NETGEAR Supports East Bay Schools, Benefits Local Students - Donates $50,000 Worth of Technology Equipment
OAKLAND, CA — NETGEAR, an American global networking company based in San Jose, donated $50,000 worth of technology equipment to support six schools located in Oakland and Richmond.
"We would like to thank the leadership team at NETGEAR for their generous contribution to the growth, prosperity and enrichment of our schools and our students," says Adrian Clarke, technology director for Amethod Public Schools. “NETGEAR provided us with NETGEAR READY NAS 3100 devices that will enable us to have an onsite backup solution at each of our schools. This technology will help us not only increase server capacity, but allow us continue to integrate technology tools into our classrooms.
The schools benefitting from their donation included Oakland Charter High School, John Henry High School, Oakland Charter Academy, Richmond Charter Academy, Downtown Charter Academy and Benito Juarez Elementary. They are a part of Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), a charter management organization serving east bay communities in Northern California.
“Giving back to the communities around the world where we work and live is a deeply held value at NETGEAR. We are proud that our contributions help create strong communities and support our mission to connect the world to the Internet, one person at a time,” according to a statement on the NETGEAR website. “NETGEAR is very happy to be a part of helping schools help kids.”
Other philanthropy projects by NETGEAR include a nationwide contest called “WiFi My School” where students send in short essays on why WiFi is important to them and their education. The winning school won a WiFi makeover, free Wifi access points and ReadyNAS storage according to their NETGEAR Gives Back page.
Learn more about NETGEAR on their website at www.netgear.com.
Amethod Public Schools of Oakland Shows Significant Academic Impact According to 2017 CREDO Study by Stanford University
OAKLAND, CA — Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), a charter management organization serving east bay communities in Northern California, has a significant and positive impact on student academic outcomes, according to the results of the 2017 Center for Research and Educational Outcome (CREDO) study by Stanford University. According to the report, this impact for its students is equivalent to 302 additional days of learning in Math and 222 additional days of learning in English. This placed AMPS in the top tier of charter networks nationwide.
The report, by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) looked at data from more than 5,700 charter schools in 24 states, New York City and Washington, D.C.
The study compares students from charter schools with students from traditional public schools with identical demographics and identical or very similar test scores. Researchers compare students by grade level, gender, race, poverty, English language learner status and prior test scores. CREDO then looks at how much a student has learned over a typical school year, or 180 days.
“We are pleased by these results, but know there is more work to do to give every kid a chanceto succeed,” says Jorge Lopez, chief executive officer of Amethod Public Schools. “Our teachers and leaders across our AMPS schools work extremely hard to provide a quality education for our students that helps prepare them to succeed in college and beyond. The results of this study are a true testament to our team and their dedication to our kids.”
This report concluded that non-profit charter school networks, as a whole, score better nationally than traditional public schools and included 85% of charter schools nationwide.
Following Stanford’s release of the study, the Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) shared this statement, “Families just want good schools for their kids. We should encourage the best public schools, district and charter, to serve more families.”
Amethod Public Schools is located in Oakland, CA and serves approximately 1,700 students in Oakland and Richmond. Their schools include Oakland Charter Academy, Oakland Charter High School, Downtown Charter Academy, John Henry High School, Richmond Charter Academy, and Benito Juarez Elementary.
AMPS mission is to provide a rigorous college preparatory education and character development program that will prepare students from underserved communities to succeed in college and beyond.
To read the 2017 CREDO Report by Stanford University, visit credo.stanford.edu.