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Remote learning has made it difficult for schools to reach and engage students, deliver high-quality curriculum, and ensure our most vulnerable students are thriving. Let’s change that.

We are partnering with schools across Washington, DC to help them design and integrate high-impact tutoring and student success coaching into their daily work—a proven method to accelerate student achievement. Let us help you.

The application is currently closed. For more information, please contact Rena Johnson at

Tentative Scope and Sequence

Weekly sessions taking place Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 PM EST

  • March 10: Introduction to Equitable Design
  • March 17: Problem Definition + Demystifying Tutoring
  • March 24:  Goal Setting + Content Alignment Part 1
  • April 3: Content Alignment Part 2
  • April 7: Implementation Planning

What You Will Do

  • Create a new student schedule for scaled implementation in the SY21-22
  • Design and implement a spring or summer pilot to strengthen your fall 2021 launch
  • Identify and set measurable student learning targets
  • Conduct asynchronous work between weekly sessions

What You Will Get

  • A five-week learning series
  • Expert facilitation to help leaders integrate high-impact tutoring into the school day
  • Support in designing an implementation plan
  • A $500 stipend for each participant, limited to 2 participants per school
  • Best practices and ongoing support for continuous improvement
  • A community of like-minded leaders in charters and DC Public Schools
  • Greater access to qualified tutors to support your school team in fall 2021

Who Should Apply

  • Two elementary or middle school-based staff members committed to addressing learning loss in their school. Teams within each school should consist of:
    • At least one school leader who has the authority to make substantive changes to the schedule and plans to return to the same school next year
    • An instructional team member (e.g., teacher, interventionist, instructional coach)
  • Leaders who possess an entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to disrupt inequitable systems
  • A commitment to opening in-person in fall 2021 with city health guidance permitting

* Design Sprint is designed for school teams, not for individuals. Teams must consist of at least 2 school staff members.