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Equity Everywhere™

EdisonLearning is partnering with districts nationwide to explore how our high-quality curriculum and instructional solutions can ensure that demographics and zip code are never a barrier to equitable academic opportunities.

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Equity Everywhere™ Pilot Project

Through pilots launched in schools across the country, we are following the progress of students learning with EdisonLearning eCourses® to explore how our solution delivers on our belief in equity for each learner.

We're calling on secondary schools in a variety of small and large districts―rural, suburban and urban―spread across the U.S. to join the pilot project and test out EdisonLearning resources.

By the conclusion of the pilot, schools will have implemented tools and strategies to enhance equitable opportunity and achievement for all learners. 

How does it work?

Lead the way in a nationwide equity initiative

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Enroll Schools selected can enroll up to 25 students in an eCourse on SEL or from our core and elective course catalog.
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Evaluate

EdisonLearning will work with participating schools to evaluate the learning experience for teachers and students in terms of equitable opportunity and outcomes.

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Elaborate

Participating schools will be featured in an EdisonLearning equity report and highlight their school's equity work through webinars, blogs, social media, and more.

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Equity Everywhere™ Podcast

In this series, EdisonLearning CEO Thom Jackson, and a variety of K-12 practitioners and experts engage in critical, meaningful, comprehensive conversations about equity in education―what are the key factors, variables, objectives, and considerations for the education system to acknowledge and address? Together, podcast participants highlight, amplify, and refine best practices and solutions for ensuring education equity everywhere.

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Podcast Episodes

Equity Everywhere is a podcast series, hosted by MindRocket Media Group and EdisonLearning President & CEO Thom Jackson. Joined weekly by a variety of K-12 practitioners and experts they engage in critical, meaningful, comprehensive conversations about equity in education ― what are the key factors, variables, objectives, and considerations for the education system to acknowledge and address? Together, podcast participants will highlight, amplify, and refine best practices and solutions for ensuring education equity everywhere.

 

 

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning, talks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Superintendent of the Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Hutchings and Thom discuss how they define equity, build institutional equity in school districts, and their perspectives and philosophies on how organizations can best contextualize equity in their communities. From the factors that form equity for all, implementing systematic alignment, and instilling cultural competency, this episode shows how school leaders are engaging with concepts of equity and actively making a change in their districts.

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning, chats with Alex Madrigal, the principal of C.G Bethel High School in Miami Dade County. Alex has been an educator for over 25 years and is in his 10th year at the helm of C.G Bethel. The partnership he has created with EdisonLearning has been extremely successful and brought a blended learning approach to a community that needed an equitable approach to education.

 

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning, chats with Dr. Joshua Starr, Chief Executive Officer of PDK International, former superintendent of schools for Montgomery County Public Schools and Stamford Connecticut, and author of the recent book “Equity-Based Leadership: Leveraging Complexity to Transform School Systems.”

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President, and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning speaks about his challenges growing up in Hamilton, OH, a small town in Southwest Ohio, and attending Garfield Sr. High School. Thom will discuss the adversity he overcame and the individuals who gave him the strength to succeed. Thom displays his heart on his sleeve as he gives back to students today through his leadership and vision at EdisonLearning. A particular focus of Thom’s story is how experiences and human interest encounters early in his career shape the future of EdisonLearning and its participation in ensuring “Equity Everywhere.”

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning, chats with Holly Brzycki, the Supervisor of Online Learning at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. Holly oversees the Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA), a regional online-learning program for 155 districts, schools, educational programs, and eleven Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania. In their conversation on equity in rural schools, Thom and Holly focus on the issues that rural districts face, such as transportation, access to technology, and governmental funding. These limiting factors, many of which are areas of focus for organizations like Capital Area Intermediate Unit, show that equity goes beyond race and class but addresses individual socioeconomic challenges. The conversation also looks to positive outlooks using online learning. Thom and Holly discuss how programs like micro-credentials, supporting teachers, speech therapy, and special education can be provided to teachers and students through online resources to address gaps in the current education system. ”

 

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning, chats with Shomari Jones, the Director of Equity and Strategic Engagement at Bellevue School District in Bellevue, Washington. 

 

In this episode, Thom Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of EdisonLearning, talks with Dr. Jim Rickabaugh, Senior Advisor for the Institute for Personalized Learning. In addition to his role as a lifelong educator, Jim is the author of Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders, a refreshing perspective on learners, education philosophy, and data concerning equity. In this conversation, Thom and Jim focus on personalized learning, its applications, and how educators can use it to best prepare their students for productive and successful lives

 

Who is CEO Thom Jackson?

Largest Minority-Owned Business in Online Education

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Thom Jackson has held key positions at Fortune 100 companies and served three New Jersey governors, but it was his upbringing in a high-poverty Ohio zip code that truly formed him into the leader he eventually became―specifically, he saw the critical role of education. “I'm living proof of how education can change your life,” he says. “I'm on this trajectory because my 8th grade teacher, Dottie Miller, pulled me aside in the hallway and put me on the right path.”

That trajectory led Thom to join EdisonLearning’s senior management team and gave him a front row seat to the difference EdisonLearning’s proprietary education solutions were making in the lives of students growing up in zip codes like his. This is why, in 2014, Thom bought the company, making EdisonLearning the largest minority-owned business in the online education space. Over nearly a decade as President & CEO, his passion has only grown: “I feel obligated to pay it forward at a scale Dottie even would not have imagined,” he says. “It keeps me laser-focused on ensuring that EdisonLearning is always innovating, providing accessible and affordable solutions and tools that help improve teaching and learning for every student, regardless of their zip code, or social or economic circumstances.”

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