The National Education Equity Lab is excited to
New Jersey Public Schools
to offer college Credit-Bearing Courses from
Georgetown, Howard, Cornell, Stanford, Princeton and
more at your high school!
The National Education Equity Lab is a non-profit that
aims to democratize access to college by partnering with
top colleges and universities to offer high-quality
college credit-bearing courses in Title 1 high schools
across the country. Scholars gain the opportunity to
take actual college courses from top professors while
being co-taught by teachers at their high schools. Upon
successful completion of the course, scholars earn
3-widely transferable college credits and a transcript
from the offering institution.
WANT TO LEARN MORE? Review information
about our model below and join an upcoming information
session for New Jersey district leaders and principal by
READY TO JUMP IN? Title 1 or title 1
eligible high school principals can claim your school’s
spot today by filling out our principal’s interest form!
ABOUT THE MODEL
The National Education Equity Lab is an education
justice startup that connects selective colleges to
underserved high schools to propel college readiness and
access, and economic mobility. It works with a
Consortium of selective colleges (Howard, Stanford,
Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Wesleyan, ASU, UC, Georgetown,
Columbia/Barnard and more) to deliver and support
college credit bearing courses, and supports, into
teacher-led high school classrooms. This model was
designed for scale. Starting with a single course with
Harvard in 2019, over 10K students will have been served
by the end of 2022. This fall we’re in 32 states – from
Flint, Baton Rouge, Navajo Nation New Mexico, to New
York City, LA and Chicago. Over 83% of all students
completing their courses pass and receive widely
transferable college credits, and a college transcript,
at no cost to them. 96% of students recommended this
course to other students like them in exit surveys. 98%
of high school co-teachers rated this as a “very
positive” or “one of my best” teaching experiences; 100%
of pilot districts have continued with us. Board members
include Arne Duncan, Marian Wright Edelman, Jenny
Rickard, LaVerne Srinivasan, Angela Duckworth, Robert
Balfanz. Funders include the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, Carnegie Corp. of NY, Paul Tudor Jones
Foundation, United Way, Mellon Foundation.
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Title 1 or Title 1-eligible high schools
Commitment to embed the course in the school day
Co-taught by a high school co-teacher at your high
FUNDING FOR NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS
We work with university and college partners to offer
the courses at a heavily reduced rate of $250 per
student enrollment (That’s $250 for three college
credits!). Through a generous grant from the Tudor
Foundation, New Jersey scholars will receive complete
tuition scholarships for 4 semesters (or until the
scholarships run out). Beyond the scholarship phase,
Title IV and ESSER funds may be used to support
The Ed Equity Lab’s College-in-High School model
includes three key layers of student support:
1) High School Co-Teachers: Teachers
at your school support scholars by co-teaching the
college course alongside the university professor.
Co-teachers meet with scholars during the school day
and support scholars by reviewing assignment
requirements, discussing challenging concepts,
monitoring student progress and taking action, and
reviewing and providing feedback on student work
2) University Teaching Fellows:
Undergraduate or graduate students from the offering
institutions meet with scholars weekly to review
content, build relationships, and discuss college.
University Teaching Fellows do all of the grading for
the course and work closely with High School
Co-Teachers to monitor student progress.
3) The Ed Equity Lab and Our Partners:
The team at the Ed Equity Lab and partners host
monthly professional development sessions for
teachers, communicate student progress to school teams
weekly, provide additional supports to students,
including one-on-one college mentors and distributing
tech all to support scholars!
Spring 2022 Course Offerings
Upon successful completion of the following college
courses, students will earn widely-transferable
college credits and a transcript from the listed
institution — providing the opportunity to advance
and demonstrate college readiness to college
admissions offices , and students themselves.
Princeton University | Western Way of War: Through this course, students will come to
appreciate that war is both a natural expression of
common human emotions and interactions and a
constitutive part of how we cohere as groups. At the
end of the course, you will start to see war
everywhere and come to appreciate how much it
defines our life.
Howard University | Principles of Criminal Justice:
This course provides an introduction to the criminal
justice system and a foundation for future study.
Scholars will explore the key concepts of the
criminal justice system and critically think about
issues emerging in 21st century media.
Stanford University | Introduction to Computer Science:
This course will explore computer science, including
a detailed look at the internals of computers and
the Internet; an extended look at web development;
an introduction to programming; and a discussion of
computer security mechanisms, how computers are
attacked, and how they can be protected. Students
will learn how to use HTML and CSS and will be
introduced to the Python programming language.
Georgetown University | Map of the Modern World:
Scholars will study the physical and political
geography of the world to better understand current
issues of international importance. This course is a
universal requirement for all undergraduate students
in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. This course is full for spring 2022.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
| Essentials of Personal Finance:
This course provides an introduction to key
financial concepts through the lens of personal
financial decisions and includes units about
financing one’s own education. Students will gain
knowledge about practical and real-world financial
concepts that will set them up for success beyond
Barnard College at Columbia University |
Principles of Economics:
Principles of Economics taught by nationally
recognized female economist, Professor Homa
Zarghamee, will explore how a market economy
determines costs, factors of how products are made,
and how resources and circumstances can be used to
make things efficiently.
Cornell University |
Big Data for Big Policy Problems
: In this course, scholars will explore a dynamic
set of today’s most pressing social policy issues
and incorporate data science and programming to
analyze the types of data that help us better
understand and shape these issues.
Stanford University | Analytical Writing for
This course will prepare high school students to use
writing as a tool for understanding and analyzing the
world and for making arguments about ideas. Through a
series of increasingly complex writing challenges,
culminating in an extended essay, it will prepare
students for college-level coursework in the
humanities and social sciences.
Arizona State University and Amazon Web Services
| Introduction to Cloud Computing:
ASU and AWS are partnering to offer a look under the
hood at the exciting cloud technologies that run
businesses today. Scholars taking this course will
have the opportunity to receive an industry
certification in Cloud Computing, as well as 3
college credits from ASU!
Arizona State University | Poetry in America: Foundations of American
Literature & Culture, 1850-1945: This exciting new course from Harvard Professor Elisa New will
use poetry and literature to explore a series of
major historical events and social
movements—including Reconstruction, the Jim Crow
Era, and Manifest .
Howard University and Kahn Academy | College Algebra 2: In this course, students will study the key
components of college Algebra using a mastery-based
approach supported by Khan Academy. This course is full for spring 2022.
Wesleyan University | Introduction to Psychology:
Scholars will learn how the brain, sensation and
perception, emotions, development, learning, mental
health, memory, our social world and more contribute
to human behavior. This course is full for spring 2022.