AES works in partnership with educators, youth leaders and key education stakeholders, actively lobbying on state policy education and budget issues, advocating for proven strategies for turning around underperforming schools, and seeding and supporting strong student leaders.
To do this, AES uses the following approaches:
- Advocating: Identifying and sharing research-based, practitioner-proven strategies that have been effective in the field, and ensuring that educational decision-makers have access to this real world data about what works to turn around underperforming schools.
- Collaborating: Helping education stakeholders find common ground and work together to implement solutions. Providing collaborative opportunities for effective educators to come together to determine ways to have an impact beyond their individual schools.
- Seeding: Providing opportunities and training for young people to take leadership roles in turning around underperforming schools.