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Shoulder to shoulder, screen to screen, mind to mind, heart to heart

Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools, systems, regional service providers, and state departments of education to support excellent instruction for all students, with a focus on students in poverty, students with disabilities, multilingual learners, and students of color. 

Instruction Partners spends time getting to know the needs of the educators, leaders, and systems it serves, allowing our team to custom-build service plans to support partner goals. Engagements include instructional observations, on-the-ground support, close thought partnership, and capacity-building.

Whether we’re helping implement a new curriculum, building coaches’ content knowledge, or adding leadership capacity, we don’t make a plan for you; we make a plan with you, and we help you carry it out—one step at a time, together.

Our research and development, supported by philanthropy, is central to our ability to do every part of this work effectively. Learn more about our three research focus areas here



Interested in learning more? Browse our library of free tools and resources or speak with a member of our partnership team.

We help leaders and teachers improve instruction and accelerate student learning

Our team helps schools and systems imagine new possibilities for better serving students, helping leaders make hard decisions and navigate through change. We look through a content-specific lens at the quality and current state of instruction, develop goals and practical action plans for improvement, and support the implementation and fine-tuning of those plans as needs evolve.

We leverage practical and proven solutions

As a team of instructional nerds, we love gathering, processing, and translating the latest research, data, and policies into practical actions for leaders. Working with schools and systems across the country, we leverage what we learn both in our shoulder-to-shoulder partnerships and in our continuous learning to benefit educators, students, and communities.

We have deep leadership and content expertise

Our team has significant experience in running schools and school systems. As an organization, we spent the last five years evolving educators’ daily habits to support stronger instruction, with a specific focus on helping leaders orient to a new vision of instruction and understand their levers to shift practice. Our content experts build leaders’ capacity to better support teachers with content-specific, side-by-side coaching and instructional planning.

Our Services

School and system partnerships

School and system partnerships

We help school and system leaders diagnose and strengthen sustainable, content-specific professional learning structures so that teachers can deliver exceptional Tier 1 instruction that addresses every student’s learning needs.

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State partnerships

State partnerships

We provide deep support for state education agencies, from high-level strategy and planning to on-the-ground support for local education agencies.

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