Ideas in Action: Roscoe Collegiate ISD

By | 2018-01-03T15:17:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

Ideas in Action: Roscoe Collegiate ISD Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Sarah Hamshari Key Takeaway:  Offering higher education opportunities and career training in critical STEM workforce shortage areas to high school students dramatically improves their long-term outcomes. Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD) is an exemplary model of rural school [...]

Roscoe Collegiate ISD Early College/T-STEM Academy Lessons Learned

By | 2018-01-10T03:43:15+00:00 December 21st, 2017|

Roscoe Collegiate ISD Early College/T-STEM Academy Lessons Learned Safal Partners produced a report to showcase the successes of an exemplary Early College High School (ECHS)/STEM Academy in rural Texas – Roscoe Collegiate ISD (RCISD). RCISD, with support from Educate Texas, transformed its traditional public high school into an ECHS that integrates the STEM [...]

An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Albuquerque

By | 2018-01-10T03:45:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Albuquerque In the spring of 2016, the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (the League), the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools (NMCCS), and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (the Alliance) collaborated to collect data and information about [...]

2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico

By | 2018-01-10T03:47:49+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico Two schools, St. John's School and Escuela Gaspar Vila Mayans, opened up their doors as the two of the first schools to officially open since hurricane Maria. Students who arrived in the first week of opening were set to solve real life math problems - [...]

After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

By | 2018-01-10T03:48:55+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople The United States has 30 million jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree, according to the Georgetown center. People with career and technical educations are actually slightly more likely to be employed than their counterparts with [...]

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 [...]