What if all teachers could achieve excellent student learning results—with the right leadership and support? Opportunity Culture makes this possible. Multi-classroom leaders who produced high-growth student learning as teachers help whole teams of teachers achieve student learning growth matching or approaching that of excellent teachers. Find out more about this national initiative of Public Impact on our sister website, OpportunityCulture.org.
How can non-traditional staffing arrangements and blended learning in schools personalize learning for students? In this report, and an accompanying series of profiles, Public Impact and the Clayton Christensen Institute analyzed eight schools and school networks that are not only personalizing learning, but also getting learning results with disadvantaged students. Find out more here.
Partnership for LA Schools—Slow & Steady Wins the Race
Report examines the Partnership’s in-district turnaround model and its impact on student achievement.
In 2007, civic and philanthropic leaders founded the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to transform some of the city’s highest-need, lowest-performing schools. Eleven years later, schools in the Partnership network have made notable improvements, with much more substantial gains in student performance relative to other schools in the state. This report from Public Impact examines the Partnership’s unique “in-district” model for school turnarounds and the findings from an analysis of student academic data to understand how the Partnership has addressed the significant challenges facing low-resource schools.
Study of Opportunity Culture shows large student learning gains with multi-classroom leadership.
When Charter Enrollment Grows—Issues and Authorizing
Report examines changes as charter enrollment grows in a city, and authorizers’ role to ensure all students access.
In this report with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Public Impact presents a framework for considering the issues that arise as charter enrollment grows in a city and how those issues affect students’ access to great schools. The report then examines how two top authorizers—District of Columbia Public Charter School Board and Denver Public Schools—have responded to some of those issues, and draws lessons from those examples for other authorizers.