For-profit

Generation Ready Inc.

Website:

https://www.generationready.com/

Location:

New York City, New York

Type:

For-profit Education Consultancy

Founded:

1994

CEO:

Maria Quail

Generation Ready Inc. is a New York City-based for-profit education consulting company that works with school districts all over the country. Among the services that the company offers are critical race theory-aligned diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting for teachers and administrators.

The company is best known for its Six Essential Practices of Effective Schools. [1] Generation Ready Inc. has provided DEI consulting and training to several public-school districts across the country, including in California and Illinois. [2]

Overview

Generation Ready Inc. is an education consulting company that provides various support services for public K-12 school districts throughout the country. Among the services that the company provides is a comprehensive needs assessment that inventories schools’ curricular and instructional offerings and needs. [3]

Generation Ready Inc. began as the Australian United States Services In Education (AUSSIE). The company was formed in 1994 by Sari Factor, who was the first CEO of the company. [4]

AUSSIE later became Editure Professional Development and in 2013, merged with JBHM Education Group after both companies were purchased by Weld North Holdings, LLC. The united company was rebranded as Generation Ready, Inc. [5]

Generation Ready is best known for The Six Essential Practices of Effective Schools, a system of partnerships between teachers, administrators, and education consultants, touching on everything from curriculum to changing the culture of the school. [6]

The company’s website features a quote by Mike Cox, superintendent of Osceola School District in Florida that states “If you want to change the culture or climate of a school, start with the adults and the kids will follow.” [7]

Diversity and Equity Work

Among the services that the company offers is cultural proficiency and equity. The company’s educational consultants provide equity training to K-12 public school districts, including curricular reviews to ensure schools’ educational materials reflect “diversity in their community and world.” [8]

On August 2019, the company signed a contract with the ABC Unified School District in Cerritos, California. The contact was for $42,000 to provide “equity institutes” at a cost of $3,000 per session. [9]

Between 2018 and 2019, the Joliet Public School District No. 86 in Illinois paid the company $73,000, including $55,000 for workshops with “monthly principal meetings and district support” and “equity walks and school site support.” [10]

Leadership

Bill McConnell is the president of the company. He has been involved with AUSSIE since 1998. [11]

Maria Quail is the chief executive officer of the company. She has been involved with Generation Ready since 2016. She was previously a teacher in New York City and worked with at-risk students and worked as an assistant principal. [12]

References

  1. “Our Approach.” Generation Ready. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.generationready.com/about-us/our-approach-2/. ^
  2. “Generation Ready Inc.” 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://defendinged.org/report/generation-ready/. ^
  3. “Comprehensive Needs Assessment.” 2021. Generation Ready. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.generationready.com/our-services/comprehensive-needs-assessment-2/. ^
  4. “Leading Partners For Educators Become Generation Ready.” PR News Wire. 2013. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leading-partners-for-educators-become-generation-ready-215658191.html. ^
  5. “Leading Partners For Educators Become Generation Ready.” PR News Wire. 2013. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leading-partners-for-educators-become-generation-ready-215658191.html ^
  6. “Our Approach.” Generation Ready. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.generationready.com/about-us/our-approach-2/. ^
  7. “Generation Ready Inc.” Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://defendinged.org/report/generation-ready/. ^
  8. “Generation Ready Inc.” Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 22. https://defendinged.org/report/generation-ready/. ^
  9. “Generation Ready Inc.” Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://defendinged.org/report/generation-ready/. ^
  10. “Generation Ready Inc.” Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://defendinged.org/report/generation-ready/. ^
  11. “Our Team.” Generation Ready. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.generationready.com/about-us/our-team/. ^
  12. “Our Team.” Generation Ready. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.generationready.com/about-us/our-team/. ^
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