What We Do

Schools That Can (STC) connects leaders to share effective and innovative practices to drive continuous improvement in urban schools.

We highlight strengths within our network of schools, integrate practices from our innovator-partners, and showcase new trends and research to help schools thrive within our Keys to Quality.

STC offers programming, partnerships, and thought leadership to close the opportunity and skills gap.

We work at the school level to provide access to supports for closing the persistent opportunity and skills gap that is affecting our students, schools, and society.

A Pervasive Problem

Despite facing common challenges, schools serving high-need students often operate in silos, expending unnecessary energy working to reinvent the wheel. Success exists, but in isolation. As a result, we all pay the price, especially students who are completing high school ill-prepared for college and career.

Our Solution

STC breaks through silos to connect leaders, share practices, and build solutions so every urban school can thrive and students are college and career ready. We create a space where charters are true innovation labs, district schools highlight their promising practices, and independent schools share their unique work with the public sector. By engaging industry leaders, ed innovators, and higher ed leaders with urban educators, we also advance the skills and practices necessary for students to succeed in college, career, and life.