Why Do So Many Low-Income College Students Drop Out? A Conversation with Patrick Rametti, Director of College Completion at Uncommon Schools: Part II
11/18/19 - My last post, “It’s the Academics Stupid!,” introduced Patrick Rametti, Director of College Completion at Uncommon Schools—an organization that manages 54 nonprofit, charter public schools, kindergarten through high school, in urban locations in ...
Continuous Quality Improvement for Kindergarten Readiness
Ready for School, Ready for Life
How can a community ensure that every child in their county has access to health and education resources and opportunities they need so they can enter kindergarten ready to learn?
Boston WINS (Workforce Investment Network)
Coalition of Nonprofit Organizations
How can a group of nonprofit organizations, a public school district, and a foundation work together to create college and career readiness opportunities for all students as they graduate high school, succeed in post-secondary programs, and enter the workforce?
It’s the Academics, Stupid! A Conversation with Patrick Rametti, Director of College Completion at Uncommon Schools: Part I
11/4/2019 - Do you know that 38% of undergraduates are at public two-year colleges? That of the remaining 62%, three-fourths attend four-year public colleges and universities? Or that overall, only 11% of students from the lowest-income quartile graduate within six years—and that 40% never finish?
What is “Quality?”
11/11/19 - When we talk about Continuous Quality Improvement in a social service setting, what exactly are we trying to improve? This post introduces six domains of program quality that are elemental to the practice of continuous quality improvement: Accessibility, Family Engagement, Referrals & Partnerships, Staff Support, Trauma-Informed Approach, and Use of Evidence.
Whiteness Opens Doors: A Discussion with David Delmar Senties, Part II
10/21/19 - When David Delmar Senties faces hurdles to get more companies on board as employers of Resilient Coders graduates, his “whiteness” allows him to jump over them. I ended my last blog post with a promise to tell you the details.
The STAR Initiative in Cambridge and Somerville
How can a foundation catalyze the growth of STEM ecosystems across local school districts?
Staff Reading List: Books to Broaden Your Perspective
10/29/19 - The Root Cause team continues to seek out resources that expand our view of the systems we work within and the experiences of others. This list compiles titles that the Root Cause team recommends for expanding your view on equity, education, and economic mobility, among other topics.