Strengthening Schools and Public School Districts

JPS Solutions can help your school improve. JPS Solutions works with school districts, public charter schools and educational nonprofit organizations to improve academic achievement and growth outcomes for children and youth.

Our success with schools include: 

  • We designed and helped 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 $50 million in federal funding to support these projects.
    • We also developed customized teacher evaluation systems, professional development programs and financial planning tools to support performance based compensation. 
  • We designed and helped 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.
  • We facilitated 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 also helped School Boards design and implement policies, recruitment and orientation strategies and training programs.
  • We helped 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, JPS helped 31 charter schools secure nearly $6 million in Title I and other entitlement grant funds.
    • JPS provided Consolidated Application services to school districts and charter schools in New York State and Connecticut since 2001.
  • We advised organizations that represent and provide services to schools and at-risk youth including:
    • The New York Charter Schools Association
    • 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 School Association
    • 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
  • We 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 Center (workshops for new charter schools)
    • The New York Charter School Association annual conference
    • The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program