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Education Archive

Chris Barbic joins the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as a senior education fellow

HOUSTON, TX – The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced that Chris Barbic has joined the Foundation as a senior education fellow and will help to lead LJAF’s efforts to improve K-12 education in the United States. Mr. Barbic is the founding superintendent of the state of Tennessee’s Achievement School District, which was … Read More

Neerav Kingsland joins the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as a senior education fellow

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced that Neerav Kingsland has joined the Foundation as a senior education fellow. Mr. Kingsland will oversee the Foundation’s efforts to improve K-12 education. Most recently, he served as the chief executive officer of New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), a nonprofit organization working to ensure … Read More

SchoolGrades.org provides new way to grade and compare America’s schools

New York, NY—The Manhattan Institute (MI) and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced the launch of SchoolGrades.org, a new website to grade and compare America’s schools. Based on the belief that parents across the country should be able to easily and accurately compare schools’ performance, researchers Jacob Vigdor and Josh McGee culled … Read More

$2.2M to Rice from Houston Endowment and Arnold Foundation will support HISD education research

HOUSTON, TX—With grants totaling $2.2 million from Houston Endowment and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) plans to explore new areas of education research in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The funding will enable HERC to continue to strengthen the connection between education research and policy/practice and … Read More

It’s working, New Orleans: The number of students attending failing schools is now at an all-time low

HOUSTON, TX—Recent data from the Louisiana Department of Education show the city of New Orleans is making tremendous progress in turning around one of the lowest-performing school districts in the nation. In eight years, the number of failing schools in New Orleans has dramatically decreased to an all-time low. Today, 5.7 percent of students attend … Read More