Educate every child, to a very high level, in every classroom, every day.
Deep understanding and critical thinking are skills developed through deliberately planned instruction around innovative, learner‐focused tasks. State and national assessments are important indicators of progress toward external standards, but increasing scores or maintaining pace with a core curriculum does not supersede professional judgement to teach the immediate needs of the student. Purpose‐driven teams can leverage meaningful changes in how students learn in a culture of innovation where risk is supported and encouraged. Meaningful connections between school, students, and families are created through a caring and transparent environment where active sharing of information is encouraged.