Featured resource: The Early Literacy Playbook

Supporting equitable access to great instruction

One step at a time, together

Schools play an essential role in equitably empowering young people to realize their futures, strengthen our communities, and advance our country. Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization that works alongside educators to support equitable access to great instruction—particularly for students in poverty, students of color, multilingual learners, and students with disabilities.


Professional Learning Conditions and Practices

A pathway to effective professional learning

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Listening, learning, and leveraging expertise

We create practical, adaptable, effective solutions for school, system, and state leaders

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We partner closely with educators every day—shoulder to shoulder and screen to screen

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We are seasoned educators with content and leadership expertise

Meet our team

We engage with content experts, researchers, and leading practitioners to share what we learn with the field

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We build and add capacity to lead with equity and hold high expectations for learning

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We create and uphold space for all team members, partners, and students so they are seen, valued, and heard

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The Addressing Unfinished Learning Toolkit

We partnered with a set of districts to do the deep work required to answer the question, “What is the best of what we know about supporting unfinished learning in each content area?”

This is what we learned.


If you’re looking for a partner that’s going to be a part of your school family and believe that all kids can learn, Instruction Partners is definitely a partnership you should invest in.

This is exactly what we need. We need to know what questions to ask to get to the right answers—you have the national perspective, and we need thought partners like you right now.

Instruction Partners is set apart by their relationship building. They are there for us whenever we need them. They build upon our strengths and listen to our voice. They don’t tell us what to do, they work with us to build our capacity.

David McGuire
Principal, Tindley Accelerated Schools, Indiana
Dr. Norma Gerrell
Superintendent, Paris Special School District, Tennessee
Dana Carter
Principal, Gladstone Elementary, Missouri

On the Blog

May 25

Scaling elementary math success in Nebraska

May 9

Creating a continuum of support for early literacy instruction

May 3

Webinar: How a small school district transformed their early literacy system