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With permission from Democracy Prep Public Schools

We Have Five Service Areas


School buses might not grab headlines, but they are a critical part of American K-12 education, providing millions of kids with a safe way to get to and from school each day.

But America’s school transportation system needs work — it’s expensive, inefficient, and slow to adjust to the changing education landscape.

To help people understand why we should be thinking differently about school transportation, we created a simple, three-minute video explaining how school transportation works and doesn’t work for students, schools, and communities and how we can start thinking about solutions. Watch the animation below:

Bonnie O'Keefe

Delving into findings from a local initiative to align and improve pre-K to third grade education reveals broadly applicable lessons on supporting teachers and leaders, in Minnesota and beyond.

Chad Aldeman and Paulina S. Diaz Aguirre

Years of irresponsible budgeting practices have left the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) almost $12 billion in debt. Without significant reforms, Louisiana’s pension problems are likely to get worse, with further negative consequences for workers and schools.


Bellwether has an immediate opening for a Communications and Marketing Manager.