Education Equity


How can we design learning settings so that all students thrive?

Pamela Cantor, M.D., Linda Darling-Hammond, Merita Irby, and Karen Pittman Education has long been central to the promise of the United States of America. But our current education system has never been designed to promote the equitable opportunities or outcomes that our children and families deserve, and that our democracy, society and economy need. Our system was designed for a different world — to support mass education preparing students for their presumed “places in life.” That world believ
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Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery | U.S. Department of Education

Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery | U.S. Department of Education
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Honolulu Civil Beat Panel “Online Learning: What Have We Learned?”

On June 25th, I participated, along with a principal, a teacher, and a student. on what we have learned about virtual learning during the pandemic. The educators and student were exemplary, giving us a view of creative, dedicated, focus on delivering learning and connection. As I noted in my panel contributions, from our Parents for Public Schools of Hawai‘i survey of families, the crisis persists. We do not have the systems or training in place to engage enough of our students substantively and personally, to support their learning and emotional health. All panelists agreed on this. Click the image below to listen. — Deborah

Hawai‘i Connectivity Status – from the State of the States, Education SuperHighway

The classroom connectivity gap is largely closed as shown in this 2019 report. The Hawai‘i Connectivity Snapshot (clickable image below) shows the status of Hawai‘i public school connectivity. Now, as virtual learning to homes is needed, we need to work on hot spots, connections from vendors, and devices for students at home to enable equitable virtual learning access.

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