Helping schools extend the reach of excellent teachers, principals, and their teams to more students, for more pay, within budget—providing educator career opportunities and enabling student growth.
Public Impact is a team of professionals from many backgrounds, including former teachers and principals, who want to devise and advance visionary but practical ideas to improve K–12 education. We are researchers, thought leaders, policy experts, tool-builders, and on-the-ground change-makers who work with education leaders.
We provide innovative solutions, level-headed research and customized service for clients who want to dramatically improve learning outcomes for all students. Through our thought leadership, we help our clients engage in dramatic change that is supported by teachers, administrators, and their communities.
Our clients include private foundations, federal, state and local policymakers, innovative districts, charter authorizers, education nonprofits, and other change-oriented leaders. Our partners include teachers and education organizations interested in identifying and implementing bold ideas that achieve impact. Interested in learning more or working with us? Contact us!
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The Potential of a Virtual Education—Lessons from Virtual Schools with Results
Report highlights two virtual charter schools making online schooling work for their students and identifies lessons and recommendations for virtual schools.
Better Together—Charter School Champions and Parent Advocates
This call to action explains why partnerships to better support students with disabilities are needed, the forms they might take, and how to get started.
Charter School Facility Incubators—An Innovative Approach to Charter School Facilities
This case study provides an in-depth look at the design and operations of Building Pathways, a charter facility incubator in Washington D.C.
Opportunity Youth Network—A Collective Approach to Transforming Lives and Communities
Report examines Newark Opportunity Youth Network, a network of partners reconnecting youth to quality education programs and opportunity.
Addressing Indiana’s Quiet Teaching Crisis—A Sensible Blueprint for Progress
Report makes three key recommendations for smart policies to bring Indiana teacher pay to the regional median.
Autonomous District Schools—A New Kind of High-Quality, Innovative Public School
Report illuminates how districts are implementing autonomous district schools to gain charter-like flexibilities and opportunities.
Built to Grow—A Case Study of IDEA Public Schools
Report describes how IDEA continues to expand and thrive as the charter sector slows.