GreatSchools Launches Expanded School Rating System for Parents in California

Parents to Find Information on More Factors that Have an Impact on Student Success

OAKLAND, CA – September 21, 2017 — GreatSchools—the leading nonprofit provider of trusted school information—is rolling out new school ratings for all schools nationally, starting with California. Parents in California now have expanded information about important aspects of schools—including course access, student progress, and equity—that can help them support their children’s education and take action to improve their local schools.


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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”