Return to the Priorities

Accountability and Assessment

Black Teacher Collaborative
Black Teacher Collaborative

Black Teacher Collaborative, a social entrepreneurship venture, provides an opportunity to engage in development of strategies and tools that build the mindsets, skills, and knowledge needed to actualize a new model for Black teacher impact and efficacy.

BlackPrint Education Consulting
The Black Print Inc.

BlackPrint Education Consulting provides professional development, coaching, and audits necessary to produce educational equity and excellence for historically marginalized student populations.

Bridge 2 Hope St. Louis
Bridge 2 Hope St. Louis

We dream of a world where one day every child will have access to quality equitable schools. We educate, empower and activate parents to disrupt the system of inequity, fight unjust policies and advocate for their children's right to quality educational options.

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California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys
California Department of Education

A tool supported by the California Department of Education to help districts meet Local Control Accountability Plan priorities to improve school climate, pupil engagement, parent involvement, and academic achievement.

Cares for Learning
The Oakland Literacy Coalition

At CARES for Learning, our mission is to make sure every child can read fluently by third grade, with mastery in the proven five essential components to reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Center For Black Educator Development
The Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium

The Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium is a grassroots organization of PK-12, higher education, non-profit, and government leaders striving to increase the number of teachers of color as well as culturally-responsive and sustaining educators in Pennsylvania. Center For Black Educator Development addresses educational inequities to improve academic and social outcomes for all students through increased teacher diversity. Having at least one Black teacher early on reduces a Black student’s likelihood of dropping out of school by up to 39%.

Citizens of the World Charter Schools
Citizens of the World Charter Schools

Citizens of the World Charter Schools is a national network of racially and socioeconomically diverse charter schools in Los Angeles and Kansas City. The network’s core instruction includes pillars of academic mastery, SEL and difference and inclusion, incorporates a fresh set of Graduation Dispositions which are habits of character and mind.

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Community Activist Fellowship
Wayfinder Foundation

Wayfinder’s mission is to build a national network of place-based activists who make trouble and win battle for justice. In the end we want our grantees to be the national face for social change at the grassroots.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

The achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning. Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. Cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships, Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners, and Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection.

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Energy Convertors
Energy Converters

The platform’s first signature program is a paid fellowship through which students of color gain navigation skills to ultimately make a broken education system work better for them, their goals, and their peers.

Energy Convertors exists to utilize the voices of the end-users of education - THE STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND THEIR COMMUNITY. Our starting place is with those that public education was meant to serve from day one rather than the “system”. We prioritize the quality students and parents desire over any system.


ExceptionALLY uses predictive analytics and machine learning to provide parents an individualized strategy for engaging in their child’s IEP.

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Innovations in Family Engagement Fellowship
Flamboyan Foundation

Flamboyan selected 11 public school teachers in DC – from early childhood to high school – to design and implement innovative family engagement strategies at their schools. During the 15-month fellowship, fellows received coaching, professional development, and collaborated with one another as they worked to create solutions tailored to the meet the unique needs of their school community.

Invest in educator wellness
NonProfit Wellness

Nonprofit Wellness combines energy, experience, science, art, and a sense of humor through Team-Care activities that are equal parts fun, engaging, and instructive, both virtual and in person. (We're based in DC, FYI.) From an hour at a retreat to a multi-week series culminating in a lasting Wellness Committee, our programs are custom-made to meet your big-hearted and exhausted employees where they are, build camaraderie through vulnerability, and establish a space and priority for discussing and supporting well-being at work.

LangInnov Inc.: BLAST
LangInnov Inc.: BLAST

LangInnov has developed BLAST, a bilingual literacy assessment app that can assess pre-literacy skills in both Spanish and English to provide detailed information about a student’s literacy readiness. BLAST seeks to address the issue of a disproportionate number of Latino students being placed in special education programs, and remaining in ESL programs for longer periods than needed, due to not properly understanding students’ literacy levels in both languages. This solution aims to reduce the number of mis-placements in special education by allowing students to use the full range of their bilingual repertoire to demonstrate their linguistic, cognitive, and preliteracy skills in both of their developing languages.

