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High-quality Public Schools
Every child deserves high-quality public schools in his or her neighborhood. These schools promote a culture in which teachers and principals are supported and motivated to help at-risk students achieve, and in which parents and other community members are active, informed participants in school improvement work.
tactics for giving to support high-quality public schools
Support community engagement, advocacy, and parent-leadership focused on school improvement, particularly in low-income communities
Support innovative teacher training programs that effectively address the needs of struggling students and low-performing schools
Support research that drives the adoption of best practices in teaching and school leadership
to organizations and initiatives that are successfully making a difference supporting high-quality public schools
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Investment Initiatives Support Academic Success of Seattle Public Schools' Children
The Alliance for Education seeks to help children in Seattle Public Schools achieve academic success. The organization does this through investment initiatives related to college readiness, community engagement, school board and staff development, and data assessment.
This report focuses on the impact of state laws, state regulations, and school district policies and practices that remove students from school and prevent them from accessing educational services due to behavior or violations of school codes of conduct.
Trends in Education Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Education (GFE) introduced its annual
survey in 2008 to gauge the state of education philanthropy and to learn from its members how the field was evolving. Every year since 2008, they have offered a snapshot of trends, emerging issues and challenges funders saw on the horizon. The latest report in this series was published in 2012.
The Road Map Project 2013 Results Report
The Road Map Project's
is the Road Map Project’s annual report card. It presents the most recent data on the project’s Indicators of Student Success and, where possible, shows trends and results relative to baselines and targets.
A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep
A new generation of teacher education programs is challenging how teachers get trained for the classroom.
School Reports and District Scorecards
Seattle Public Schools provides detailed information on how each school, and the district overall, is performing. These reports also explain what the district is doing to increase academic achievement and close the achievement gap in each school and across the district.
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