Teaching Matters NSI

Who We Are

We are a community of middle schools working together to ensure all students are prepared for high school and beyond, through the integration of culturally responsive-sustaining practices and continuous improvement methods.

We Aim To

We aim to increase the number of Black and Latinx students, and students experiencing poverty, who end 8th grade prepared for high school and beyond.

Our Change Ideas

Our change ideas are high-leverage teaching practices based in research and rooted in equity. Click to see our full menu of  ideas that our teachers are using to drive change in their schools!

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Brightspots are schools where we’re seeing our change ideas make an impact in the data. Watch our exclusive interviews with teachers and school leaders leading the work!