Why We’re Giving Parents More School Quality Info — and How States Can Step Up to Help
January 7, 2018 — Virtually every choice an American parent makes can be informed by facts, figures, and analysis. When one becomes a parent, this information becomes even more important. What’s the safest car seat for my child? How do my child’s height and weight compare with those of other kids their age? What’s the best way to develop healthy sleep habits? Continue reading
OAKLAND, CA – November 02, 2017 — GreatSchools—the leading nonprofit provider of trusted school information—is rolling out new school ratings for all schools around the country. Parents nationwide 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. Continue reading “GreatSchools Launches Expanded School Rating System for Parents”
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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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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