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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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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Working with schools, youth-serving organizations, and businesses, we’re building healthier communities and empowering kids to develop lifelong healthy habits.
Education
Health & Well-Being
Portland, OR, USA
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Parent Powered

Developed by educational researchers, Ready4K is an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages.
Education
Belmont, CA, USA
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California College Guidance Initiative

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California have access to a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for postsecondary education and training. This baseline is provided by CaliforniaColleges.edu, which provides California students and educators with a wide range of college and career planning information and tools. The site also houses, audits, and transmits student data to help ensure more accurate and efficient decisions regarding admissions, financial aid, and course placement. CCGI provides technical assistance, support, and training to K-12 school districts in order to support students, counselors, and parents with the systematic use of CaliforniaColleges.edu, including its transcript-informed tools. CCGI is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture.
Education
Sacramento, CA, USA
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Re:Coded

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.
Education
New York, NY, USA

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Girls Who Code
New York, NY/Remote (USA) - $88K - $124K
Education
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Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip students who identify as girls or…

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Evaluation Specialist [Research Associate]
ETR
Remote (USA) - $76K - $85K
Health & Well-Being

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

The Research Associate III will support one large evaluation project and/or two or more small evaluation projects, focused on HIV and sexual health. Primary responsibilities i…

Posted 1 week ago
Product Manager, Data and IT-Managed Services
Uncommon Schools
New York, NY - $95K - $112K
Education

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 2 weeks ago
Senior Methodologist
ETR
Remote (USA) - $95K - $105K
Health & Well-Being

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist II, the Senior Methodologist I will use their methodological skills to support the design and implementation of Services research an…

Posted 1 week ago
Level 1 Support Specialist - Part Time
Gersh Autism
Issaquah, WA - $25000 - $30000 Per Hour
Education
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Gersh Academy is seeking a Part Time Level 1 Support Specialist to join our team. As a Level 1 Support Specialist, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance and support to our staff …

Posted 2 weeks ago
Senior Cloud DevSecOps Engineer
ETR
Remote (USA) - $136K - $152K
Health & Well-Being

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO/CTO), the Cloud DevSecOps Engineer is responsible for maintaining, securing, and optimizing ETR’s …

Posted 1 week ago
Administrative Assistant to the Head of Data & IT
Uncommon Schools
New York, NY - $25 - $29 Per Hour
Education

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 2 weeks ago
Manager, Data and IT- Support
Uncommon Schools
New York, NY - $91K - $107K
Education

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 2 weeks ago
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