EdReports.org, a new, independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education in the United States, will launch in winter 2014. EdReports.org will provide free, web-based reviews of instructional materials series focusing on alignment to the Common Core and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators, including usability, teacher support and differentiation. These Consumer Reports-style reviews will highlight those instructional materials that are aligned to the higher standards states have adopted so that teachers, principals and district and state officials charged with purchasing materials can make more informed choices.
EdReports.org will first review K-8 mathematics materials. Subsequent reviews will cover secondary math and K12 English Language Arts.
Educators and instructional experts from across the country are driving our materials-evaluation process. All reviews will be conducted by expert educators.
Harvey Mudd College President Dr. Maria Klawe serves as EdReports.org’s board chair. Eric Hirsch, former Chief Officer of External Affairs at the New Teacher Center, is the organization’s Executive Director. Eric has dedicated his career to working with educators and policymakers to improve teaching quality and human capital systems. He has surveyed more than 1.5 million educators over the past decade to help assess, understand and improve school environments to help catalyze teacher effectiveness and advocated for systems of support for new teachers and principals.
Education First is advising the new nonprofit through its launch in the winter 2014. EdReports.org is funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Contact us at info@EdReports.org
As EdReports.org launches, we are expanding our team. Currently, we are seeking a strategic, action-oriented Senior Director of Materials Review to play a critical role in the launch and success of EdReports.org by managing the execution of materials review process. For more details, click here.
EdReports.org also seeks talented math educators who deeply know the Common Core State Standards to serve as Content Reviewers who will begin work as early as October 2014. For more details, click here.
For full Executive Director and Board Member bios, click here.
Board of Directors
Dr. Maria Klawe, Chair
President, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Elementary Mathematics Coach, Howard County Public Schools, MD
Dr. Lillian Lowery
State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD
Principal, Sitton Elementary School, Portland, OR
Senior Vice President of Programs, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Washington, DC
Dr. Sonja Santelises, Vice Chair
Vice President of K-12 Policy and Practice, The Education Trust; former Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools, Washington, DC
Peter Tang, Secretary
Master Teacher, Kate Bond Middle School, Memphis, TN
President and Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education, Nashville, TN
Vice President of News and Public Affairs, KCET, Los Angeles, CA
Content Review Team
The inaugural Content Review Team is comprised of experienced educators, including practicing teachers and instructional leaders. With an average of more than a decade of teaching experience among them, the reviewers are math content experts who bring experience teaching at every grade level. Over fifty percent of the reviewers have leadership experience as math trainers, coaches, coordinators, department chairs and/or team leaders.