Skip to main content

We are a nonprofit dedicated to helping education organizations become more effective and achieve dramatic results, especially for high-need students.

With permission from IDEA Public Schools

We Have Three Integrated Service Areas


The State of the Charter School Movement

Sara Mead
Ashley LiBetti Mitchel
Andrew J. Rotherham

During the past decade, the number of students attending charter schools more than tripled to nearly 3 million, or 6 percent, of students nationally, and charters are playing an even more prominent role in educating students in some of nation’s largest urban communities.

Despite this growing role in U.S. public education, the debate about charter schools continues to be plagued by outdated information, misconceptions, and myths.

A new analysis from Bellwether Education Partners brings together the most recent data on charter schools from a variety of sources to provide a comprehensive picture of the current state of the charter school movement in the United States.


Blog Post

Engaging Low-Income Families and Families of Color to be Architects of Education Policy

Mid-September through Mid-October marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to celebrate the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans. In September, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics awarded 230 organizations with the title of “Bright Spots” in Hispanic Education.

Sara Mead, Chad Aldeman, Carolyn Chuong, and Julie Obbard

After years of cuts to the teaching workforce, California districts are beginning to hire again.

Foreword by Michael J. Petrilli and Amber M. Northern
Report by Sara Mead and Ashley LiBetti Mitchel