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.
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latest insights

Pacific High School Graduation Ceremony, Port Orford, Oregon (sourced from Facebook)

Oregon GEAR UP is a seven-year federally-funded initiative that offers academic, college and career programming to prepare low-income, rural students to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Interested in learning more about students’ experiences after they graduate from high school, Oregon GEAR UP retained Metis Associates to conduct a Life after High School survey with one of their graduating cohorts.


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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

October 16- Real Talk: School Integration in New York City, Brooklyn, NY. Participants: Marilyn Zlotnik, Chloe Rinehart, Nicole Lorenzetti

October 17-18 - 2018 Annual Conference on Citizenship, Washington, DC. Participant: Michael Scuello

October 262018 ACCT Leadership Congress. New York City, NY. Beyond Insecurities: An Examination of Single Stop's Impact on the Academic Achievement of Students at the Community College of Philadelphia. Presenter: Dr. Susanne Harnett

November 1-2 - 2018 Arts in Education Conference: Increasing Access to High Quality Arts Integration, Arlington, VA. Participants: Susanne Harnett, Otoniel Lopez, Joy Zacharia, and Laura Satkowski

November 5-6 - Magnet Schools Assistance Program Project Directors Meeting, Crystal City, VA. Participants: Claire Aulicino, Lori Ramsey, Joy Zacharia, Marilyn Zlotnik

November 8-9 - 2018 GPA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Participant: Marilyn Zlotnik


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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