Greetings and a happy beginning to the 2018-19 academic year from the team at Equal Opportunity Schools!

We celebrate this season because of the opportunity and possibility it signals: the unique opportunity to view our students and our work with fresh eyes; and the inspiring possibility of providing students with enriching educational experiences that prepare them for leadership and excellence beyond the schoolhouse doors.
 
Through our partnerships we will collectively glean unprecedented insights into the experiences and aspirations of underrepresented students. In many ways, these insights will confirm what we already know about how and why we must better serve these students educationally. together, with a commitment to bringing the opportunity and possibility of this season into fruition, we can and will ensure that students of color and low-income students are afforded equitable access to the advanced coursework that they deserve and need for post-secondary life.
 
The words of Ronald Edmonds , an African-American educator, author, and pioneer of effective schools research, remind us that this important work both can and must be done if we aim to serve effectively as educators leading for equity.
“We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all students whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need in order to do that. Whether we do it or not will finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.”
 
The Partnership Team is ready to get to work with you. Cheers to a transformative year ahead! - Kia Franklin, Senior Director, Partnerships