About Us

We advocate for improved student outcomes in both academic and life skills through shifting to a student-centered culture using student-centered pedagogies and data-informed instruction.

We see an imbalance between the emphasis on academic achievement to the exclusion of life skills development and have identified the measure of student ownership as a balancing metric to summative test scores. We assert that having such a balancing metric for test scores supports the positive outcomes of a focus on academic achievement while mitigating the negative outcomes of a focus on summative test scores.

We believe we can change school culture by focusing on a balance of critical student outcomes, fostering student ownership by developing intrinsic motivation, and changing teaching to student-centered pedagogies and instructional approaches, an approach based in research. We ask all educators and families to take steps to drive this change in their schools.