Parents Taking Action
Are you passionate about wanting great public schools?
Innovate Public Schools is working with parents in San Jose who have come together to make sure that all students in our community receive an excellent public education.
We hope you will join us for one of our upcoming meetings!
Latest Updates from San José
On Saturday, December 5, Build Together, Learn Better participants will get together for the third and final session of the conference, hosted by Innovate Public Schools and Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.
Session 3 will be all about sharing – technology companies will present their key learnings, big ideas, and continued efforts to utilize technology to better support students with learning differences as they engage in distance learning.
We are excited about Session 3 and look forward to seeing all of our participants on Saturday!
Innovate’s Education Voter Guide and Outreach
Our nonpartisan, bilingual, and digital Education Voter Guide profiled candidates for important local races within San José Unified School District and Santa Clara County Office of Education. Voters had the opportunity to read and listen to candidates in their own words via videos. (Note: Innovate Public Schools does not endorse individual candidates.)
Innovate staff and parent leaders also made hundreds of calls to local voters to encourage voting, promote statewide Propositions 15 and 16, and help people make voting plans. After hearing from the candidates and doing our research, the community voted and waited for the results.
Some of the races were very close and came down to just a few votes! Here, we share the results of the races we followed in our voter guide.
“Poder de Padres” (Parent Power) Podcast
A podcast created by Innovate Public Schools to elevate parents’ perspective on public education and highlight educational inequalities.
Check out the latest episode!
Spotlight on Schools within San Jose Boundaries
Learn more about how public schools located within San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) boundaries served Latino and African American students, students with special needs, and English learners (ELs) in the 2018-19 academic year, before the coronavirus pandemic.
The Latest from the Blog
When Los Angeles schools shifted to distance learning, parents waited for weeks to receive clarity from the school district. But, LAUSD and the United Teachers Union of Los Angeles routinely worked behind closed doors to establish the learning conditions and expectations for students and families.
Innovate Public Schools has named veteran nonprofit leader Michelle Vilchez as Co-CEO of the nonprofit organization! Vilchez will join Innovate’s founder Matt Hammer in co-leading the organization this March.
Wednesday morning’s inauguration ceremony brought tears to many of us at Innovate as we reflected on the fragility and resilience of our democracy, the proud diversity of our country, and the momentousness of inaugurating our first African American, first Asian American, and first female Vice President.