TNTP Celebrates Our Most Impactful Year Yet

As the year winds down, I’m finding myself in a reflective mood. With rising inequality and the lingering effects of the pandemic, the challenges facing public school communities this year felt unparalleled. Yet despite this, TNTP stands strong with our most impactful year to date, positively improving the educational experiences of millions of students.

With partnerships extending across 6,000 districts in 39 states, we’re actively sowing the seeds for every young person to access pathways to academic, economic, and social mobility.

This fiscal year alone, our collective efforts laid a foundation for lasting academic success:

  • 2 million more students had access to grade-level appropriate assignments
  • 2.9 million more students experienced strong instruction
  • million more students had educators with high expectations for their performance

Behind each of these numbers are countless stories of heroic and hard-working educators, system leaders, families, and communities who share our determination to upend the predictive influences of poverty and race on the life outcomes of young people. We celebrate each of our 6,000 partners and the progress we’re driving together, including:

Ultimately, we know that providing young people with far more pathways toward economic and social mobility requires more than just academics. That’s why we’re broadening our cross-sector work to rethink interconnected systems and improve young people’s lives beyond the four walls of the classroom. We’ve set exciting new levers for change in motion:

  • In Texas, we helped design and launch the Effective Advising Frameworkguiding students in planning for post-secondary success, including career exploration and financial literacy.
  • We facilitated the establishment of EmpowerED, a rapidly growing local coalition of 40 diverse organizations committed to the welfare of Birmingham students and families, already securing new resources to redesign learning experiences.
  • Through the ATL Leadership Network, we developed school leadership teams in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County, involving community members and families in creating a shared vision for student success.

These bright spots represent just the beginning of what’s possible as we continue to collaborate with students, families, educators, community leaders, and many others to disrupt systemic inequities keeping young people from opportunity.

In celebrating our work together, Amanda Gorman’s words echo in my mind: “If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright.”

As we prepare for another year of collective impact, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for our partnership. Let us continue to embrace the audacity of our shared goals and work towards a future where education truly becomes the great equalizer.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

About TNTP

TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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