A Conversation on Alternative Accountability

Transfer schools fill a critical gap in the public education system, yet are penalized by accountability metrics that fail to capture their unique functions and successes. Hear from researchers, students, policymakers, and educators featured on our December 3rd panel on the CUNY Graduate Center report And Still They Rise.

We help schools reinvent themselves

Using our EDUCATE methodology, we work alongside educators to strategically research and reimagine the systems in their schools, then carefully design, prototype, and expand them to reach more students.

We help schools turn around the dropout problem

We focus on supporting students who have struggled in urban public schools in the past. Every child deserves a quality education and these students are most at risk of dropping out and missing out on their potential.

We help schools redefine learning

The best educators know that learning will always be more than what appears on standardized tests. Together we are creating new metrics and new ways to support not only college and career readiness but also character, community, and compassion in our students.

We help schools make sense of data

A wealth of information is available to schools, but if not understood, it is useless. Through our research and analysis, we work with educators to make sense of data and turn it into thoughtful guidance to inform change.

Who We Are

Eskolta School Research and Design works with educators to create a more equitable society by fostering a culture of compassion, respect, and high expectations in public schools, so students who were once left behind can thrive.
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What We Do

Founded in 2010, Eskolta has engaged in over 100 projects in which we work alongside educators in public schools to research, develop, implement, and codify effective practices for innovatively engaging adolescents in school and preparing them for meaningful careers, college success, community involvement, and engaged citizenship.
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Who We Work With

Eskolta School Research & Design works with public schools, school districts, and nonprofits pioneering innovative work with the at-risk adolescent population in New York City and beyond. Since 2010, we have worked with over 1,000 educators to develop practices that have improved learning for more than 13,000 students.
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