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Expansive Measures of Success

by Agasthya Shenoy The Need for Expansive Measures Accurately measuring student progress is a process fraught with difficulties: interim exam scores are too infrequent to give us up to date information, and daily exit ticket scores give us a one-dimensional point-in-time snapshot of student performance. Further, achievement data only gives us one piece of the…

PROMISING PRACTICE: SEEKING FUNDING AS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENUER

by Riley Jones, IV One of the more critical activities in starting a new venture is rather obvious: raising money to sustain operations. What is less obvious starting out is where to go to find capital. While there are many different types of capital you can take advantage of—loans, venture investment, grants, the list goes…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: ASHLEY MCMICHAEL

Ashley McMichael is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences (IALAS). What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge programming? The most impactful part of the CityBridge programming has been the ecosystem mapping with Cherrelle Swain!!! It allowed me to work towards an actionable plan for building…

PROMISING PRACTICE: TAKING AN EQUITY PAUSE

By Rena Johnson The pandemic has challenged us in many ways. When the experience of school, work, and home changed forever on March 18, 2020, we were called to act quickly in pursuit of finding normalcy amidst chaos. I found myself, like most of my colleagues in the education space, scrambling to make sense of…

Our team is evolving.

It is with bittersweet feelings that I announce Albert Choi, Director, Ventures will be leaving CityBridge at the end of July to pursue his MBA. Albert played a critical role in designing and launching Design Residency: Ventures, a six-month incubation program supporting entrepreneurs seeking to start education ventures. We are thankful to Albert for his expansive vision, entrepreneurial spirit,…

We are coordinating a coalition to address lost instructional time.

We are coordinating a coalition to address lost instructional time. CityBridge is coordinating CityTutor DC, a coalition of civic, school, city, and community leaders and organizations working together to address lost instructional time in our nation’s capital. Over the next 18 months, we will be expanding access to high-impact tutoring for thousands of K-8 students. Learn…

We are partnering with schools to provide high-impact tutoring.

We are partnering with schools to provide high-impact tutoring. As part of CityTutor DC, we are running Design Sprints with schools across DC to help them integrate high-impact tutoring into the school day. In our first Sprint, we partnered with 14 DC schools to help provide high-impact tutoring to over 1,000 students. Check out our inaugural Design Sprinters.