Transcend supports communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments.
What We Believe
Our work with school communities and the larger ecosystem is guided by five fundamental beliefs.
1 | ALL CHILDREN HAVE INFINITE POTENTIAL.
They deserve to learn in environments that enable them to thrive in and transform the world.
2 | TO REALIZE THIS POTENTIAL, WE MUST REIMAGINE “SCHOOLING” AS WE KNOW IT.
Instead of an inequitable, industrial model of education that reproduces oppression, nine key leaps are essential to foster dramatically better learning experiences for all.
3 | THE WORK IS MOST SUCCESSFUL WHEN PURSUED THROUGH A RIGOROUS, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN R&D PROCESS GROUNDED IN EQUITY.
The process is liberatory, iterative, embraces research and evidence in multiple forms, and is done with stakeholders, not to them.
4 | WHILE NEVER EASY, INNOVATION IS ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE.
The keys are underlying conditions that enable change, powerful design, and diverse, supportive networks.
5 | ACCELERATING PROGRESS REQUIRES STRONG LOCAL LEADERSHIP, SURROUNDED BY A CONDUCIVE ECOSYSTEM.
Leaders, policy-makers, advocates, funders, solution-providers, and others who are learner-centered and equity-grounded will help communities make the most progress.
|Causes||College Readiness Early Childhood Education General Education Leadership Education Literacy|