Digital Ready and Outlier.org Partner to Offer Early College Math Courses to Increase Access to Jobs in Boston’s Growing Innovation Economy
BOSTON, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Ready and Outlier.org today announced a partnership offering three free-for-credit college math courses to high school students in Boston Public schools starting fall 2022.
Thanks to this partnership, Boston high school students can follow Outlier.org College algebra, Bakingand Calculation I courses at no cost to them and earn up to 9 college credits from the University of Pittsburgh, helping to make college more accessible and affordable. Too often, calculus serves as a roadblock that prevents students from pursuing a STEM career. This partnership will ensure that Boston students have a solid foundation in mathematics to ensure they are prepared for the rigor and demands of STEM careers related to computer science, engineering, architecture, biotechnology, data science data, etc
In the first year, the partnership will prioritize students who are grossly underrepresented in from boston the innovation economy, including women, black and Latino students, as well as students attending a Boston high school that ranks in the lowest 10% of schools in the state. Registration for fall semester courses will open today. Classes will begin online in September with in-person support available throughout the semester. Interested students can register for the course at DigitalReady website. Boston students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 this fall are eligible.
This collaborative partnership will amplify the opportunities for from boston high school students, providing them with the access, resources and support needed to enter from boston booming technology economy. “Increasing access to rigorous math courses in high school must be our priority in Boston or we risk isolating our students from the economic and civic fabric of their home community. We have a city rich in resources and employment opportunities, but inequitable in its distribution. This partnership is just one example of how we can partner to break down barriers for our Black and Latino students and ensure they have access to well-paying jobs in Boston that put them and their families on the path to economic mobility,” says Dr. Sarah rice with cherriesthe executive director of Digital Ready.
Created with a mission to expand access to high-quality education and reduce student debt, Outlier.org builds bridges to higher education, one carefully designed course at a time. Founded by Aaron Rasmussen (co-founder of MasterClass), Outlier.org was named one of the TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2020. By combining cinematic video, thoughtful pedagogy, student support and technology, Outlier.org creates the best online versions of general education college courses.
“We designed Outlier.org to be both engaging and educationally comprehensive,” said Aaron Rasmussen, CEO and Founder of Outlier.org. “Outlier.org’s math courses can help chart a path for underrepresented and low-income minority students in STEM fields. We’re excited to continue to build on this programming as we partner with Digital Ready to further expand access to STEM education.”
Digital Ready is a Boston-a mission-based organization to activate the creative potential of high school students, especially underrepresented youth—students from low-income backgrounds and students of color—with the agency, social capital, and skills to build their own pathways to economic mobility and success in from boston innovation economy. For more information, visit www.digitalready.org or follow @digitalreadyboston on Instagram.
Created by the co-founder of MasterClass, Outlier.org offers beautiful, effective online courses that earn students transferable college credit for a fraction of the cost. In addition to featuring cinematic-quality lectures, Outlier.org courses are taught by some of the most charismatic personalities in academia, including instructors from Yale, MITand Colombiaand are transcribed by the University of Pittsburgh, one of the top 60 schools. Students benefit from a premium learning experience that includes access to one-on-one tutoring for math lessons, AI-monitored assessments, dynamically generated problem sets, and active learning materials from point. In line with the company’s mission to increase access to quality higher education and reduce student debt, each course is offered at only $400. For more information about Outlier.org, follow them on instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedInand Youtube.