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We are a national nonprofit focused on dramatically changing education and life outcomes for underserved children.

With permission from DC Prep

We Have Five Service Areas


Bellwether Education Partners was founded in 2010 with the vision of a world in which race, ethnicity, and income no longer predict outcomes for students. Fast forward seven years, and we've accomplished so much.

Our first-ever annual report shares more about what we do and why people love working here. Check out the multimedia website here.

screenshot of Bellwether's 2017 annual report

We hope you’ll enjoy reading our story!


This is an exciting opportunity to co-create the development strategy and systems that will enable Bellwether to achieve its ambitious mission. The Director of Development (DD) will supervise all aspects of our fundraising strategy, oversee the design of fundraising processes and systems, and work with the Bellwether partner team to secure the resources necessary to drive Bellwether’s growth and impact. The DD will be responsible for the development, implementation, and tracking of Bellwether’s fundraising strategies and goals. This is an instrumental new role on the Bellwether leadership team. The DD will work alongside a Communications and Marketing Manager and report to Co-Founder and Partner Andy Rotherham.

Chad Aldeman
Anne Hyslop
Max Marchitello
Jennifer O'Neal Schiess
Kaitlin Pennington

The 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ushered in a new era for state accountability systems. ESSA provided states an opportunity to help all students succeed by rethinking both how they identify schools that need to improve, and how those schools might be improved. The law requires states to submit a formal plan to the Department of Education for peer review and then begin implementing that plan in the 2017-18 school year. Read our findings after reviewing the accountability plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia here.


America’s school transportation system needs work. To help people understand why we should be thinking differently about school transportation, we created a simple, three-minute video: