Leveling the Field for All Learners

Highlander Institute partners with communities to imagine and create more equitable, relevant, and effective schools.

We support educators through

Inclusive Change

We support education leaders to convene and facilitate school improvement teams that elevate family, student, and teacher voice in redesign efforts. We craft a shared vision, set goals, and develop action plans to improve both social-emotional and academic outcomes for all learners.

Instructional Equity

We leverage our research-based instructional framework to help teachers increase relevance and engagement. Our professional learning opportunities improve persistence, independence, and success within challenging curricula, creating joyful learning experiences that honor and celebrate all student identities.

Liberatory Data

We center student experiences as a key measure of instructional efficacy. Our innovative data tools quantify student perceptions around belonging, academic confidence, cognitive skills, and engagement. We study and compare data from various student populations, mobilizing stakeholders to close gaps and replicate best practices.

Our approach leverages transformative frameworks to drive instructional equity

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