We advance student-centered learning for all students, by supporting teachers designing and leading schools, and by advocating for policy that is open to innovation.

Recent Publications

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Report · September 2020

This paper makes the case to grow the teacher-powered movement through a review of academic research and a deep dive on several teacher-powered schools.

Report · June 2020

In this paper, we explore why heritage language matters, the state and federal policies that support heritage language instruction, the learning programs leading this work, and the challenges heritage languages programs face.

Report · May 2020

Highlights from our work in 2019—in the areas of thought leadership, policy advocacy, and educator networks.

Current Initiatives

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The state rules governing the knowledge and skills that teacher candidates learn are under review. We're advocating to revamp those rules, to better prepare teacher candidates to facilitate equitable, high-quality, student-centered learning experiences.

We're advocating to change state rules governing the knowledge and skills covered in teacher preparation programs

A year-long blog series looking at the causes of—and solutions to—the problem of teacher turnover. We're exploring research and stories on the school cultures, leaders, policies, and other factors that enable talent to thrive.

A blog series exploring the cultures, leaders, and policies that enable great teachers to thrive

We support a network of teachers who are designing and running schools, to promote student-centered learning and advance the profession of teaching. This includes creating resources, hosting events, providing direct support to teachers, and more.

We support—through resources, events, and coaching—a network of teachers designing and running schools