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Annual Report - Social Impact Exchange

Annual Report - Social Impact Exchange

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7 8 910 11 12especially for students whoenter high school with lowmath and reading proficiency.But with continued innovationand refinement of ourstrategies, we know we cansucceed for more students.Thanks to our committedsupporters, New Visionsschools are advancingtoday’s best practices todeliver tomorrow’s promise.With your continued support,we will press ahead andwork to help more studentsgain the skills they need totransform their lives, theircommunities and this city.Thank you for partnering withus as we move forward.Richard BeattieChairmanRoger AltmanCo-ChairmanRobert HughesPresidentBoard of TrusteesRichard I. BeattieSimpson, Thacher &Bartlett LLP, ChairmanRoger C. AltmanEvercore Partners, Inc.,Co-ChairmanRobert L. HughesNew Visions for PublicSchools, PresidentReverend Dr. CalvinO. Butts, IIIAbyssinian Baptist ChurchLisa CaputoThe Travelers Companies, Inc.Ian M. CookColgate Palmolive CompanyBlair W. EffronCenterview Partners, LLCGeorge FriedmanJerry E. GarciaJP Morgan Private BankGary L. GinsbergTime Warner Inc.Caroline KennedyFund for Public SchoolsJay L. KriegelThe Related Companies LPSue LehmannConsultantBeth J. LiefCarroll and MiltonPetrie FoundationErnest LoganCouncil of Supervisorsand AdministratorsEllen MoskowitzThe Brunswick GroupMichael MulgrewUnited Federationof TeachersRalph L. SchlossteinEvercore Partners, Inc.Katherine J. TragerRandom House, Inc.Randi WeingartenAmerican Federationof TeachersHonoraryBoard MembersReuben MarkJ. Richard MunroNew Visionsin ActionNew Visions for Public Schoolsdesigns, creates and sustainsgreat schools for New York City’shighest-need students. Since1989, New Visions has servedas a laboratory of innovationwithin the city’s public schools,driving significant achievementgains for tens of thousands ofstudents. We provide educatorswith the tools and trainingthey need to analyze studentperformance, diagnose problemsand design solutions toimprove instruction. We partnerwith teachers and school leaders,parents and communityorganizations to provide ambitious,rigorous instruction and todesign curricula that are relevantto students’ lives and aligned tocollege and job skills. And wefreely share best practices andlessons learned, to enable othersin New York City and across thenation to raise student achievementin schools at scale.Because we believe answersto improving urban educationcome in multiple forms, NewVisions supports a network ofpublic district schools and alsooperates an emerging networkof charter high schools in underresourcedneighborhoods of NewYork City. We serve a studentpopulation that equals the size ofthe Seattle school system.While maintaining our corevalues, we constantly evolve tomeet urgent and emerging needs.We do this by:• supporting district schoolsthrough intensive coaching andnext-generation instructionalmodels;• innovating around curriculum,pedagogy and practice in ourcharter high schools; and• developing the human capacityof our teachers, principals andschool staff.Advancing Ambitious InstructionIn 2011, New York adopted theCommon Core State Standards,a national effort to raise the barand strengthen instruction so thatstudents can succeed in collegeand beyond. The evidence-basedstandards emphasize developmentof higher-order skills,literacy and integrated learningacross subject areas.Teachers must change howthey teach in their classrooms,evaluate student work andcommunicate with parents. TheCommon Core asks teachersto engage in tougher assessmentsof student learning, morewriting across disciplines, mathematicsthat leads to abstractthinking and problem solving,and cross-disciplinary classesthat avoid siloing content in onearea. In our district schools, weare piloting new strategies forhelping teachers rethink howthey teach literacy and math.EDUCATING STUDENTS IN NEEDPercentage of students qualifyingfor free and reduced lunchCITYWIDE75%NEW VISIONS CHARTERS81%7 8 910 11 12

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