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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Review of School Reform Grants Competition

By | 2017-08-14T18:02:24+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Review of School Reform Grants Competition Project Lead: Jesus Davila Safal Partners recently organized and facilitated the expert review of School Reform Grants for the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This project typifies Safal’s ability to provide timely support that expands the capacity of our partners. The TEA needed a [...]

NCSRC Publication: Students with Disabilities Resources

By | 2017-04-12T22:03:03+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve students with disabilities (SWD); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a corresponding opportunity to provide innovative, student-centered opportunities to meet those obligations. This compilation from the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is designed to provide the charter school community with [...]

Luis Elizondo-Thomson

By | 2018-06-04T00:48:36+00:00 November 19th, 2016|

Luis serves as Senior Advisor at Safal Partners. Previously, Luis served Teach for America (TFA) from 2013 through 2016 as the Houston Executive Director, leading one of the largest and most tenured regions in the country.  His previous experience includes 5 years as an investment banker specializing in infrastructure finance and several years [...]

Cynthia Brennan-Jones, Ed.D.

By | 2017-09-11T15:49:46+00:00 September 11th, 2016|

Dr. Brennan-Jones is an accomplished and committed educator with a proven track record in curriculum development and instructional design. As a curriculum developer and as a classroom instructor, she has successfully integrated effective e-learning technologies, best practices, CTE, Career Pathways, and learning styles into face-to-face, blended, and online curriculum and instruction. Her interest and expertise [...]

Ali Al Hamadani

By | 2018-11-12T23:41:28+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

Ali Al Hamadani is a Data Scientist at Safal Partners. He has a Software Engineering and IT work background, including Computer System Administration, programming and Web Development. Ali holds a Masters of Science in Data Analytics from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering. He has multiple data [...]