Education Cities

Education Cities first engaged RALLY to help plan and execute the launch of the Education Equality Index, a new national measure of the achievement gap between students from low-income families and their more advantaged peers at the school and city levels. Through message development, media trainings, and stakeholder and influencer outreach, RALLY helped Education Cities and their partners at GreatSchools roll out the Education Equality Index with national media, earning coverage from outlets including the Huffington Post and POLITICO, and in 25 major media markets across the country.

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Since the launch of the Education Equality Index, RALLY has continued our work with Education Cities to grow the index as a tool for parents, educators, and policymakers to chart progress as schools and cities work to close the achievement gap. More broadly, RALLY supports Education Cities’ organizational commitment to dramatically increase the number of great public schools in cities across the nation by providing communications training and support to its members.

Oakland Unified Supt. Antwan Wilson tours Lincoln Elementary School

Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson speaks with a first grade student during a tour of Lincoln Elementary School to highlight the school’s success in closing the achievement gap, as demonstrated by the Education Equality Index. Photo: Brittany Murphy / San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris

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