Our Core Values
We believe that working with others amplifies our ability to affect lasting change.
- work together with individuals or organizations involved in or affected by our work to improve outcomes for students.
- engage the experience and expertise of individuals or organizations involved in or affected by our work to generate ideas and strategies.
- encourage collaboration to build trust, share ideas, learn from one another, and solve complex problems.
We believe in promoting a culture of using objective data to drive informed choices and decision-making
- use high-impact strategies informed by data, evidence, and practitioner wisdom.
- collaborate with individuals or organizations involved in or affected by our work to improve access to data, build capacity to use data, and promote a culture of data use.
We believe in life-long learning.
- be curious, ask questions, listen to others, and seek to understand.
- learn from individuals or organizations involved in or affected by our work through the process of analyzing data, sharing evidenced-based practices, and building capacity.
- value the knowledge and insight gained from the learning process, which enables us to continuously improve.
- bring a growth-learner mindset to everything we do.
We believe focus and perseverance will result in impactful, lasting change.
- work with purpose, urgency, and focus on how we positively impact outcomes for all students.
- re-evaluate and seek innovation to move forward when we encounter obstacles.
- stay engaged with individuals or organizations involved in or affected by our work when addressing even the most challenging issues.
We believe in creating equitable systems. Everyone should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, ability, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, family background, or any social construct.
- work to transform inequitable systems by identifying, developing, and amplifying policies and practices that provide each student what they need to succeed.
- use data to identify, learn from, and scale bright spots to address systemic inequities in outcomes between student populations.
- extend the definition of equity, defining it as an asset that goes beyond access and numerical representation, to include beliefs, policies, and practices that guide how we build systems to support student success.
- actively build a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment where all views are welcomed, openness is encouraged, and teamwork is a cornerstone.
- continuously examine our roles, both as individuals and an organization, in perpetuating inequitable systems so that we can contribute to equitable ones.