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Underserved Populations

Resources and opportunities targeting underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, LGBT, etc.

Oct 15, 2020


Evidence-based Practices for Addressing Chronic Stress in High-Crime Communities

The Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP) Project was launched in 2016 by leading educators at The University of Chicago with a policy brief on the educational consequences of the chronic toxic stress of living in high-crime communities.

Oct 15, 2020


Grants to Transform Algebra 1 into a Gateway to Success

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.

Oct 15, 2020


Tech Program to Increase Educational and Career Opportunities in Hispanic Communities

During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.

Oct 15, 2020


Edit-a-thons to Bring More Black Artists to Wikipedia

A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.

History Virtual Walking Tours

Oct 01, 2020


Walkathon to Support Education About African American History

Primary Source has announced HistoryThon, an opportunity to explore African American history while supporting teachers with the tools they need, at a time when outdoor activities are safest. Participants can choose where their journey will take them as they explore walks, trails, and sites of historical importance to the African American experience.


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