College Success Award Celebrates 814 High Schools that Prepare Students to Get to and Succeed in College
First Recognition of its Kind Underscores the Importance of School-Level Postsecondary Data
OAKLAND, CA (April 26, 2018) — GreatSchools is proud to unveil the inaugural cohort of College Success Award recipients. This first-of-its-kind honor recognizes 814 schools across nine states that excel in ensuring students prepare for college, enroll in college and succeed once they get there. Continue reading “”
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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Unprecedented analysis of low-income student achievement in large U.S. cities gives reason for both optimism and concern; highlights limitations and potential of state and local data
OAKLAND, Calif., June 20, 2017 – The performance of students from low-income families matches or exceeds that of their more advantaged peers in reading and math at 500 schools identified using the Education Equality Index (EEI), released today. The Index, which aims to create a nationally comparative measure of low-income student achievement, analyzed data for over 55,000 schools nationwide. The public website features the academic performance of students from low-income families in 213 of the 300 largest cities in America, according to school-age population, and which had available data.
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Civil Rights Data Collection to be included on GreatSchools.org for the first time
Oakland, CA, June 7, 2016 — GreatSchools, a national nonprofit and digital platform for school information, announces today a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to provide important school data to all American families about access to
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