What We Do

“How many effective schools would you have to see to be persuaded of the educability of poor children? If your answer is more than one, then I submit that you have reasons of your own for preferring to believe that basic pupil performance derives from family background instead of school response to family background. Whether or not we will ever effectively teach the children of the poor is probably far more a matter of politics than of school science and that is as it should be. We can whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.”

Dr. Ron Edmonds

We use approaches that close the achievement/access gap, accelerate and sustain student achievement, and increase the student-college going rates, in part through implementation of standards-based instruction:

  • Provides leadership in identifying, designing, sharing, and evaluating best practices in literacy and biliteracy education;
  • Promotes the use and integration of new/emerging technologies to support education;
  • Assists the teacher leaders in using appropriate student assessment tools