve student achievement and pandemic recovery.

Latest NWEA Data: COVID Impact Worse for Marginalized Students, High Poverty Schools

Nonprofit K–12 research firm NWEA on Tuesday released a new study that illustrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted student progress — and how it has disproportionately impacted students of color and students in high-poverty schools.

Department of Education Awards $182M in Innovation and Research Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced $182 million in new grant awards to 30 school districts, colleges, and nonprofits across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research program to support recipients’ efforts to grow projects that show promise in improving academic achievement for underserved students.

Verizon Donates $10M+ to Heart of America Program to Expand Innovative Learning Labs

National education nonprofit Heart of America on Monday announced a landmark grant of over $10 million from Verizon, which will dramatically expand the organization’s partnership with Verizon aimed at infusing technology in some of the nation's most under-resourced schools.

PresenceLearning Acquires Global Teletherapy and Secures New Majority Stakeholders, Preparing for Expanded K–12 Special Education Offerings

PresenceLearning, a provider of teletherapy software for special education and mental health providers in K–12 schools, has completed two transactions that pave the way for significant growth and will help build the next generation of technology for therapists to expand student services, the company said.

Equitable Facilities Fund Commits $500M to Public Charter Schools Led By People of Color

The nonprofit facilities fund will provide low-cost, long-term financing directly to school leaders of color who reflect the communities they serve.

Competition Promotes Learning to Code with Music Remixing

Amazon Future Engineer is working with Georgia Tech and Pharrell Williams' nonprofit YELLOW in a new K-12 competition intended to push students to understand how music, computer science and entrepreneurship can be tools used to advance equity.

STEM Brief Steers Teachers on Confronting Racism in Science Teaching

A new STEM teaching brief offers guidance on dismantling institutional and system racism in the K-12 science classroom. Published by the Institute for Science + Math Education at the University of Washington College of Education, the short report pointed out that teachers play a big role in changing the "racist legacies of STEM and schooling," through a combination of "examining [their] own prejudices" and embedding racial justice into their instructional practices.

How to Support Students and Families through Technology and Innovation

Within Fullerton School District’s Innovation and Instructional Support department, our focus is to meet the needs of our staff, students and families by providing the right mix of technology and support.

Survey: Most Young Kids Are Learning STEM at School

A large majority of students age 10 and younger are being taught STEM at school, and parents can't seem to get enough of it. A survey of 1,000 parents of students aged 10 and younger found that 78% reported that their kids are learning STEM-based curricula at least weekly. And 73% of parents want schools to adopt more STEM learning.