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Bridgespan Group, 2015
Eric Schwarz cofounded Citizen Schools in 1995 to offer Boston students living in low-income communities the opportunity to participate in apprenticeships in a variety of careers. Twenty years later, Citizen Schools has served more than 50,000 mostly middle-school students in seven states coast-to-coast, engaging some 40,000 volunteer…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Experience, Social Services, Extended School Day
Pritzker, J. B.; Bradach, Jeffrey L.; Kaufmann, Katherine – Bridgespan Group, 2015
When every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential, families, communities, and the nation's economic future strengthens. Remarkably, one in four American children come from low-income families and enter kindergarten not ready to learn and, as a result, fall behind from the very start. The nation pays a heavy price through…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Belton, Andrew; Berner, Murrayl; Doyle, Betsy; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2014
Philanthropists across the country have long supported local schools and even funded new ones--primarily charters. These investments make a difference, sometimes a big one. At best, however, these are small-scale successes compared to the challenge of improving educational outcomes and life prospects for students across a whole district. The…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change
Rodde, Amy Coe; McHugh, Lija – Bridgespan Group, 2013
The Common Core State Standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, raise the bar for what students need to learn at each stage of their K-12 education. The goal is to better prepare students for college and careers. The most important thing that education leaders can do to help the Common Core succeed is to support teachers in…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Alignment (Education), Educational Improvement, Case Studies
Doyle, Betsy; Iyengar, Nithin – Bridgespan Group, 2013
In June 2012, Green Dot Public Schools and The Bridgespan Group convened a small group of education leaders focused on high school turnaround and transformation. This report explores some of what was learned about problems of practice and potential solutions--all toward the ultimate goal of college and career readiness for every student. The…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, High Schools, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul; Seldon, Willa – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges--a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy--that require powerful solutions. In a climate of increasingly constrained resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Employment Qualifications, Career Development, Job Skills
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Career Development, Job Skills, Success
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Employment Qualifications, Career Development, Job Skills
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Change Strategies, Graduation Rate, Cooperative Planning
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Financial Support, Public Schools
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Partnerships in Education, Graduation Rate, Cooperative Planning
Bridgespan Group, 2010
This paper presents a panel discussion, moderated by Kelly Campbell (a partner at Bridgespan), as part of Bridgespan's 10th anniversary celebration held in May 2010. The topic for conversation was "Progress and Challenges in the Youth Development Field." The invited panelists included: Earl Martin Phalen, co-founder of "BELL"…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Youth Programs
Newstead, Barry; Wright, Caitrin Moran; Colby, Susan – Bridgespan Group, 2010
Everyone knows that every single child should receive a high-quality education. Not only is it the ticket to opportunity in America and around the world, but also research has shown clearly that there are life-limiting implications for children who are not adequately educated. Where to start? As the authors reflect on their work and research in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Learning Processes, Generational Differences, Individualized Instruction
Stid, Daniel; O'Neill, Kate; Colby, Susan – Bridgespan Group, 2009
Many school district leaders, high school administrators, and teachers--particularly those in urban areas--have struggled to reduce high school dropout rates but find themselves overwhelmed by the dimensions of the problem. Consider: Research has shown that lack of preparation in elementary and middle school, long before students reach high…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Public Schools, Urban Areas, High Schools
Saxton, Amy; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2008
Two years into an aggressive expansion plan, Aspire Public Schools was on track in terms of school openings, but behind on its goals to add a layer of management. The schools were performing well, but the nonprofit's leaders were stretched paper thin and concerned about the organization's ability to perform in the face of more growth. Determined…
Descriptors: Leadership, Public Schools, Sustainability, Capacity Building
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