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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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ClassDojo

Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo is the leading communication app for primary schools around the world. It helps teachers, families, and kids share more often and more positively about what's happening at school and at home - including photos, videos, messages, and positive feedback.
Education
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Learning Collider

We use tools from economics and machine learning to instrument digital platforms for real-time research and social impact. Our work engages key determinants of social mobility: education, housing, and employment.
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Education
Partners & Advocates
New York, NY, USA
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Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with urban and rural communities in more than 50 regions across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today Teach For America is a force of over 60,000 alumni and corps members committed to profound systemic change. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, they’re reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, to grow, to influence and to lead. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Education
New York, NY, USA
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Bezos Day One Fund

A nonprofit organization that is creating a network of high quality tuition free Montessori inspired preschools for low income families and children
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Public Infrastructure
Education
Seattle, WA, 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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ETR
Remote (USA) - $76K - $85K
Health & Well-Being

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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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