Our Vision

We believe that all students have a fundamental right to a high-quality education and to a full array of life opportunities. Our obligation and goal as educators is to continuously improve the quality and accessibility of education for all students.
We do this by:
  • Working with vision and in alignment with our values;
  • Developing and using high-quality, accessible, and effective tools and resources;
  • Building capacity among educators, including ourselves;
  • Evaluating systems in context, including our own; and
  • Effectively communicating about our work and our ideas.



We never compromise on matters of principle. Our commitment to our values is consistent across projects, time, and our professional and personal lives.


We believe that common ground becomes higher ground when it draws from uncommon perspectives. What makes each of us unique is what makes all of us strong.


We stand united in our commitment to improving education quality and accessibility for all students. Our goals warrant our collective strength.


We embrace opportunities to step forward and serve as guides, teachers, and partners. In every role, we reflect, model, and inspire excellence.


We are dedicated to our common goal of improving students’ lives through education. We manifest this in how we serve our clients and our communities.


We recognize that evidence can take many forms and that ideas are only solutions if they work in the real world. We are at once creative and practical, innovative yet mindful of the boundaries that matter.


We distinguish ourselves and our work by demanding quality of everything we do. There is no child who deserves less than this.


We aim to achieve solutions that are both effective and elegant. We engage ourselves, our colleagues, and our partners with dignity, respect, and good humor.

Contact Us

1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314

(202) 895-1502