Mass Insight Education & Research Institute
Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, founded in 1997, is an independent non-profitthat organizes public schools, higher education, business, and state government to significantly improve student achievement, with a focus on closing achievement gaps.Mass Insight's education reform strategies are defined by two convictions: that change at scaledepends on the practical integration of research, policy, and practice; and that only dramaticand comprehensive change in high-poverty schools will produce significant achievement gains.The strategies that Boston-based Mass Insight implemented to help make Massachusetts a reformmodel now inform the organization's national work on two high-impact goals: using AdvancedPlacement® as a lever to attain excellence in math and science achievement and to transformschool culture, and the successful turnaround of consistently under-performing public schools.18 Tremont Street, Suite 930, Boston, MA 02108617-778-1500 Fax: 617-778-1505For more information about Mass Insight and for additionalresources and tools relating to the turnaround of under-performingschools, please find us on the web at www.massinsight.org.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation worksto reduce inequities and improve lives around the world. In developing countries, it focuseson improving health, reducing extreme poverty, and increasing access to technology in publiclibraries. In the United States, the foundation seeks to ensure that all people have access to a greateducation and to technology in public libraries. In its local region, it focuses on improvingthe lives of low-income families. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Patty Stonesiferand Co-chairs William H. Gates Sr., Bill Gates, and Melinda French Gates.www.gatesfoundation.orgCopyright © 2007 by the Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, a 501c3 non-profitorganization. All rights reserved. Permission granted to copy this report for non-commercial use.