Many students, especially those from underserved communities, face significant inequities in access to the courses needed for success in college and careers. Course access is a promising response which provides public school students with expanded course offerings across diverse learning environments and accountable providers. Through programs like this students can gain equitable access to a variety of courses in a programmatic effort to increase access, quality and equity in public education.
Webinar presenters will share a national perspective on course access programs and policies, along with promising practices and lessons learned on the ground with the Louisiana Supplemental Course Academy and the Rhode Island Advanced Coursework Network. Also, they will discuss new opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which allows significant flexibility to states and districts to use federal funds “to improve student access to advanced courses and a well-rounded education.”
This webinar will take place on March 28th, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The event is free, but registration is required. Participants may wish to review the following resources before the webinar:
- Policy Brief: Course Access: Providing Equitable Access to High-Quality Learning Opportunities
- Report: Course Access: Equitable Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students
Source Organization: iNACOL