Parents need more information to hold schools accountable

April 10, 2017
Samantha Brown Olivieri, VP of Growth & Strategy at GreatSchools, explains the challenge for states as they begin submitted their implementation plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act… Continue reading
 

GreatSchools’ new report reveals a tale of two systems in California schools

Only 2% of California’s African American and 6% of Hispanic students attend a high opportunity and high performing school for their student group

Oakland, CA, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, on the 63rd anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, GreatSchools released Searching for Opportunity: Examining Racial Gaps in Access to Quality Schools in California and a List of Spotlight Schools. This first-of-its-kind report exposes alarming gaps in access to educational opportunity and student achievement broken down by race and ethnicity. The report examines trends at K-12 schools across the state to shed light on systemic gaps in access to advanced courses, teacher experience, college readiness, academic achievement, discipline, and other measures that indicate a student’s chances for success in college and careers.
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GreatSchools and Education Cities Demonstrate New Technology at the White House to Identify Gaps in Educational Equity Across the Nation

The Opportunity Dashboard will offer parents and policymakers a unique view of educational opportunities in America

Washington, DC, October 6, 2016 — Using data to help improve educational opportunities for all American children, GreatSchools and Education Cities demonstrated a prototype for an innovative technology platform called the Opportunity Dashboard at the White House today.
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GreatSchools Acquires Education Technology Startup Schoolie

Schoolie course enrollment data will provide a more complete picture of learning opportunities in neighborhood schools across America

San Francisco Bay Area, July, 20, 2016 — GreatSchools, the Oakland, California-based nonprofit organization committed to empowering parents to get a great education for their children, announced today its acquisition of Schoolie, the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses Continue reading “GreatSchools Acquires Education Technology Startup Schoolie”

After 18 Years GreatSchools Founder Bill Jackson Steps Down, Matthew Nelson Selected to Succeed Jackson

Jackson built leading education nonprofit used by millions of parents nationwide

San Francisco Bay Area, June, 20, 2016GreatSchools announced today that founder and CEO, Bill Jackson, will step down in July. Matthew Nelson, currently serving as chief operating officer, has been appointed president of GreatSchools.
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