Our work to help prekindergarten–grade 12 systems accomplish this goal centers on four broad sets of strategies.
Building your education system’s capacity takes more than new resources or professional development—it requires aligned effort at every level of the system. We collaborate with you to implement integrated strategies for improvement. Our services are based on research and two decades of experience working with education systems at the state, district, and school level to strengthen and align local practices to improve student achievement.
- District and School Improvement—Engaging with you to achieve lasting improvement in your school, district, or state.
- Leadership Networks—Convening networks to find common solutions to common problems.
One-shot professional development for individuals rarely leads to lasting system change. We offer a coherent portfolio of professional development sessions to enrich your content knowledge and professional toolset. Our sessions are most effective when experienced in series by teams from your school or district.
To build an education system that is truly aligned at all levels to increase student achievement, you need more than excellent state or national standards and the drive to meet them. You need tools for educators and students—course programs, assessments, benchmarks, and other resources—that are aligned to your chosen standards and with each other.
We collaborate with practitioners and other experts from around the nation to develop consistent, coherent standards-based tools that are easy to use and that are, especially when deployed in combination, robust and powerful.
While all our work aims to increase equitable access to an excellent education, we manage programs explicitly designed to serve children struggling with reading and children living in homelessness.
- ACE: A Community for Education—ACE provides low-income schools with highly trained AmeriCorps tutors to ensure that children advance to grade level in reading before third grade.
- Texas Homeless Education Office—THEO is committed to ensuring that all Texas children in homeless situations have the opportunity to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school.