Report examines the impact of the nonprofit, Bottom Line, on low-income, first-generation students in New York City.
Identifying Schools Achieving Great Results with Highest-Need Students: Catalyzing Action to Meet the Needs of All Students
Paper explains a methodology for measuring the extent of support that students need to thrive academically.
Our Highest-Need Students: How Can School Deliver for Them Post-Pandemic?
Public Impact and FutureEd teamed up to host a panel discussion on the report, Identifying Schools Achieving Great Results with Highest-Need Students.
Engagement, Demographics, Academic, Economics—School Needs Index a New Way to Gauge Success in Serving Students With the Greatest Challenges
By Bryan Hassel and Greg Lippman; published in The 74. A version of this essay originally appeared on the FutureEd blog. We have heard a great deal over the course of the pandemic about learning loss. But while the negative impact of COVID-19 on students of all kinds is becoming increasingly clear, some students have struggled […]
Committing to Anti-Racism: Public Impact’s Statement
The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are the tip of a mammoth iceberg of racial injustice in our nation. Behind these three injustices are millions of others, large and small, that, when unaddressed, leave those in power unchecked and emboldened to perpetuate more. As loud as the shouting of protestors may […]
Why Charter Champions Should Partner with Parents to Support Students with Disabilities: New Report from Public Impact
In Better Together: Why Charter School Champions and Parent Advocates Should Partner to Better Support Students with Disabilities, Public Impact issues a call to action for charter champions—including charter associations, city-based education organizations and other reform organizations that see charters as an integral piece of a thriving system of public schools—to form and deepen partnerships […]
Better Together: Why Charter School Champions & Parent Advocates Should Partner to Better Support Students with Disabilities
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.
Reengaging Disconnected Youth: Early Lessons from Newark
New Jersey’s youth face enormous, long-standing challenges, many stemming from historic discrimination and endemic poverty. Nearly 4,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 20 are not in school, and about 3,000 more between 15 and 21 are at risk of leaving school without a high school diploma. Half of the city’s 16- to 19-year-olds, […]
Newark 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.
Gov. Tony Evers Wants More Money for K-12 Education. Research Backs Many of His Ideas.
Post-Crescent, February 1, 2019, by Jen Zettel Vandenhouten
During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Tony Evers announced several education priorities he’d like to address in the next state budget.
Predictable Third Grade Reading Assessment Results Prompt the Question – How Can We Do Better?
EdNC, September 28, 2018, by Mandy Ableidinger
The most recent NC end of third grade reading assessment results show scores hardly shifting from last year and continued racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic gaps. What can we do differently? A recent research study on how best to reduce achievement disparities in diverse schools finds that a comprehensive set of strategies is needed.
Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse and Low-Poverty Schools
By Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel; first published on EdNC. Education leaders in North Carolina and across the U.S. have spent decades highlighting and attempting to close achievement gaps, focused especially on the gaps between African-American and Latino students compared to their white and Asian peers, as well as the gaps between low-income students […]