JPS Solutions works with school districts, charter schools and nonprofit organizations to improve academic achievement and growth outcomes for children and youth.
Our successes with schools include:
- Designing and helping implement groundbreaking federal Teacher Incentive Fund-supported programs in New York City, Western New York and New Jersey. We created a comprehensive school improvement model in 25 public charter schools. JPS partner Frank San Felice was co-director of each project.
* We developed grant applications that resulted in more than $40 million in federal funding to support these projects.
* We developed customized teacher evaluation systems, professional development programs and financial planning tools to support performance based compensation.
- Designing and helping to build the national Network of Independent Charter Schools, which supported community-based charter schools with consulting, training, technical assistance, a blog, and an “online hotline.”
* We wrote the grant application that secured a $3 million federal Charter Schools Program National Leadership Programs grant.
* JPS partner Frank San Felice was co-director of the program.
- Facilitating strategic planning, school-wide improvement planning and Board development and training for public school districts throughout New York State and public charter schools in New York and New Jersey.
* We helped School Boards design and implement policies, recruitment and orientation strategies and training programs.
- Helping more than 50 public school districts and public charter schools secure millions of dollars in Title I and other entitlement grant funds, and we helped multiple schools and districts establish flexible school-wide Title I programs.
* In 2018, we helped 31 charter schools secure nearly $6 million in Title I and other entitlement grant funds.
* We provided Consolidated Application services to school districts and charter schools in New York State and Connecticut since 2001.
- Advising organizations that represent and provide services to schools and at-risk youth including:
* The Center for Educational Innovation
* The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
* The Boston Urban Youth Foundation
* The Community Action Organization of Western New York
* The New York State Charter Schools Association (now called the Northeast Charter Schools Network)
* The New York City Charter School Center
* Education 21
* Girls, Inc.
* Boys and Girls Club (Albany, NY)
* The City of Albany, NY’s Department of Youth and Family Services
* The YMCA of Dutchess County
* The NAACP, Albany NY Branch
* Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
* The Literacy Volunteers of America (Dutchess County branch)
- Made presentations on educational issues at national conferences including:
* National Alliance of Charter Schools annual conferences
* The Education Industry Association conference
* The Florida Charter Schools Conference
* The Maine Charter School Founders Forum
* The New York City Charter School Center (workshops for new charter schools)
* The New York Charter Schools Association annual conference
* The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program