New report from GreatSchools.org reveals whether or not states are providing easy access to high-quality education data

Education data transparency varies widely across the U.S.; Michigan, Massachusetts, and Georgia top state rankings.

OAKLAND, CA (March 7, 2019) — Access to education data can help parents, educators, policymakers, researchers, and advocates understand how our schools are educating our children and preparing them for a successful future. The data can uncover successes to celebrate and learn from; it can also reveal gaps where improvements may be desperately needed. Yet there is a wide variation in how states provide this important information about our public schools. Today, GreatSchools.org released a new report, “Finding the Data: A State-by-State Assessment of Education Data Transparency.” Continue reading “”

GreatSchools.org Launches New Education Newsletters for the 16 Million Latino Families in the U.S.

New, free education resource for parents is now available in Spanish.

OAKLAND, CA (January 9, 2019) — This month, GreatSchools.org launches their successful grade-based parenting guidance newsletters in Spanish. These weekly newsletters, dedicated to helping Spanish-speaking families nationwide, are tailored by grade and child development stage. The newsletters include original, culturally relevant articles, videos, tip sheets, parent stories, and free worksheets. Parents, caregivers, grandparents, and teachers can use this essential resource to know how to support children’s academic and social-emotional development throughout the school year. Continue reading “”

Analysis: Unlocking the Data Reveals 814 High Schools in 9 States That Prepare Their Graduates for Success in College and in Life

Originally published in The 74

April 25, 2018 — Many students will soon be throwing their graduation caps in the air, closing the chapter on high school as they start to write their next chapter of life. Our hope and expectation is that high school prepared them for what’s next. The truth is, for most students, we have no idea. Continue reading “”

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 “”

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