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LiftEd empowers special education professionals to improve learning outcomes for students with disabilities.

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Our vision is for San Antonio to have the best schools in the world. Our mission is to give the community the tools and knowledge they need to demand a high-quality education. We do that by training parents how to use their voice and collective power to band together and demand change in the public education system. We hope that, through our work, educated and skilled parents will be able to demand an excellent education and pass this on to their children. By doing this, we plan to stop the cycle of unknowing and complacency, so parents demand an education system that serves their children excellently and equitably.

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NACSA's National Policy Index
National Association for Charter School Authorizers

NACSA is an independent voice for effective charter school policy, education reform, and strategic charter authorizing practices that lead to great public schools and improved public education across our country.

Padres Comprometidos Program
Unidos US

Since 2009, Padres Comprometidos programs have trained more than 200 facilitators and helped over 3,400 parents support their children’s academic success. It fosters strong connections between parents and schools, empowering Latino parents to play a leading role in their child’s educational journey.These programs are designed to reach parents who traditionally are not connected to the schools because of linguistic and cultural reasons, Economic background, Negative perception schools may have about parents or vice versa, or an Unfamiliarity with parent engagement in the school.

Portfolio Assessment and Defense of Learning
Envision Learning Partners

A performance assessment that challenges learners to make and support claims about targeted skills by curating samples of their work into a portfolio and defending their claims in an evaluated presentation.

Raise Your Hand First 100 Days Youth Amplification Toolkit
Its Our Turn

Our Turn mobilizes, amplifies, and elevates the voices of students in the fight for educational equity. Through organizing campaigns, leadership development, and national voice, young people channel their power to spark a new movement for justice.

Restorative Justice as a health Equity resource
The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, advocates, and youth to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. We author and widely disseminate in-depth reports, conduct research, host conferences, and lead national youth-centered coalitions and working groups. Our work analyzes challenges and proposes solutions to help youth thrive, reaching a national audience through a broad dissemination strategy resourced at the law school.

Restorative Schools Vision Project
Dignity In Schools

Ending racially disproportionate discipline. Lowering suspension and expulsion rates cultivating positive school climates

Safe & Welcoming School Plan For Undocumented Students & Families

This is an internal assessment tool used by ImmSchools team for districts and schools to assess their safe and welcoming practices within their school community as it pertains to the undocumented and mixed status students and families1. This tool has been developed through an adaptation of research found in the appendix and in partnership with immigrant students, parents, educators and advisory board members inImmSchools’ network.

Stages of Racial Identity Development
Interaction Institute for Social Change

The attached charts summarize several frameworks that have been developed to describe stages of racial and ethnic identity development. Found mostly in psychology and therapy literature, taking into account factors such as race, gender and sexuality. Some of the frameworks are used to help therapists understand their patients more fully. The models also have broader applications for understanding how individuals function in community, family and organizational settings.

Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color
Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color

Boys of color and their sisters, will soon comprise the majority of students in American schools, and those who educate them must become more accustomed to their social, emotional, cultural and academic needs. The Common Core spells out expectations to measure both what students know and what they can do. COSEBOC believes that another set of considerations is crucial to bridge the gap in achievement between males of color and all other groups and to create a pathway for vulnerable students toward opportunity in education, career, and personal achievement.

Teach in Native Schools
National Indian Education Association

Job board for indigenous educators to be able to post their resumes, browse job listings, and communicate with the Indigenous community to assure diversity in education

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Teacher Professional Development

Virtuoso Education Consulting LLC is the management consulting firm that business leaders across many sectors come to when they are seeking outsourcing services and sustainable results. Our company supports organizational change through analysis of existing organizational structures, development of action plans for improvement , and  training stakeholders in the skills needed to accomplish desired outcomes. We're passionate about always doing the best thing for our clients, our people, and our communities, even when it isn't easy.

