We believe in autonomous and accountable public schools, including traditional, charter, and partner. We believe strong policy and leadership at all levels creates the conditions for great schools to grow. We tailor investments to community needs and engage with district and school leaders to encourage urgent and substantial changes to disrupt the status quo.
Atlanta Public Schools
Under the leadership of former superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen, redefinED atlanta supported APS’s creation of a district level accountability system in 2018. While the investment did not result in the adoption of such a system, steps were taken in the right direction. Many accountability and equity principles were included in the APS 2020-25 strategic plan, including defining equity as the core of the plan, making several equity commitments, and creating work streams to frame autonomy and supporting schools to improve. Additionally, redefinED partnered with Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kendeda Fund to invest in APS hiring a Chief Equity and Social Justice Officer to ensure fidelity in the implementation of its equity work.
Founded in 2017, Resurgence Hall was established to serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade to prepare them for success in high school, college, and life. Resurgence Hall received an A rating for accountability and outperformed every other metro Atlanta charter school on achievement and growth in its second year. The school also performed at similar, or in some cases higher, levels than traditional district schools in the North Atlanta and Grady clusters of APS.
This video highlights Wall Card Day, which is a celebration of its kindergarten scholars mastering all of their sound spelling cards.
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