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Sign Up for Education Webinar Next Week

Next week, ProPublica and the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign (OTL) will host a webinar to explain how to use our education tools and resources. The webinar is free and will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 2pm Eastern. The discussion will help people understand our Opportunity Gap project and OTL’s work in identifying the practice of redlining, which can deny people access to a quality education.

The Opportunity Gap showed how well states performed in offering rich and poor students equal access to high-level courses. The data in the app gave readers the ability to search for their local school to see how it compares with other nearby schools on things like the availability of advanced placement courses, percentage of students eligible for school lunch programs (as an indicator of poverty), teacher experience, the ethnic makeup of a school or district and more. The National Opportunity to Learn Campaign will show how it can be used to expose the illegal practice of redlining.

Leading the webinar will be Dr. Michael Holzman, a senior research consultant for the Schott Foundation and Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica’s director of computer-assisted reporting.

Sign up here to register for the webinar.

Mike Webb

Mike Webb was the vice president/communications of ProPublica. He is a veteran communications specialist with experience in public relations, marketing, sales and campaign work at media companies, think tanks, political organizations and in the entertainment business.

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