You’ve heard a lot about the achievement gap, but there is less talk about what causes it in the first place. The achievement gap is created by opportunity gaps that prevent many students, in particular students of color and students from low-paid family backgrounds, from accessing the educational and social supports they need. Schools of Opportunity is a research-informed program that recognizes high schools that demonstrate their ability to close opportunity gap and do their part to create rich learning opportunities for every student. The project offers a positive vision of school quality and school improvement—as an alternative to test-based accountability policies and a deficit narrative. Take a moment to watch this short video and hear directly from students at one School of Opportunity about the difference this can make.