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Equity in Education

Closing gaps in education access and success based on things like gender, race, income

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What is education inequity?

Education inequity is when certain students, usually those from lower-income backgrounds, do not have access to the same educational resources as those from higher-income backgrounds or from a certain racial or ethnic group. This type of inequity can lead to disparities in academic achievement, access to additional learning opportunities, college preparation and admissions, and even career opportunities. Inequity in the educational system stems from underfunding of certain schools, lack of quality teachers and instruction, and unequal access to technology and other resources. To learn more, the U.S. Department of Education has a comprehensive overview of equity in education, including definitions, goals, and strategies for implementation. 

Why is equity in education important?

Lack of equity in education is problematic because it perpetuates inequality and limits opportunity for underserved communities. Without equity, students in communities with lower socioeconomic status, students of color, and students with disabilities have less access to important educational resources such as high-quality teachers, supplies, and technology. This lack of access can lead to higher dropout rates and fewer students attending college, which limits the ability of individuals to access higher-paying jobs and inhibits their social mobility contributing to multigenerational cycles of poverty and inequality. 

How is technology being used to help address inequity in education?

Data scientists, designers, software engineers and other tech workers are helping address education inequity by leveraging data and technology to identify gaps in educational access. They use data analytics to analyze and understand patterns of inequity and develop systems that can monitor and intervene when inequity is present. Additionally, they can create data-driven tools to help students identify and access educational opportunities that may have previously been unavailable to them. Software engineers and designers are creating applications and platforms that provide students with access to virtual tutoring, educational resources, and other learning opportunities.

Equity in Education Organizations

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Eskwelabs is an education platform for 21st-century tech skills. We provide accessible training that is relevant for the digital economy, regardless of background. We pioneer blended learning models to provide equitable and effective courses in the most in-demand skills to people in Southeast Asia.
Singapore, SG, USA
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Re:Coded is a nonprofit organization with a mission to bridge the world's digital inequality divide through education. We train talented youth in under-served communities to become software developers, designers and leaders in their communities. We currently work in Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, and Yemen.
New York, NY, USA
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UPchieve is an ed-tech nonprofit that connects low-income HS students with live tutors any time they need it.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Fiveable Logo

When students are surrounded by passionate teachers and robust resources, they can achieve anything. With technology, we can smash barriers by connecting students and teachers through content and live events. Our goal is to create inclusive and social learning experiences where all students are invited to learn with us for free.
Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Open Climate Campaign Communications Manager
Creative Commons
Remote (Global) - $6K - $8K Per Month
Climate Change
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Climate change, and the resulting harm to our global biodiversity, is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. Creative Commons (CC) and its partners SPARC and EIFL have launched a global O…

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Youth-Centered Health Designer
Remote (USA) - $82K - $91K
Health & Well-Being


At ETR, we understand bold thoughtful research results in great design. The Youth Centered Health Designer position provides leadership in growing our capacity for human-cente…

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Data Engineer
Remote (US) - $100K - $130K
Public Service & Civic Engagement
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Murmuration is a nonprofit organization focused on leveraging civic engagement to drive greater equity. We provide sophisticated tools, data, strategic guidance, and programmatic supp…

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UX and Product Design Director
Bezos Academy
Seattle, WA/Remote (USA) - $149K - $308K
Economic Development
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As Bezos Academy’s first UX and Product Design Director, you will have the incredible opportunity to build our design function from scratch with long-term positive impact, kind people and zero …

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Senior Full-stack Engineer
Bezos Academy
Seattle, WA/Remote (USA) - $133K - $265K
Economic Development
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In the mission-driven role as the Senior Full-stack Engineer at Bezos Academy, you will exercise your uniquely imaginative abilities to create inspiring educational technology for kids and teachers. …

Posted 3 weeks ago
Evaluation Manager
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Remote (USA) - $62K - $70K
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Who We Are 

We promote healthy environments so that every mind, everybody, and every young person can be healthy and ready to succeed. 

We believe that a dedicated, intensified mo…

Posted 1 week ago
IT Support Analyst
Uncommon Schools
New York, NY/Remote (USA) - $25 - $29 Per Hour

Company Description

Uncommon Schools  is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communitie…

Posted 4 weeks ago
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