Philliber was hired by the Atlantic Philantropies to take a closer look at their school discipline portfolio which focused on the school to prison pipeline. Over two years, Philliber interviewed over 80 Atlantic staff, grantess, and stakeholders in school discipline reform. Philliber also reviewed academic literature, media coverage, and relevant internal documents to provide context to the evaluation.
Outcomes of the review concluded that Atlantic raised the visibility of the issue, created momentum for reform, and promoted collaboration among grantees, the federal government and other funders. The full report and other case studies can be found on the Atlantic website.