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

September 24-26 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention Grant Orientation Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Participant: Lori Ramsey

September 26-28 - Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Conference. Columbs, GA. Participant: Donna Wilkens

September 27 - State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) Conference. Kansas City, MO. Whole-School Arts-Reform: Lessons from Five Years of Lincoln Center Education’s Arts in the Middle Initiative. Presenter: Nicole Lorenzetti (Metis); Melissa Gawlowski Pratt, Assistant Director, School Programs (Lincoln Center Education); Rheanna Abbott, Manager, Arts in the Middle (Lincoln Center Education)

September 28 - Oregon GEAR UP Fall Kickoff Meeting. How to run a student placemat activity to elicit feedback from students. Presenters: Julia Alemany, Metis, and Jennica Vincent, Oregon GEAR UP

September 29 - Metis Family Picnic. Rockefeller Park North Lawn, 75 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280

October 3-5 - Georgia Family Connection Conference 2018. Jekyll Island, GA. Participants: Stan Schneider, Michael Scuello, and Donna Wilkens

October 4 - Princeton Area Community Foundation Third Annual Community Forum Participants: Claire Aulicino, Artis Bergman, and Donna Tapper


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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