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The Barnraisers Project
The Barnraisers Project

The Barnraisers Project coaches and trains white people to organize their friends, neighbors and colleagues for racial equity.

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The Core Four of Personalized Learning
Education Elements

The prevalence of personalized learning is increasing across the country, educators are considering how to ensure they succeed with their personalized learning implementations. Core Four Elements of Personalized Learning developed by Education Elements guides these educators as they seek to infuse personalized learning into their classrooms and schools.

The Diverse Leaders Fellowship (DLF)
Noble Network

The Diverse Leaders Fellowship (DLF) is designed to identify our diverse talent and invest in their development, while also strengthening our leadership pipeline at Noble. This pathway will enhance the experience of its participants through supplemental professional development, networking opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring. It is open to allNoble employees who identify as a member of a group that represents the communities we serve.

The Equity Project
Indiana University

Mission to provide evidence based information specific to issues of school discipline, school violence, special education and equality of educational opportunity for all students. The project provides data on these issues, focuses on the causes and conditions that create inequities, and provide technical assistance to educational industries seeking to create equitable school systems. The Equity Project supports educators and educational institutions in developing and maintaining safe, effective, and equitable learning opportunities for all students.

The Minnesota Executive function scale
Reflection sciences

For children to successfully participate in the school experience as engaged and competent learners, Executive Function skills need to be developed from infancy through adolescence along with social-emotional learning. Since children are not born with these skills, they must be fostered, assessed, measured and understood so that each child can meet their full potential. Reflection Sciences has developed cutting-edge technology to easily measure Executive Function in children as young as two years old.

The Racial Literacy Project
Teachers College Columbia University

Since 2009, the Racial Literacy Roundtable Series has been a space for students at TC, alumni, as well as youth, practicing teachers, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals in the Greater New York area to voice their concerns, share their research and experiences, and find constructive ways to improve their practice by challenging their notions about race.

The Social Justice School
Social Justice School

The Social Justice School opened its doors in August 2020 to our inaugural class of 5th and 6th grade scholar activists. We believe in the importance of educating the whole child to become an informed global citizen. Our curriculum that focuses on social justice and design thinking enables our scholars to engage in meaningful work in our Liberation Design Lab and fosters their ability to have student led conferences throughout the school year with their teachers. Each day, we are building a close knit community that collectively pursues innovative solutions to social justice issues that plague our community and the world.

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Trauma Wellness and Family Parent Workshop

In these workshops, we create a space where young people can chat to us about what’s going on in their lives – whatever that may be.

Understanding Systemic Racism and Resulting Inequity in Latino Communities
Unidos US

This paper offers a “primer,” the first of a series, detailing historical examples of systemic racism against Hispanics across selected areas and how this phenomenon persists and affects the well-being of Latinos today.† Examining this history can help policymakers, the public, racial justice advocates, and Latinos themselves better understand the structural factors influencing communities of color and why it is essential to fully include Latinos in a shared movement toward racial equity for all Americans

We Drive It

EducationNC’s new short documentary, We Drive It, highlights the work of a team of passionate educators and scholars in rural North Carolina. In the high-poverty area of Edgecombe County called the Northside, schools have historically lagged behind on test scores and other metrics. That’s why change makers there decided it was time for something radically different. It was time to build a new school from the ground up, a school specifically designed with students in mind.

We Will All Rise
We Will All Rise

The product of 25 years of experience in community-focused advocacy, and the 2019 convening of six young men of color asked to imagine the possibilities of a barrier and boundary-free world. Organized as an integrative, service-oriented clearinghouse, we are anchored in 3 main development pillars -higher education, economic empowerment and community engagement - designed to effect lasting and systemic change.

Young Leaders Strong City Youth Advisory Council
The Imagining Freedom Institute

The IF Institute’s training method is based in anti-racism fundamentals, historical analysis and understanding power dynamics in systems and structures. The IF Institute works with organizations to create an equitable plan of change and/or equity audit/assessment. Their goal is to help organizations develop racial equity frameworks, historical analysis and a strategic action plan through customized trainings and ongoing consultation.

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