November 28, 2017

At the NYC intersection of philanthropy, schools, and reading: 50,000 students benefit

William Ruane knew a thing or two about investing. A $10,000 initial investment in the Sequoia Fund that he co-founded in 1970 would be worth more than $4 million today. Under his cooperative management, the Sequoia Fund became one of […]
October 31, 2017

K–8 assessments help Montana district drive college/career readiness

For college-bound high school seniors, weak test scores in the spring can mean remedial courses on campus in the fall. How big a deal could that be? As it turns out, huge. An academic counselor at Helena College in Montana […]
October 11, 2017

Colorado K–6 charter school consistently performs above district average

It was 1917 when students first walked through the doors of a little red brick schoolhouse in Lamar, Colorado. Today, that same structure welcomes a fifth generation of students to the Alta Vista Charter School, a K–6 elementary school with […]
August 16, 2017

Reading and growing their way to top honors as Mississippi’s #1 elementary school

Davis IB Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi has recently been ranked as Mississippi’s top elementary school.1 For five years and counting, the school has achieved an A grade in the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) accountability ratings. The state superintendent […]