Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with a series of back to school top 10 lists. During August we will run about 40 ‘best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate.
Today we are recognizing 10 human capital builders, 10 leadership developers, and 10 school improvement providers.
Human Capital Resources
Bloomboard: online teacher development system
Teachscape: maximizing teacher effectiveness
Opportunity Culture: models for leveraging great teaching with technology
Teach For America: placing talented teachers in America’s neediest schools
National Council on Teacher Quality: reform advocates
TNTP: provide excellent teachers to the students who need them most
Center for Urban Teaching: prepare and support high performing urban teachers
Charter Board Partners: recruiting and training charter board members
Education Pioneers: placing professional school students in districts
Leading Educators: leadership development for highly effective teachers
Broad Academy: superintendent & cabinet training for nontraditional candidates
New Leaders: develops transformational school leaders in partner cities
Building Excellent Schools: trains entrepreneurs to start charter schools
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation: closing gaps by training leaders
Relay GSE: innovative independent NYC grad school training teachers
KIPP School Leadership Program: developing KIPP leaders
Harvard GSE: innovative leadership development program
School Leadership Network: transforming school leadership
Teach For America: also a leader in leadership development
Pearson School Improvement Services: formerly America’s Choice
Re-Inventing Schools Coalition: leaders in competency based learning
School Improvement Network: online PD and more
EDWorks: subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Matchbook Learning: blended turnaround
Mass Insight: what works in turnaround
Tennessee Achievement School District: recruiting the best
Louisiana Recovery School District: turned around NOLA
What would you add to the list?
Pearson is a Getting Smart Advocacy Partner. Bloomboard is a Learn Capital company.