Education, nonprofit, and business leaders are giving $100 million to identify and enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes over the next three years.
The project is led by Equal Opportunity Schools, a Seattle-based nonprofit. Other donors and participants include the College Board, the International Baccalaureate organization, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. (The foundation helps support Education Week‘s coverage of high-achieving low-income students.)
Students will be identified using “deep data,” student grades, and surveys, in addition to test scores.
A version of this article appeared in the May 06, 2015 edition of Education Week as Groups Pledge Millions to Expand AP, IB Access