Virtual School Meanderings

February 20, 2017

NEPC’s Schools of Opportunity Recognition Project

As a National Education Policy Center Fellow, I received the below message about promoting this exceptional project.  Please circulate this opportunity to your K-12 colleagues.

Hello again, Fellows.

We just launched the third year of NEPC’s Schools of Opportunity recognition project.

Please help us recruit strong high schools to apply for recognition. In particular, please use your networks, publications or other avenues (e.g., social media) to help share our press release and application. Please also share this with any superintendents or district administrators you know.

Our new website lists the application criteria derived from the book Prudence and I edited, Closing the Opportunity Gap. As you know, the general idea is to recognize schools that are using evidence-based strategies to increase educational excellence and equity. Tuesday’s article in the Washington Post AnswerSheet provides more detailed information:

Ideally, we’d love your help in doing two things:

1. Forward this email along to any communities or listservs that you belong to that might get it into the hands of principals, teachers, and other representatives of high schools that may meet the criteria for recognition? For more information here is the full press release

2. Post a link to either the article in the Washington Post Answer Sheet, or to our website on your social media accounts using the hashtag #schoolsofopportunity?

Here’s a sample Social Media post:
Amazing high schools: apply for the recognition you deserve! Help celebrate public education. #schoolsofopportunity

We really appreciate everything you all have done (and will do) to help us with the project!


Kevin G. Welner
Professor and Director
National Education Policy Center

School of Education

University of Colorado Boulder
(303) 492-8370

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