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Take 5: "Harnessing the Power of Evidence" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jul 24, 2017 10:16:07 AM


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Tags: harvard business review, HBR, Jeff Walker, New America, SAT, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Teach For America, ACT, Amplify Blog, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Democratizing Philanthropy, Financial Times, Sheila Herrling, Systems Change, Teach For All, The Case Foundation, The New York Times, U.S. State Department, venture philanthropy, Wendy Kopp

Take 5: "10 Powerful Insights from Disruptive Leaders" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jul 17, 2017 1:50:20 PM


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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brain, ChalkBeat, Child Development, Disruptive Leaders, Malnutrition, Medium, Nature, Personalized Learning, Poverty, SAT, social change, Social Innovation News, ACT, Amplify Blog, D.C., RAND Corp, the 74, The 74 Million, venture philanthropy, Washington Post

Take 5: "Can Schools Be Fixed?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jan 5, 2016 4:24:59 PM


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Tags: California, education, FoodCorps, Forbes, K-12, Kansas, Khan Academy, Kindergarten, MindShift, NASA, NPR, Organizations, SAT, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, 30 under 30, Amplify Blog, College Board, Connecticut, Museum of Modern Art, Recess, venture philanthropy, Vermont

Take 5: "Overturning The Old Model Of Education" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 7, 2015 11:32:19 AM


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Tags: Blended Learning, Center On Reinventing Public Education, education, Goldman Sachs, High School, Kindergarten, NPR, Pay For Success, Pre-K, Prime, Public School, SAT, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, ACT, Amplify Blog, Boston Latin, Boston Public Library, CJS, College, Criminal Justice Reform, Data General, DEC, EdSurge, Federal Prison, Freedom, Harvard, Municipal Public Library, Preschools, Prison, standardized testing, Tech Start-Ups, Technology, The Boston Globe, The Salt Lake Tribune, United Way, United Way of Salt Lake, Utah, venture philanthropy, Wang

New Profit Commits $1 Million in Support of Match Education

Posted by Admin on Oct 2, 2015 10:36:32 AM


October 2, 2015 (Boston): New Profit, a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund working to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America, is investing $1 million over the next four years to support Match Education (Match), a high-performing education organization that envisions creating a transformed system of Pre-K through career education.


The investment in Match will be a part of New Profit’s Reimagine School Systems (RSS) Fund, a cross-sector collaboration aimed at significantly and rapidly increasing the number of high performing schools serving low income students by transforming the way school systems work and lifting up successful school models that can scale across the country.


"We are excited to partner with New Profit as Match continues to increase our reach in preparing all children for college and career readiness," said Stig Leschly, Chief Executive Officer of Match Education. "A New Profit investment offers us the benefit of their experience and network of resources in helping scale some of America's highest-impact education organizations."


Match operates a Pre-K–12 network of high-performing charter schools focused on serving low-income students, and the Sposato Graduate School of Education, which trains teachers and instructional leaders for high-poverty schools. Match has had breakthrough results: Match students outperform the state on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test, AP pass rates, and SAT scores. Seventy-eight percent of Match high school graduates go on to a four-year college and, among early cohorts of students in Match’s schools who have been given enough time to finish post-secondary education, 56% of Match’s alumni have graduated from 4-year college, compared to 14% for low-income high school graduates nationally. Drawing on its lessons from achieving these results, Match has started to share its best practices and innovations through its Match Export platform, which allows districts, charters schools, and institutions that train teachers and school leaders to adopt Match practices. Match is actively partnering with charter management organizations and districts in big cities in the US (including New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago) to transfer its novel, proven ideas and practices.


The organization’s integrated approach and potential for creating widespread impact make it an excellent fit and partner for New Profit’s RSS fund, which is focused on (a) creating actionable demand for better schools through changing the policies and politics of education systems, and (b) supporting great school models that can grow the supply of high quality schools to meet that demand.


