Posts by Belle Ferro

Avoiding the Trap of Too Little Too Late

The challenges facing higher education are well understood: a demographic cliff of traditional-aged applicants, a declining proportion of full-pay families, and a growing skepticism of the value of (ever-more) expensive post-secondary degrees with resulting student consumerism. Add to this rapidly rising technological complexity, deferred maintenance on deteriorating physical assets, escalating administrative costs associated with student […]

The Wisdom of Crowds: Four Education Investing Trends that are Thriving

There were fewer headline-grabbing deals announced in September, though the $121M transfer of Softbank’s stake in Kahoot! to General Atlantic was notable. While the transaction might say more about Softbank than Kahoot!, it does underscore the staying power of edtech that another large, global venture investor is entering the sector in such a meaningful manner. We are also pleased to highlight […]

Choose To Learn 2022: More than 50% of Parents Say It’s Time for a More Student-Centric Approach to our K-12 Education System

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, October 26, 2022 – Today, Tyton Partners, in collaboration with the Walton Family Foundation and Stand Together Trust, released a new report, Choose to Learn 2022, that looks at data collected from more than 3,000 K-12 parents and more than 150 K-12 suppliers across all 50 states in the United States. The report […]

School Disrupted: Investigating K-12 District Public School Enrollment Trends

With support from Stand Together Trust and the Walton Family Foundation, we published School Disrupted 2022, the second iteration in our ongoing series focused on K-12 enrollment trends. School Disrupted, a three-part publication, details how families are making post-pandemic educational decisions for their children and the impact on school enrollment patterns and parents’ future aspirations. This month, we recap […]

Retooling the Relationship Between Workers and Employers: Transformative Models in the Future of Work

This panel features Andrea Mainelli (Tyton Partners), Beth Cobert (Markle Foundation), Yigal Kerzenbaum (ETF@JFFLabs), and Leila Makarechi (Merit America). We discuss the relevant insights about: How the public/private partnership are driving change in the future of work The challenges they’re facing in collaborating to drive scale How they are tackling some of the toughest issues […]

School Disrupted Part 2: Multi-site Schooling as a Bridge Between Traditional and Student-Centric Learning

This year, Tyton is publishing School Disrupted 2022 in collaboration with Stand Together Trust and the Walton Family Foundation. In this report, we have extended our work from School Disrupted 2021 to explore how families continue to navigate traditional and alternative school models. Drawing on two surveys of more than 6,000 K-12 parents, School Disrupted […]

School Disrupted 2022 Study Finds District Public School Enrollment Has Dropped Nearly 10% 

Tyton Partners launches a new report series in partnership with Stand Together Trust and the Walton Family Foundation on how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to disrupt K-12 enrollment trends. BOSTON, September 20, 2022 Tyton Partners, the leading global investment banking and strategy consulting firm exclusively dedicated to the rapidly evolving Global Education Sector, has […]

Unlocking Employee Retention: Leveraging Skill Building to Promote Internal Mobility

In June, we shared a strategic response to upskilling and reskilling in today’s uncertain labor market. To expand on this topic, below we explore why reskilling and upskilling are important tools for addressing employee retention.  Organizational rationale for prioritizing skill building typically focuses on preparing employees for the “future of work”. Trends like automation and digitization […]

7000+ Faculty & Administrators Share Their Views on Equity Gaps and Opportunities

Today, we published three reports which highlight how the higher education system misses the mark for students, especially those from historically under-represented groups and those with financial needs. Especially for Black, Latino, and Indigenous students and students with financial needs, the college experience continues to be a challenging one. Thanks to the participation of 7,400 […]

Hitting Their Stride: Building Momentum Through High-Quality Implementation and a Commitment to Change

The developmental education reform movement is at a crossroads. While significant shifts in institutional and state policy have worked to dismantle the prior problematic approaches to developmental education, aggregate survey data from the past three years shows little change in self-reported awareness and adoption of key elements of the reform movement. Additionally, the fallout from […]

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