A good education is critical to ensuring a better future for our children, our communities, our country and our world. We are working as part of the movement to create more high-quality educational opportunities for young people.

The correlation between education and quality of life is undeniable. Youth who complete high school and college have greater employment prospects, higher earning potential and are able to contribute more to our communities.

And yet, while graduation rates are on the rise, many school systems and education programs are struggling to successfully prepare the current and future generations of our youth for a competitive global marketplace. Consider these facts:

  • An estimated one in four public school children still drop out of high school. There are 1550 high schools nationally where 60% or more of the student body drops out every year. This translates to one student every 26 seconds.
  • According to PISA, the standard in international comparative rankings in education, the United States is currently 31st in Math, 23rd in Science and 17th in reading proficiency.
  • Less than one-third of Americans hold at least a bachelor’s degree. Only 58% of first-time, full-time students pursuing a 4-year bachelors degree earn that degree in 6 years or less.
  • Our nation currently needs many more workers trained in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and that gap continues to grow.
New approaches to education are clearly needed. The education reform movement is being powered by an emerging generation of inspiring and effective leaders who are devoted to improving student learning through all aspects of the education cycle, from inside the classroom in district and charter schools, to shaping education policy. We believe that by investing in the education reform movement and its leaders, we can do our part to better prepare today’s learners to be tomorrow’s qualified workforce and engaged citizens.

 

 

 

New Visions for Public Schools

New Visions for Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. We are dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce.

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National Center for Teacher Residencies

National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing, launching, supporting, and accelerating the impact of teacher residency programs.

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Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact is a national nonprofit organization representing leaders in educator preparation who are committed to transforming educator preparation and elevating the teaching profession.

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Education Resource Strategies

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming how urban school systems organize resources—people, time, technology, and money—so that every school succeeds for every student.

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National Center on Time & Learning

The National Center on Time & Learning is dedicated to expanding and improving learning time in school to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education.

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NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to transform public education. Our mission is to transform public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed.

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The Management Center

We want to see more social change in this country, and we know that producing it is hard. Disparities in money and power mean that social justice advocates need to fight not just as effectively as their opponents, but more effectively. That’s where The Management Center comes in: we help social justice leaders learn how to build and run more effective organizations, so that they can get better results.

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Breakthrough Collaborative

Breakthrough Collaborative is a nonprofit organization that has changed the lives of tens of thousands of students, utilizing a unique dual mission: increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and put them on the trajectory of a successful college path; and inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

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EdNavigator

EdNavigator is a nonprofit organization that helps parents and caregivers choose the best school, understand and track their children’s progress, support learning at home, and advocate for their children’s educational needs. We believe that everyone wins when parents and families are better informed and more engaged. We are currently piloting EdNavigator with a limited number of families in New Orleans. Our long-term goal is to empower every family with access to high quality, on-demand support along the path to a great education, from pre-K to college.

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Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams. We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools put young adults on track to succeed by connecting the resources of communities, companies, governments and philanthropies.

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