High-quality schools for all kids.
We believe that ALL kids can excel in school and life, regardless of background. Every child is valuable and deserves to have a high-quality, free, public education.
Through a full range of programs and technical assistance, we ensure that the most talented school leaders have best-in-class support as they design, plan, launch, and maintain gap-closing schools that prepare students for rigorous post-secondary options, career, and life.
At every stage of school development, our programming, support, coaching, and guidance is rooted in current research about what’s working for kids.
WE BEGIN WITH GREAT LEADERS
We invest in leaders. Gap-closing schools start with a mission-driven leader who engages their community and builds a strong team to bring their vision to reality. We encourage piloting innovations and co-constructing with communities, to gather data about what works for specific communities.
WE HELP SCHOOLS START STRONG
We work with amazing, courageous leaders and teams who feel an imperative to address issues of racial injustice and societal inequity. We support them in ways big and small. Our Strong Start program provides newly authorized schools critical training, services and resources to develop school operations and academic systems.
WE CHAMPION INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
Inclusive education is a school-wide approach that ensures assessments, curriculum, instruction, and learning environments are designed to meet the needs of every student. Inclusive education means that all students feel a sense of belonging, and are educated with their peers to the greatest extent possible in a learning community where they feel safe, supported, and challenged.
Our True Measure Collaborative provides centralized expertise and resources that build on and enhance the collective impact of inclusive school models.
WE PUT KIDS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES FIRST
We support leaders to build schools with their communities, not for them. Our robust family engagement support ensures that our schools have access to best practices to empower parents to be leaders within their school community.