Education Cities

Education Cities is a nonprofit network of 30 city-based organizations in 25 cities working to dramatically increase the number of great public schools across the country. Our members are nonprofit organizations that create and coordinate ecosystems that foster the growth of high-quality public schools in their respective cities. We build the capacity of our network members to invest in the growth of great schools, recruit and support talented teachers and principals, engage their communities and advance pro-children policies.


GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school information help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. The thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools help parents support their child’s learning and well-being everyday. Families, community leaders, advocates and policymakers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

Technical Advisory Panel

The Education Equality Index was developed in conjunction with a Technical Advisory Panel made up of experts in the fields of education research, assessment methods, K-12 education policy, and accountability. This panel advised on methodological options and independently validated the measure as a tool to facilitate national comparisons. We are incredibly grateful for their time and contributions.

  • Betheny Gross, Center on Reinventing Public Education
  • George Prevelige, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • Matt Chingos, Urban Institute
  • Jake Vigdor, University of Washington
  • Bruce Fuller, University of California, Berkeley
  • Doug Lauen, University of North Carolina

Our Key Findings