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Many education and philanthropic leaders in America’s cities understand the interdependencies between schools, talent, policy, and community engagement in transforming local education systems to meet the needs of more students and families. But few leaders […]
Education policy reforms are only as good as the governance systems that promote and monitor them. Governance is often overlooked when policymakers and advocates design and assess reform efforts. But a new report by Education […]
Students in schools along the Rio Grande River in Texas are poor, but also top academic performers. Children in schools dotting the districts along the Rio Grande River in Texas are overwhelmingly poor and Hispanic, […]
When it comes to educating students from urban low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. And it’s one you might not expect. Texas cities were top performers on a new […]
Education Index Identifies 500 Schools where Low Income Students Outpace National Average for More Affluent Peers06/20/2017
Unprecedented analysis of low-income student achievement in large U.S. cities gives reason for both optimism and concern; highlights limitations and potential of state and local data OAKLAND, Calif., June 20, 2017 – The performance of […]
As education reform advocates know, the Every Student Succeeds Act got rid of the School Improvement Grants program and replaced it with a requirement that states spend 7 percent of their Title I allotment (about […]
Schools are supposed to be the great equalizers. Yet it is far too difficult to tell which cities or states do the most to ensure that all children receive equitable access to strong public schools. […]
While context is dramatically different in each of our member cities, there is one challenge they all face – finding and financing charter school facilities. We’ve been working with our members for more than two […]
Sharhonda Bossier discusses her own education activism, how personal experience drives her work, and what more the reform community needs to do to work directly with families and communities.
“Education Cities believes we’re entering a third era of talent management in education. Call it Talent 3.0.”
“You might be able to instigate change from on high, but you can’t sustain it over time unless you have community and electoral support.”
Ethan Gray speaks at SXSWEdu about what could happen when teachers are in charge, parents have power and big bureaucracies are a thing of the past.