We bring decades of research-based experience to helping educators with their district and school improvement efforts, with special attention to underperforming districts and schools and issues of equity and diversity.
We focus on the needs of students, using an equity lens to identify and address achievement gaps that correlate with such factors as race, economic status, English language proficiency, and gender.
We encourage a systems-based approach to district and school improvement as optimal for ongoing and sustainable improvements to teaching and learning, given the complex and multi-tiered nature of education systems.
We work collaboratively with district and school leaders and staff to align research and policy directions within local contexts so that our strategies and recommendations are flexible, practical, and meaningful.
We offer flexible and differentiated professional services to meet different improvement needs:
These three kinds of service are often delivered together as part of a comprehensive approach to improvement. They can also be provided separately to focus on a particular educational problem.