Educational Institutions

New Visions for Public Schools, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.newvisions.org

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Further, we are committed to sharing innovative tools, strategies and lessons learned in New Visions schools with others in New York and throughout the country to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every child.

Main Programs

  1. Urban Teacher Residency
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

We currently serve 76 public schools throughout all five boroughs of New York City.

ruling year

1994

President

Self-reported

Mr. Mark Dunetz

Keywords

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educational reform, small schools, charter schools, college and career readiness, college readiness, teacher preparation, teacher training, professional development for teachers, principals, schools

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Also Known As

New Visions

EIN

13-3538961

 Number

0992175175

Physical Address

205 East 42nd Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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New Visions has created 134 new schools in New York City, mobilizing thousands of educators and over 200 community groups to give our children the education they deserve. Our school creation process was adopted by the New York City Department of Education and, to date, has resulted in the creation of 150 additional schools.

 

To ensure that these and other schools have the leaders they need to thrive, New Visions worked with Baruch College create SAM, a unique certification program designed to produce principals who base every decision they make on the learning needs of students. By 2012, we will have certified 180 new principals through SAM. The model has been adopted in Boston and Oakland as well.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Urban Teacher Residency

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Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

We currently serve 76 public schools throughout all five boroughs of New York City.

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Financials

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NEW VISIONS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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New Visions for Public Schools, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Mr. Mark Dunetz

BIO

Mark Dunetz joined New Visions in 2013 leading the school support and operations team and now serves as President of the organization. He began his career in the New York City public schools in 1998 and has worked as a high school teacher of ESL and social studies, a program evaluator for the National Science Foundation, an educational consultant, a professor of research methods at the City College of New York and of educational administration at Baruch College's School of Public Affairs, and most recently, as founding principal of Academy for Careers in Television & Film, a small career and technical high school in Long Island City, Queens. He earned a BA in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz; an MA in Teaching Speakers of Other Languages from New York University; and a Ph.D. in urban education with a concentration in education policy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His doctoral dissertation examined an ambitious reform project at a comprehensive urban high school in order to better understand the relationship between school structures and institutional goals.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"For over two decades, New Visions for Public Schools has led education reform efforts in New York City, creating new schools and developing fresh approaches to help students succeed. We have not only worked to understand the needs of individual students, but also piloted efforts to apply these lessons to entire classrooms and schools.

When our school system was mired in failure, with graduation rates of only 30% in some neighborhoods, we took on the challenge of creating schools that proved that urban public high schools could be models of excellence. We created 90 schools and developed the process that has enabled the Department of Education to create hundreds more. More important, our schools proved that success was possible by substantially exceeding the city's graduation rate and narrowing the achievement gap that had plagued New York City for generations.

In a reorganization by the Department of Education, New Visions took on a new role in the system: assuming responsibility for 75 schools and more than 34,000 students. We also took on an even more daunting challenge: ensuring that our students graduate high school with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and compete in our global economy. Having recently hit an organizational milestone with an 80 percent graduation rate network-wide, we are working to ensure that we reach this goal at each school.

We have proven that we can effect profound change among students, teachers, leaders, and schools. Our task now is to take what we know works for individual schools and apply it to our network and beyond.

 

Richard Beattie, Chairman

Robert Hughes, President"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Richard I. Beattie Esq.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Term: 1990 -

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