Access Does not Equal Equity

This article looks at the schools in New York City that are using a mastery-based education model. These schools tend to more closely reflect the diversity of their surrounding communities, and many are also implementing culturally responsive teaching practices. The article also describes the work of the the Mastery Collaborative, launched in 2015 as part of the education department’s Office of Leadership. It currently serves as a way for the 37 member schools to connect and share expertise.

This article provides a look at the success of a mastery-based approach to address issues of equity in a large urban district. It will be of interest to researchers, policy-makers, and educators in other cities.

Source Organization: Hechinger Report

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