Our Work

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The Power of Lead Learners

When you take the passion and experience of teachers, then add relevant support, academic focus, and new opportunities for shared learning and planning, you build a foundation for improvement that can adapt to evolving standards and student needs.

We’ve helped school systems achieve lasting change so students and teachers alike thrive today and beyond.

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"What [this model] does that’s so important is it uses the context of the actual materials teachers are going to use with students to ask: How are these materials related to the standards? What standards are you trying to help students meet? What are the content-knowledge demands on teachers? And what are some of the pedagogical strategies that are going to be most effective in helping students engage with this rigorous content?"
Ross Wiener, Aspen Institute

Addressing Equity Head-On

No successful educational change can be neutral when it comes to race and systemic oppression. Leading Educators is fully committed to promoting policies, practices, and mindsets that disrupt systemic racial inequity.

That’s why we work with leadership teams to develop and scale learning systems that prioritize continuous action for diversity, equity, and inclusion alongside development of content knowledge, and we support partners to incorporate equity analysis when looking at data, facilitating instruction, and developing systems. Additionally, our programmatic offerings include more than 30 hours of equity-focused learning that addresses topics such as structural inequities, cycles of oppression, and marginalization in education.

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89% of students

served by LE identify as students of color

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51% of students

served by LE identify as Black

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29% of students

served by LE identify as Latinx or Hispanic

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Our Approach

Teachers are invaluable to ensuring students access the knowledge and skills they need to follow their dreams. But too often, their own opportunities to grow fall short of what’s best for teachers and students.

That’s where we come in. We focus high-quality professional development for teachers on their curriculum and put it back where it belongs: in schools, where they can collaborate to strengthen students’ experiences in real time. Equity lives in the choices teachers make every day, so we have to support them to lead classrooms where every student can thrive, no matter where they start.

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