BPL: Impactful Organizations

Tech Exchange: Oakland’s Onramp to the Information Superhighway

Technology has the ability to revolutionize education and empower lives, but only for those who can connect to it. Even in the year 2017, there still exists a huge digital divide with issues of equity and access to technology disproportionately affecting low-income households. In this blog entry, we profile Tech Exchange, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that offers free and low-cost refurbished computers to low-income people.

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Oakland Achieves Partnership: Fourth Annual Progress Report

The Oakland Achieves Partnership has released its fourth annual progress report which looks at all Oakland public schools by including data on both Oakland Unified School District-run schools and Oakland’s public charter schools.

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Mastery Design Collaborative

Mastery Design Collaborative (MDC) is a nonprofit K-12 education service organization that builds the capacity of school systems to personalize learning at scale. They believe all students deserve a rigorous, personalized education that prepares them for lifelong learning and professional success.

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The Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator is the catalyst to transform American K-12 education through blended learning on a national scale.

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Clayton Christensen Institute

With an initial focus on education and health care, the Christensen Institute is redefining the way policymakers, community leaders, and innovators address the problems of our day by distilling and promoting the transformational power of disruptive innovation. The Christensen Institute is based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

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