Services and Expertise

Strengthening Public Education and Its Ecosystem

To date, we have completed 200 research and consulting projects in public education and other related social sectors, impacting over 500 organizations. Hear what our clients have to say about our work.

Our Approach: Evolutionary Learning

Central to our research and consulting support is Evolutionary Learning, an approach that offers a disciplined method of organizational learning and improvement. The approach guides individuals, teams, and organizations in structuring everyday activities as carefully observed tests to reveal progressively better ways to improve and achieve their desired impact. Evolutionary Learning is both a set of tools for effectively delivering promising strategies and a model of organization and governance that puts continuous improvement at the core of what organizations and their leaders, staff, and stakeholders do—day in, day out.

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Our Service Offerings

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Organizational Learning, Measurement, and Improvement

Ongoing, rapid improvement driven by diagnostic assessment and structured problem-solving

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Strategic and Management Support

Support with strategy design and implementation to strengthen systems

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Research and Program Evaluation

Quantitative and qualitative applied research for formative and summative purposes

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Legal and Policy Analysis

Legal, policy, and advocacy strategies and research for meaningful change

Our Content Area Expertise

After more than 10 years of helping organizations improve, our interdisciplinary staff has expertise in a range of topics in education. The following illustrate some of the topics that have been at the heart of our recent work.

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Network Design, Administration, and Evaluation

School Improvement and Social Impact Networks

Networks for Curriculum Design and Professional Learning

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Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement

Structures for Meaningful Engagement

Engagement to Inform Organizational Structures and Education Policies

Engagement of the Broader Community, including Teachers, Students, and Families

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Integration and Inclusion
Integration and Inclusion

District Integration Policies and Practices

Diverse-by-Design Public Schools

Social Emotional Learning

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education

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School Choice and Flexibility
School Choice and Flexibility

Universal Enrollment Systems

School Empowerment Policies and Systems

Enrollment Policies and Systems for Highly Mobile Students

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Teacher and Leader Ecosystem
Teacher and Leader Ecosystem

Preparation and Recruitment

Diversity Pipelines and Retention

Teacher Effectiveness and Evaluation

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Right to Education
Right to Education

Finance Equity

Duty of States to Educate all Children

State and Federal Laws and Policies to Establish a Right to Education

Our Deliverables

Visit our "Publication and Tools" page to access a selection of our reports, tools, guides, and other deliverables.

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