About STANDUP

STAND UP is an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to attend an excellent public school.

STAND UP was launched on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006. In 2009, STAND UP became a featured initiative of new Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Since then, STAND UP has embarked on an ambitious agenda to reform failing public schools in the Sacramento region.

STAND UP focuses on five priority areas:

HUMAN CAPITAL

  • Improve teacher and principal quality

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Enhance transparency around school performance and quality

SCHOOL CHOICE

  • Increase the range of school options available to parents and students

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

  • Equip parents with the tools to advocate for their children’s success

EFFECTIVE POLICY

  • Promote local, state and national reforms that catalyze systemic change
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