Our Work

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We carry out our mission in four primary ways:

  • We serve as a watchdog and independent source of reliable and honest information for families, educators, journalists, policymakers and others.
  • We conduct research and analyze local, state, and national data, then use what we learn to help build broader understanding of achievement and opportunity gaps and how to close them.
  • We provide expertise and practical assistance, working alongside educators, parents, students, policymakers, and civic and business leaders in their efforts to transform schools and colleges into institutions that serve all students well.
  • We participate actively in national and state policy debates, bringing lessons learned from on-the-ground work and from unflinching data analyses to build the case for policies that will help all students and schools reach high levels of achievement.