About Us

Since its inception in 2004, the goal of Know Your Schools~for NY Kids (formerly Just for the Kids-NY) has been to help schools learn from other schools that are performing well. We invite you to use our "Find Your School" feature to check out any school in the state and see how it compares with similar schools. We also encourage you to explore the "Best Practices" area, where you can learn more about how higher-performing schools support their students to achieve at higher levels.

The project is sponsored by the University at Albany's School of Education, in collaboration with The Business Council of New York State and the New York State Education Department.

Who We Are:

Robert Bangert-Drowns, Advisory Board Chair; Dean, School of Education

Arthur N. Applebee, Director of Research; Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Theory and Practice

Kristen Wilcox, Principal Investigator; Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice

Janet I. Angelis, Director

Susan D. Phillips, Executive Advisor; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Albany

Sharon Wiles, Coordinator