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We Are All4Ed 

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All4Ed is a national nonprofit advocacy organization committed to expanding equitable educational opportunities for students of color, students from low-income families, and other marginalized groups. We advance transformation from the classroom to Congress by advocating for federal, state, and local policies and practices that ensure all students graduate high school prepared for college, work, and life. 

Nationwide, nearly 86% of students graduate from high school within four years, but this seemingly stellar rate tells an incomplete story.  Even though more students are graduating, many of them lack the skills needed to succeed in college, work, and life.

Nearly 70% of beginning students at public two-year colleges must take remedial courses to master material they should have learned in high school. Meanwhile, 82% of employers report that recent high school graduates have at least some gaps in preparation for typical jobs in their companies.

Our students, especially those of color and those living in poverty, are leaving high school unprepared for college and the workplace—but not by choice. In most cases, they simply never had access to rigorous courses, real-world work experiences, and social-emotional supports they need to thrive. Too often, a child’s address, race, or family income determines the quality of education available. At All4Ed, we work intentionally to reduce barriers and support communities that historically have been denied an excellent education based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, and systemic injustice.  

Our Mission, Vision, Values, and Core Beliefs

All4Ed advances equitable policies and practices so all students, especially those from underserved communities—particularly students of color and those from low-income families—graduate from high school prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.​ 

All4Ed envisions a nation in which every student has access to an excellent education as a fundamental, human right. Our country’s future depends on all graduates being able to exercise the intellectual, social, and emotional competencies necessary to succeed in our democratic society.​ 

At All4Ed, our work is driven by Four Core Beliefs: Equity, Excellence, Engagement, and Empowerment. These beliefs serve as the foundation of our commitment to educational transformation.

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By collaborating with government officials, we advance federal, state, and local policies that give educators the support, incentives, and political will necessary to reimagine and restructure their schools. At the same time, we work alongside district and school leaders to equip them with the tools and resources they need to think differently about student learning and implement practices to improve student outcomes. Through this dual approach, we build collective momentum to expand equitable educational opportunities and dismantle discriminatory structures that have deprived too many students of the high-quality education they deserve.  

Advocating for Smart Policies 

Since our founding in 2001, we have provided objective, nonpartisan research and guidance to help federal and state leaders develop and implement policies that  

advance equitable education strategies

support the education profession

increase student achievement

expand educational attainment

Our work encompasses the entire policy cycle. We analyze data and the impacts of existing polices, develop recommendations, draft legislative language, and advocate for policy adoption. Our advocacy leads to lasting change:  

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Supporting School Districts

Our Future Ready Schools® (FRS) network, which we launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, energizes district leaders to think differently about how schools operate and guides them as they transform their schools into engaging learning environments focused on students’ needs. The Future Ready Framework and planning process is the heart of or work. Together, these research-based tools provide a roadmap district and school leaders can follow to conceive, plan, and implement strategies that

The FRS approach engages school and district teams across multiple roles—from the district superintendent to the school librarian—to work toward change collaboratively. Through our leadership institutes and workshops, webinars, implementation guides, and other resources, we

Since its inception in 2014, FRS has supported more than 3,500 school districts in 30 states and the District of Columbia representing more than 20 million students, and engaged nearly 32,000 educators in its online professional learning communities. What started as a coalition of national partners and a series of regional summits has grown into the nation’s largest network of innovative and passionate educators committed to the same belief: all students deserve equitable access to personalized learning environments anchored in authentic and engaging experiences that prepare them for success in college, work, and life.

Uniquely Positioned for Profound Impact from the Classroom to Congress

All4Ed provides comprehensive, informed support to improve student outcomes. Our policy experts translate complex research and information into concise, usable materials—providing both legislative technical assistance for policymakers and forward-looking policy recommendations, resources, and guides for practitioners, advocates, and the public.

Further, All4Ed’s Future Ready Schools® Network, the largest and most effective grass roots organization of its kind in the nation, collaborates with school superintendents and educators putting national and state policies into practice for every student in every district in its network.

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