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Susan

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Review for Breakthrough Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I wish every student and potential teacher could have the kind of opportunities and support that Breakthrough provides! This program has a track record of changing the life trajectory of many deserving students and making their families proud.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Partners In School Innovation, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first became familiar with Partners as a Program Evaluator over ten years ago. I have watched their work supporting school improvement become more strategic and focused over the years. This year I observed a grade level meeting in which teachers worked together to review student data and discuss how to target their literacy teaching to specific under-achieving students, all of whom spoke English as their second language. Partners supports teachers to learn how to accelerate the learning of their most challenging students by evaluating the effectiveness of their instruction against actual student outcomes and sharing effective practices and challenges among colleagues.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to go beyond rhetoric and get close to the issues of helping teachers improve their teaching for improved student learning.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intelligent, inquisitive, passionate about improving public education in low income communiteis

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Donor & I support Partners financially and I am an educational researcher.