“We welcome the opportunity to bring New Profit’s full suite of resources to support the Match team,” notes Alex Cortez, Managing Partner of the RSS Fund. “The success of Match and its peers in Boston have been incredibly influential in changing system policies starting in 2010 to allow high quality charters to grow, and they continue to serve as a proof-point that drives national dialogue. Match’s willingness to codify and share its best practices in areas such as instruction coaching, curriculum, assessment, and school culture setting through Match Export will magnify their impact, allowing public district schools and public charter schools to deploy these resources to better serve all students.”


The funding from New Profit’s Reimagine School Systems Fund will be unrestricted and supplemented by strategic advisory support from New Profit staff in collaboration with Deloitte.


Learn more about Match Education by visiting www.matcheducation.org.


About New Profit:
New Profit is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund. The organization’s mission is to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America. To do so, New Profit is working to transform the way America educates its children, propels people towards social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities. Since being founded in 1998, New Profit has collaborated with philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, foundations, businesses, policy advocates and other entities to help drive more than $1 billion towards innovative, disruptive approaches to social problem solving. New Profit’s unique, integrated approach brings together the following activities: investing through the New Profit Innovation Fund and Focus Funds; changing public policy through America Forward; and building communities of learning and action around innovative new approaches to change through the Gathering of Leaders and other activities. www.newprofit.org.

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Take 5: "Is School For Everyone? Some Say ‘No’" and more...

Posted by Admin on Sep 4, 2015 10:34:48 AM


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Tags: Advanced Placement, AP Exam, High School, MindShift, NPR, PSAT, SAT, Scientific Concepts, Scientists, Social Innovation News, TED Talks, Advanced Placement Program, Ainissa Ramirez, Amplify Blog, AP, College, EdSurge, Entrepreneurs, Facebook, Low Scores, SAT Scores, school, Science Evangelist, Summit Public Schools, The College Board, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Knock Knock, Teacher's Here: The Power Of Home Visits" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 28, 2015 1:58:33 PM


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Tags: African American, Bronx Writing Academy, Council on Foundations, education, Ford Foundation, Latino, MacArthur Foundation, MindShift, NCCD, NPR, Principal Kamar Samuels, San Francisco Foundation, SAT, SAT Prep, SAT Prep Platform, Skills, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, #CJreformChat, Common Core, Criminal Justice Reform, Curriculum, Fast Company, Knowledge, Motivation, teaching, Testive, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, The National Education Association, The New York Times, Tulaine Montgomery, Twitter, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "When Success Leads to Failure" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 11, 2015 2:52:16 PM


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Tags: African American, Free SAT Practice, Khan Academy, Koch Brothers, MindShift, New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich, NPR, Organizations, President Barack Obama, SAT, SAT Practice, Social Innovation News, Standardized Tests, The Atlantic, ACLU, American Civil Liverties Union, Amplify Blog, CJS, College Advising Corps, College Board, Criminal Justice Reform, Critical Skills Program, Dr. Harry Fensom, Failure, Prison, School Gardens, Success, Superintendent, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, White Mountains Regional School District

Take 5: "Building Movements, Not Organizations" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 29, 2015 1:40:57 PM


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Tags: Beyond 12, Black, Black Students, Bloomberg, education, KIm Syman, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NPR, organizations, SAT, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, ACT, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, George Washington University, GWU, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Mayor, students, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, voto latino, Washington D.C., White, White Students

Take 5: "Moving Beyond Vanity Metrics" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 10, 2015 11:20:01 AM


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Tags: 2015 NationSwell AllStars, California, Graduation Rates, High-Needs Schools, High School, High School Graduation Rates, Katie Hull Sypnieski, Khan Academy, Lara Hoekstra, Metrics, NPR, Sacramento, SAT, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, AllStars, Amplify Blog, College Board, Dana Dusbiber, Larry Ferlazzo, Luther Burbank High School, Middle School, NationSwell, teaching, The Washington Posts, Vanity Metrics