Ed Equity Lab Welcomes New Jersey Schools!

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
RSVPing below.

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! 



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.


  • 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

    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
    student enrollments.


    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
    before submission.

    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!

    College-in-High School

    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
    the classroom.

    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.