Michael & Susan Dell Foundation – “Are we effectively supporting all of our students and their wide range of needs? Are we authentically engaging our families and partnering with them in ways that are meaningful and actionable? Are we truly preparing our students to succeed in high school, college, and beyond? Are we influencing policymakers in ways that help transform chronically underperforming schools?

These are clearly big questions. What gives me optimism is that UP is not alone in wanting to discover the answers. We are incredibly thankful to the Boston Public Schools, the Lawrence Public Schools, and the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership for helping us think through and take action on these complex issues. Together, we will challenge the traditional notion of what public education can achieve.”

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