America’s public school population is majority-minority
For the first time in our nation’s history, as of this month, The Department of Education estimates that non-white students make up 50.2 percent of all public school students. While the Department is also celebrating the nation’s highest graduation rate in history, Secretary Duncan also said that success rates for some students, including those of color, must improve.
“This is about both equity and excellence. And I believe it’s going to take a sea change in our classrooms to get there.”
Secretary Duncan announced this shift in April during a speech to the Grad Nation Summit, noting the growing imperative to serve all students better.
Read more about the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment on the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education.
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We work closely with a variety of clients in Arizona, California, and Nevada at their request. We work with:
- Districts and schools
- Other local education agencies
- School boards
- State education and other government agencies
- Organizations serving families
- Community-based organizations
How We Can Help describes the types of services that we offer and the strategies we employ to deliver those services to our clients.
Entering Our 4th Year of Service!
We are pleased to announce that the EAC Region IX will enter its fourth year of service beginning October 1, 2014. The U.S. Secretary of Education has extended the project period for the current Equity Assistance Centers for up to 24 months (through FY2015 and possibly FY2016). This waiver and project extension will allow the current EAC grantees to continue providing high-quality services without interruption.
We want to thank all of you who submitted comments to the Secretary supporting the extension for the EACs. We look forward to continuing our work in Arizona, California, and Nevada, and helping you ensure that equitable education opportunities are available and accessible for all children.