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Our team of seasoned consultants and expert researchers work in concert to translate the latest research and knowledge about educator talent management into actionable, evidence-based strategies. Our tools, resources, and services are developed in close collaboration with state, district, and regional partners and are field-tested with, and shaped by, practitioners in the field whenever possible.
To learn more about our free tools, recent research, and available services, explore the following featured evidence-based strategies.
Featured Evidence-Based Strategies
Closing achievement gaps requires a great educator in every classroom, for every student. We offer comprehensive, step-by-step planning toolkits and implementation supports for moving the needle on this crucial equity lever.
An effective educator workforce is a diverse educator workforce. We offer easy-to-use data tools to visualize the development of diversity gaps across the educator career continuum, as well as complementary services for selecting strategies and taking action based on the data.
Solving urgent and persistent educator shortages requires both short-term strategies to meet immediate demand and long-term, systemic strategies to attract, prepare, and retain an effective educator workforce. We offer tools and services to help utilize data to establish a comprehensive plan to address shortages across the full career continuum.
Mentoring and induction programs are only as effective as the instructional supports that they offer to beginning teachers. Our tools and services deliberately integrate evidence-based strategies that reinforce the content and skills that all teachers need to improve student outcomes.
Teacher leadership is an effective, sustainable strategy for establishing meaningful educator pathways and creating long-term improvements in the educator workforce. We offer tools and services to design and implement state and local teacher leadership models designed to improve teacher engagement and teaching conditions, while strengthening retention.
Positive, collaborative, and supportive working environments are crucial to recruiting and retaining effective educators, especially in high-need contexts. We offer toolkits, teaching conditions surveys, as well as consulting services to assess, understand, and improve teaching conditions. We work in all school contexts, and we offer tailored materials and services for low-performing and hard-to-staff contexts.
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Coach & Support
School leaders must be results-driven instructional leaders and change agents. We offer free professional learning modules and an industry-leading competency-based leadership coaching model focused on nurturing the knowledge, skills, and competencies of school leaders.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is essential to academic achievement and well-being, for both students and educators. We offer free teacher self-assessments and learning modules as well as aligned consulting and coaching services to build SEL skills and competencies for educators.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers new opportunities for using federal funds to better prepare, develop, recruit, and retain great educators for all students. Use this page to locate our resources for supporting your state in efficiently and effectively allocating funds to improve your students’ access to great educators.