Orville Jackson

Guest Blogger

Vice President of Data Strategy, GreatSchools

Berkeley, Caifornia

Orville Jackson joined GreatSchools in 2018. As the Vice President, Data Strategy he leads the organization’s data initiatives to help all families access quality education and improve student outcomes across the country.

Orville has been using his leadership, strategy, research, and analytic skills for over 15 years to increase educational achievement and close opportunity gaps affecting students of color and students living in poverty. Orville is a first-generation college graduate and earned his A.A. from Cypress College, a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He likes reading and watching Sci-Fi/Fantasy and lives in Berkeley, California with his partner, 2 children, a puppy, and a turtle.


Posted Aug. 10, 2021

Many Teens Missed Out on Challenging Academics Before the Pandemic. Here’s How We Can Change That.

For America’s teenagers, the void of the 2019-2021 school years runs deep. High schoolers missed out on time with friends,…

By Orville Jackson

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Q&A With Alicia Dixon: Mutual Accountability Is a Stepping Stone on the Path to Justice

Alicia Dixon is executive director of the Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI). Since 1973, MFEI has been committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Oct. 19, 2021

Q&A With Dr. Chad Gestson: Phoenix’s Covid Numbers Transformed Our District For the Better

Dr. Chad Gestson leads the Phoenix Union High School District, which educates 29,000 students in 22 schools from 32 different ZIP codes in Arizona’s capital…

By Laura Waters

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