EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country, ensuring that all students master rigorous content, develop positive character, and produce high-quality work. We create great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible.
Created over 20 years ago through the collaboration of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound, EL Education’s research-based approach challenges and empowers teachers and students. We transform education in thousands of schools and districts across the country through a unique combination of rigor and joy in learning. Students’ impressive results encompass high academic achievement and college readiness, pride in the mastery of complex, authentic work, and a passion and capacity to contribute to a better world.
As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization, we work with all kinds of schools: district and charter, from pre-K through 12th grade, serving populations that reflect the diversity of our country. We create powerful resources--including an open-access literacy curriculum downloaded by teachers over six million times--provide masterful coaching and professional development, and share a portfolio of award-winning, educator-developed materials. In 2016, our curriculum is in use by over 40,000 teachers across 43 states, educating over one million students. One reason for our success: our work is informed by decades of learning in our national network of over 150 high-achieving public schools.
For more information, visit www.ELeducation.org.