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Winning of the CSP Grant Evaluation Project

By | 2017-09-13T21:36:30+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Completion of the CSP Grant Evaluation Project Lead of Project: Jesus Davila  In 2016 Texas won a new three-year, $50.5 million Charter School Program (CSP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). This award was larger than all but four states with current CSP grants (FL, NY, OH, and CA). The Texas [...]

Improving Outcomes for Adult Learners

By | 2017-11-30T05:03:18+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Improving Outcomes for Adult Learners Monday, October 23, 2017 | Margaret Patterson More than 40 percent of adults age 16 or older participate in some form of adult education activities. Safal Partners recently concluded a contract with the national Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) in the U.S. Department of Education to [...]

Lake & Tuchman: Disability Rights Advocates Are Fighting the Wrong Fight on School Choice

By | 2017-08-14T19:09:03+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Lake & Tuchman: Disability Rights Advocates Are Fighting the Wrong Fight on School Choice In this commentary Robin Lake and Sivan Tuchman argue that people are asking the wrong questions about how school choice may best serve students with disabilities. The authors support efforts to ensure all sorts of school choice are designed [...]

The Nations Report Card, Time for an Update?

By | 2017-08-14T19:04:26+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

The Nations Report Card, Time for an Update? The Nation’s Report Card, officially the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) has not been updated for 15 years, and a lot has changed in the American education during that time.  This article provides an overview of the potential changes up for debate in this [...]

EdBuild Provides Data on District Secession’s Effects on Segregation

By | 2017-09-14T14:35:08+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

EdBuild Provides Data on District Secession’s Effects on Segregation This story is originally from the Washington Post. Data on the demographics of school districts and the effects of districts splitting up were in the news this week in Georgia. EdBuild, which presents data visualizations on a many aspects of public education, recently posted [...]

CREDO Study on Texas Charter Schools Shows Performance Improves

By | 2017-08-14T18:41:41+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

CREDO Study on Texas Charter Schools Shows Performance Improves The Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) released its third study of Texas charter schools. The 2017 edition reports that changes in the Lonestar state have produced higher performance among charter schools than in previous years. CREDO identifies several of the state’s high-performing [...]

Asking the wrong questions of the wrong data

By | 2017-11-30T04:59:13+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Asking the Wrong Questions of the Wrong Data Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Alex Medler I get a kick out of my kids’ musical performances. What do we parents discuss during intermissions? Our universal pride in our young performers, how much we liked the music, how much the kids have improved at their instruments, [...]

Ideas In Action: Spotlighting the innovative schools, leaders, and practices that are advancing educational outcomes.

By | 2017-11-30T05:01:35+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Ideas In Action: Spotlighting the innovative schools, leaders, and practices that are advancing educational outcomes. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 | Safal Partners At Safal Partners, we want to make a difference. Since our founding in 2010, our firm has made an unwavering commitment to help education leaders achieve their boldest goals. These goals drive [...]

Facilitating Florida’s work on a Model Charter School Performance Framework and an Authorizer Report Card

By | 2017-08-14T18:11:55+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Facilitating Florida’s work on a Model Charter School Performance Framework and an Authorizer Report Card Project Lead: Alex Medler, Phd. Safal Partners work with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) was expanded recently.  Safal Partners is facilitating study group for the FDOE that is developing a state-wide, model charter school performance framework. The [...]

Supporting the Colorado Charter School Institute’s and the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers

By | 2017-08-14T18:07:42+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Supporting the Colorado Charter School Institute’s and the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers Project Lead: Alex Medler, Phd. Safal Partners recently won a contract with the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI), Colorado’s state-wide charter authorizing entity.  In this project, which continues previous contracts with CSI, Safal is supporting CSI’s effort to develop [...]