Expanding Access and Equity
A state-level policy that provides students with expanded course offerings across learning environments from diverse, accountable providers.
Learner-centered education requires broad access to high-quality coursework. Yet too many schools and districts are unable to offer critical courses necessary for college and career readiness. For many students, lack of access now to college and career-ready coursework will translate to fewer opportunities for a well-paid job and continued future advancement. Course Access helps states to fill those gaps by creating a centralized delivery system for high-need courses from a range of high-quality providers. Schools can engage with students to provide the courses that best meet their needs and pathway goals, without being limited by geography or capacity.
ExcelinEd’s course access policy addresses college and career-ready coursework gaps through model legislation, incentives and guidance, allowing students to access an online marketplace of high-quality courses.
Research & Resources
Recent Course Access News and Blogs
- #AskExcelinEd: How can a Course Access Policy help states advance educational equity?
- #AskExcelinEd: What role does Course Access play in preparing students for college and career?
- #AskExcelinEd: How do ExcelinEd’s Innovation policies support learner-centered education?
- 2017 National Summit to Feature Three Sessions on Innovation in Education
- Indiana Students Will Have Enhanced, Equal Access to Educational Options as Governor Holcomb Signs HB 1007
- Little State, Big Success in Expanding Course Access
- Tennessee Expands Access to Online Learning
- 50% of high schools don’t offer calculus. The solution is pretty simple.
- Hurricane Gray Swirls Toward South Carolina
- Tennessee Considers Course Access