• JP works with schools providing training on how to ameliorate teacher weaknesses brought to light through the process of teacher evaluation.

  • JP Associates offers our sites grant writing assistance. Take advantage of our experience writing successful grant requests.

  • Common Core State Standards, Factors Influencing Student Achievement, Responsive Coaching, Teacher Evaluation, Autism

  • JP brings together several critical factors in the development of an effective school.

  • JP partners with schools and districts across the country to provide intensive professional development for scientifically-based programs.
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Investing early in quality child care for at-risk kids pays off big later, research finds

New research reveals that despite hefty up-front costs, quality child care programs for disadvantaged children starting just after birth and continuing to age five produce major financial dividends over the long term.

Such programs yield an annual return of 13 percent per child — generating $6.30 for every $1 initially invested in the program, according to the research by University of Chicago economist James Heckman.

The rate of return, which Heckman described as “huge,” is significantly higher than the 7 to 10 percent rate he found in previous research focusing just on the impact of preschool.

“We think this is very strong evidence for supporting this kind of program going forward,” Heckman said during a media briefing Thursday.

The study, released Monday, was authored by Heckman and other researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Southern California. Heckman is known for his groundbreaking research on the economics of early childhood education.

With many cities and states focused on the expansion of full-day kindergarten or preschool in recent years, the new findings bolster arguments for early childhood investments that also cover kids’ first three years.

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White House Report: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline

rethink discipline

Washington, DC — Today, the White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration's Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama's My Brothers' Keeper initiative and aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools. The full report is available here.

The White House will also convene stakeholders and leaders to discuss the progress made and the work ahead to encourage and support local leaders as they work to implement supportive school discipline practices. Today's meeting in the Roosevelt Room will include remarks by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson, Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz and Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

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We Need Your Support! Take a minute and vote for us!

JP has submitted to present sessions at @National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 2017 National Charter Schools Conference and we need your help to secure our spots. #NCSC17 is attended by more than 4,200 of the best and brightest in the charter school community, and JP would be honored to present.  Voting ends 12/21. Click on the link below and type JP Associates in the "Search by title or keyword" box for our sessions and give us thumbs up for each of our submitted sessions. Thanks for your support! http://bit.ly/NCSC17_SessionSelector

Session Titles:

Want to Transform Your School from Good to Great?

Things Keep Changing. How am I supposed to Lead?

Why Coaching Can Help You Find Success

Holiday Wishes from our JP Family to Yours


Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share what you're thankful for.

We at JP are thankful for many things, and YOU top our list!

Thank you for all you do to provide the best education possible to children everywhere.

Tell Us What is Important to You

JP just returned from the 45th Annual SAANYS Conference at the beautiful Sagamore Resort in Lake George, New York.   It was a great experience and we really enjoyed talking, sharing and learning from all the people that came by to say hello at our table.

When visitors did come by, they were invited to respond to this request: Tell us what is important to you.  The question was a type of formative assessment to identify what people in the field are thinking and feeling. This kind of information gathering is at the heart of JP’s approach to customizing and developing services.

See below for the responses:


Tell Us What is Important to You

We would love to hear your response to what is important to you. You can email your responses to .  Looking forward to hearing from people and thanks. 

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  • Detailed Needs Assessment
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  • Grant-writing
  • Strategies for serving students with Autism
  • Creating a positive school/classroom culture
  • Leadership training and coaching
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Effective Instructional Practices
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Effective Reading Instruction
  • Job-embedded, side-by-side, onsite coaching

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