Values guide our work.
We put students, families, and educators first. Learn how our core values inform every aspect of our research and design process.
Rigorous methods for long-term change.
The challenges we face in education are complex. We work to disentangle the intricacies of the system through rigorous research and modeling. Learn about our approach.
Architects for a better future.
We hold space for inclusive design to foster meaningful change for children and their families.
The Dynamics of Education
Children, families, and educators experience challenges in schools that are driven by an underlying system that is interconnected and difficult to disentangle.
We provide space and facilitate conversations for people to design the education system that will lead to growth and thriving.
We take our work seriously. The following steps are taken to ensure we are listening, learning, and making meaningful contributions to communities:
DEFINE & UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM
Undertake rigorous qualitative, quantitative, and community-based research with a systems-lens to understand the challenges facing the education system.
COLLABORATIVELY IDENTIFY OPTIONS
Research what works and work with people at the center to identify best practices and potential high-leverage solutions.
INCUBATE PROMISING APPROACHES
Develop and support new ideas to provide initial “proof of concept” and work with partners to carry forward implementation.
ENGAGE & ADVOCATE
Engage in learning with stakeholders. Advocate for promising practices and work with partners (e.g., schools, foundations, and community organizations) to support implementation.