Our Values


Mission Driven

We are driven by the urgent need to close achievement gaps and significantly improve education outcomes for all children from early childhood through postsecondary education.

Thought Leadership

We develop and advance evidence-based ideas to strengthen educational systems and promote expanded opportunities and improved outcomes for all students.


We are committed to data-driven continuous improvement of our work and that of our clients to maximize impact for students.


We leverage our experience across policy, strategy, law, and advocacy to develop lasting solutions to complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels.


We work together—with and through a variety of partners as well as across our own team—to create better ideas and higher quality outputs.

Diverse and Inclusive

We believe that including diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences is essential to our mission. Therefore, we work to ensure that our team, partners, strategies, and decisions reflect this belief.