LAEP is an innovative leader in school transformation, known for proven, effective programs and collaboration that is responsive to student needs. Our focus, from birth through high school, is to produce college- and career-ready graduates.(download pdf)
LAEP focuses on two areas that consistently demonstrate positive impact on student achievement:
• Transforming schools to expand the capacity of educators, students, and community to share responsibility for producing college and career ready graduates and sustainable change.
• Reaching children in early childhood to promote their healthy development and build parents’ capacity to prepare their children for success in school.
LAEP has identified six core elements that we believe must be present for schools to be successful and that structure our work (download pdf)
- High-Quality Instruction: LAEP builds teachers’ capacity to create engaging, relevant and inquiry-driven, Common Core instruction, delivered by teacher teams in small schools or small learning communities.
- Teacher Leadership & Collaboration: LAEP helps develop teacher collaboration and distributed leadership to sustain innovation and accelerate achievement.
- College and Career Readiness: Schools set high expectations for students; engage students in robust, college and career-ready learning; create assessments that identify potential barriers to college and career readiness; engage students in workplace experiences and that allow them to explore postsecondary options and provide support for postsecondary planning and financial aid access particularly for the high number of students who will be first in their families to attend college.
- Parents as Partners: Schools empower parents through communication, involvement opportunities and educational resources.
- Youth Empowerment: Schools provide a personalized learning environment in which students discover their strengths and weaknesses and help shape their learning experiences.
- Educational Equity: Schools align collaborators, resources and personnel to support the cognitive and noncognitive development of students, particularly underperforming and underrepresented students.