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

Rating: 5 stars  

I was lucky enough to spend a little bit of time here last summer helping on a few projects, and I came out of that experience just blown away and impressed. First, this place is like the Yankees of school reform: the talent there is incredible. Even better, their theory of action is clear and effective: if you you believe that reform can happen in an urban district and you provide teachers with the strategic thinking, data, guidance and resources to close the achievement gap, then great change can happen. Luckily, it does! We will be hearing about this organization A LOT in the coming years....

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

closing the achievement gap in urban district schools in the Bay Area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep hiring and grow, grow, grow.

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

talented, committed and fun people who are passionate about their mission.

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

impressive, to say the least. Lots of experience in the classroom, both as teachers and as support staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take the highest-need schools from 10 point gains in AYP to 30 point gains... and then show districts across the country how to do the same.

Ways to make it better...

NA

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding a way to move to be more supported by district or federal funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they're the best

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & I helped out a little bit for a few weeks in the summer.