Delaware's West Chester and DCCC Are the First Local Colleges To Join National Program to Close Equity Gaps

West Chester University will partner with Delaware County Community College through a national organization to close achievement gaps among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic student groups by 2030, the schools plan to announce Wednesday.

The nearly year-old “Moon Shot for Equity” initiative, overseen by EAB, a Washington-based education firm that works on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues on college campuses, requires colleges to employ 15 “best practices,” including proactive academic advising, community partnerships, and racial equity training for staff. It also will seek to add new avenues for adult learners, improve the transfer process between schools, and evaluate potentially harmful policies, such as preventing students from registering for new classes because they still owe money toward the previous semester.

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