The City Fund partners with local leaders to create innovative public school systems.
In other school districts, teachers and principals are subject to a thicket of rules, imposed by a central bureaucracy. In New Orleans, schools have far more control.”
A City Reborn
Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, educators were empowered to reopen many local public schools with non-profit governance. The performance of New Orleans students rose dramatically compared to students across Louisiana.
Together, D.C. district and charter public schools have improved faster than those of any state over the past decade.”
All boats rising in Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C. shows how traditional and public charter schools can work together to increase educational opportunity for all students.
We were given the freedom to be trusted 100 percent for the first time, because all the other times, even though we were turning schools around, we still always kind of had to operate around certain district parameters”
A Promising Start
Innovation schools and non-profit charter schools are delivering improved academic results and spreading innovative practices across all public schools in Indianapolis.
City Leaders in the News
Denver Superintendent Tom Boasberg and his predecessor and former boss, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, were the headline speakers at “Schools as the Unit of Change: Building on Progress in Denver”...Both Bennet and Boasberg pride themselves on a consensus-building approach to tackling problems.