About Us

A world-class public school for every student

Our Vision

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization working to make sure that all students — especially low-income students and students of color — receive a world-class public education that prepares them for success in college, careers and beyond. We’re building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.

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The Problem

We have some excellent public schools in the region serving low-income students and students of color, but we don’t have enough of them. Thousands of students are waiting for the world-class public schools that they deserve. This is an urgent problem for not only the children who are being left behind, but for the future of California.

Our Approach

We are driven by the urgency parents feel when their child is stuck in a low-performing school. Innovate Public Schools leverages a three-pronged approach to improving local schools:

We work with educators from both school districts and charter schools to start excellent new public schools and redesign chronically low-performing schools through our World-class Schools Fellowship.


We publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research to inform the public about which schools are excelling and which are struggling and to highlight the most effective solutions.


We build organizations led by parents in high-need communities, and provide parent leaders with ongoing training and coaching, so they can effectively advocate for better schools and sustain community efforts over the long-term.



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