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  • Teach with AF! Now hiring for the 2018-19 school year in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Teacher, Teacher-in-Residence and School Leadership candidates can now email resumes directly to the recruitment team. Click here to learn more:

    —30+ days ago
    Overview | Achievement First

    We're hiring across all of our geographies-Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut; Brooklyn, New York; and Providence, Rhode Island. Click below for more information on our current job openings.

  • Sister. Researcher. Role model. Meet Leslie and more members of our Team & Family in this year's Viewbook!

    —2 days ago

  • What have our Elm City College Prep Greenfield scholars been up to this week? From mini med school to Mars, check out the highlights from our Expeditions on the AF blog.

    —15 days ago
    Greenfield Expeditions: From Mini Med School to Mars

    It's an exciting time at Elm City College Prep, where we're just wrapping up the first round of Expeditions for the year. Expeditions are one of our favorite parts of the Greenfield model.

  • "The public charter school alumni who proudly shook my hand at commencement last May in front of beaming families and educators made F&M a richer and finer institution, truer to our mission — and they are going to make their mark on the world." Franklin & Marshall College President Dan Porterfield shares reflections about students who came to his college from charters.

    —25 days ago
    Porterfield: When Public Charter School Alumni Thrive in College

    In 1938, as a part of American Education Week, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wrote, "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." Precisely for that reason I was inspired upon reading Richard Whitmire's New York Daily News article, "What some NYC [...]

  • Amazing news! On this year’s state test, Zada made the most progress of any Achievement First Connecticut student. We sat down with Zada, now a fifth-grader at AF Hartford Academy Middle, and her mother Symanther, to learn more about her and her success.

    —30+ days ago
    "Thank You for Pushing Me": A Scholar's Story

    On this year's state test, Zada made the most progress of any Achievement First Connecticut student, growing at least 2 proficiency levels in both ELA and math.

  • Joey is a seventh-grader at AF Summit Middle School. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with him and his mom, Sunshine, to talk about the importance of culture.

    —30+ days ago
    What it Means to be Puerto Rican: A Scholar & Parent Reflection

    Joey is a seventh-grader at AF Summit Middle School. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with him and his mom, Sunshine Ortiz, to talk about the importance of culture. Why is Hispanic Heritage Month meaningful to you?

  • Shoutout to AF Hartford High alumni and Hartford Promise scholars Sebastien and Jada! Check out their profiles and read about their experiences at UConn and Wesleyan University in the Hartford Courant:

    —30+ days ago
    Hartford Promise Scholars Find Success In First Year Of College

    Achievement First Hartford High School graduate Sebastien Kerr did everything he was supposed to do to set himself up to go to college. Kerr maintained at least a 3.0 grade-point average, participated in extracurricular activities and was a member of the school's basketball team. But the uncertainty of paying for college loomed as time went on.

  • AF Bushwick Middle's 8th graders scored in the top .1% of all middle schools in New York on this spring's state test. This is an AMAZING achievement, and there's more to it than just numbers. Joseph Rabison, an associate dean and math teacher, takes us behind the scenes on the AF Blog:

    —30+ days ago
    Behind The Numbers: AF Bushwick Soars on Math Exam

    As we reflect on the New York State Test results, we're seeing glowing highlights across our network. This week, we're kicking off our "Behind the Numbers" series and shining a spotlight on just a few of these bright spots. First up: we're heading to Bushwick, Brooklyn In math, eighth-grade

  • We write today outraged – and committed to action. The Administration’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in six months will remove protection from more than 800,000 people who came to our country as children and are now studying, working, and contributing to our communities. We have students, alumni, staff members, and neighbors who are directly threatened by this. The time to act is now.

    The best hope for long-term protection for Dreamers is The DREAM Act of 2017, a bill that provides legal status and a path to citizenship for undocumented young people who entered the U.S. as minors. We support our students, families and communities, and we firmly support this DREAM Act. With this link (, you can ask your members of Congress to support this important piece of legislation to help protect young immigrants. We hope you will join us in signing on. #DefendDACA #SupportDreamers

    —30+ days ago
    Protect the Dreamers!

    We must act now.

  • We are so proud of our scholars' hard work on the state tests! Their results will be the launch pad for this year’s victories as our students and our network continue to learn, grow, and move forward. Check out a few highlights on the AF Blog.

    —30+ days ago
    The Results Are In - High-Five for Our Scholars!

    As we launch another exciting school year across our 34 schools, we are also celebrating our students' strong performance on last year's state tests. New York results (grades 3-8) came out last week, and our scholars and schools have so much to celebrate! * Our oldest tested students, e

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