Empower Educators
to Empower Students

Our pledge drives our work: we help K-12 educators develop every students’ capacity to take on greater responsibilities for their own learning and function at the highest learning levels possible. We do this through the guiding principles of LSI’s Applied Research Center with approaches that are always measurable, replicable, and reliable.

Every activity, strategy, and intervention has either attained or is in the process of attaining criteria for evidence-based practices under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at Levels II or III. This is why our school and district partners regularly achieve sustainable and long-lasting results.

Social & Public Impact

Every School is Our Community

Regardless of socioeconomic status, we believe rigorous, equitable learning environments that integrate academic learning with social and emotional skill development can lift every student to unimaginable heights. Our mission is to equip K-12 students of need with an excellent education so they are empowered to escape generational poverty and thrive in the new economy.

Intellectual Partners

Cutting-Edge Research Fosters New Thinking

Our distinguished research partners include Dr. Robert J. Marzano; CASEL – The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning – to provide and validate their schoolwide SEL measure; Dr. Dylan Wiliam; and the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Laboratory.

Our Team

Skilled Educators Who Share Your Ultimate Goal

When you partner with LSI, you have a team of career K-12 educators on your side. We work side-by-side with districts and schools to achieve their desired outcomes. The impact of every engagement is constantly measured and shared with our partner districts. At the end of the day we hold ourselves accountable for providing the supports to achieve real results.

Our History

Helping Others: Our Greatest Success

LSI was founded in 2002 with the goal of measuring the impact of professional development on teacher practice. Since then, we have partnered with state departments of education, the Wallace Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement lasting reforms in teaching, learning, and instructional leadership.



We will not rest until
we see a smile on
every teacher’s face
and every K-12 student succeeding.

Find out how our research-based solutions could help your schools.