Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates
Metis Associates

who we are

Metis Associates, a national research and consulting firm headquartered in New York City, brings over 40 years of experience in evaluation, information management, and grant development to its work with a wide range of organizations committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.
Meet Our Team

latest insights

Arkansas Tech University – Ozark

Often in our research and evaluation work we publish positive findings that demonstrate that our clients’ efforts are achieving their desired outcomes. However, positive outcomes do not always translate into tangible resources needed to sustain successful programming. The challenge that agencies and nonprofits face in sustaining their successful programs attracted our interest in Arkansas Community College’s (ACC) College Counts!


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on our minds

why we changed our team name

Lori RamseyFor many years Metis Associates has had a distinct information management unit, which functioned as a third leg to the other two Metis expertise areas: Program Evaluation and Grant Development. Lately it has been on our minds that technology has changed, and we have changed; so we decided to change our team name.

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upcoming events

July 15-18 - GEAR UP Conference. "Engaging GEAR UP Stakeholders in Strategic and Meaningful Data Practices." Presenters: Julia Alemany and Jennica Vincent, Oregon GEAR UP

July 23-27 - Grade Level Reading Week 2018 conference. Philadelphia, PA. Participant: Stan Schneider


40th anniversary special article series

magnet schools – then and now

Forty years ago, the first magnet schools were created as a tool to further racial desegregation in large urban school districts. In contrast to court-ordered methods and strategies such as forced bussing, the vision was that magnets would provide a voluntary means to create more diverse schools by offering parents and their children a unique environment or distinctive educational experience (such as a thematic curriculum or special pedagogical model).

Rosebank Integrated Technology and Biological Sciences STEAM Magnet School's booth for the 2018 School Choice Festival in the Metro Nashville Public Schools.

As the courts began to recognize magnet schools as a school desegregation method, the number of magnet schools began to grow. With the advent of the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) in 1985, federal funds have been appropriated to support the development and implementation of magnet school programs. To date, the federal investment in magnet schools exceeds $1 billion.

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