New York Equity Coalition Blog
We need to maintain high expectations for ALL students – not lower them. Now more than ever, it is critical that students leave high school with a competitive diploma that prepares them for college and the workforce.
Letter to the Board of Regents on a proposed amendment that would weaken requirements for earning a local diploma
The New York Equity Coalition is deeply concerned about a proposed amendment that would weaken requirements for earning a local diploma in New York State.
How schools can support students in accessing advanced courses, and what students think can be done better
How do students think schools can increase opportunity now and in the long term? From offering pre-work to advanced courses, hybrid instruction options, and more, students have plenty of ideas on how their schools can either improve what they’re already doing or implement new supports.
How access to information and enrollment practices can hold students back from taking advanced courses
Enrollment practices, how information is disseminated to students and families about taking advanced coursework, and whether or not a school offers advanced courses are a few barriers to whether or not students are enrolled early on — or enrolled when they would like to be.
Students say advanced courses should be available to everyone. But in New York, not all students have access.
Rebecca graduated from high school believing that learning was not just routine memorization — but that what she learned in the classes she took throughout middle and high school equipped her with skills to be successful in life.
This op-ed by New York Equity Coalition members Marielys Divanne, vice president of...
Students of Color, English Learners and Kids with Disabilities Were Hit Hardest by COVID-19. NYC’s Next Mayor Must Make Re-Engaging Their Families a Priority
This op-ed by New York Equity Coalition members Barbara A. Glassman, executive director of...
NYC’s New Mayor Must Make Sure All Students Have a Clear Path to College and Career Success — Starting in 6th Grade
This op-ed by The Education Trust–New York's executive director Dr. Dia Bryant, and HERE to...
Educators’ View: With Kids Finally Back in School, the Last Thing Teachers Want Is to Spend Class Time on Tests. But Kids Need Us to Do Just That
As districts receive an influx of district dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act,...
How one non-profit helps schools identify students for advanced coursework and remove barriers to access
For schools working with Equal Opportunity Schools, every staff member becomes an advocate for...