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Our goal is to help school systems understand the root causes of why gaps are occurring. Our team then develops custom professional development plans (based on data) to unpack the gaps and accelerate student achievement.

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The state of education is undergoing many changes with the impact of the pandemic which highlighted a myriad of disparities affecting teaching and learning. Ranging from student engagement, teacher retention, trauma, student identities, and experiences, to name just a few concerns, are under review. Although these factors can be quite overwhelming, they can be overcome by the resilience of educators, students, and families with guided support, research, data, and collective efficacy.


Dr. Donna Elam, the founder of the Elam Leadership Institute (ELI), developed the nationally recognized Equity of Effort Framework based on her extensive fieldwork with governmental agencies and school districts.

The Framework is grounded in research, addressing every aspect of the educational system from policies to practice. Equity of Effort is operationalized using a logic model. This unique planning process guides leaders and practitioners in understanding and implementing proven equitable practices across all sectors of the system.

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Our goal is to work with educators to produce results that close the gap while accelerating student achievement

Elam Leadership Institute (ELI) is a group of leading national research and development professionals working to unpack educational gaps through research, policy, and practice.  ELI supports an interdisciplinary approach for all education levels, identifying barriers faced while uncovering root causes of low achievement.  The team bridges the gaps by constructing personalized professional development sessions.

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How is the Elam Leadership Institute Powered by EdPower Different than what you may already have in place?

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EdPower's dashboards correlate what YOU want to see and help you adjust what is shown by explaining findings the expert team uncovers

EdPower's granular data process and our ability to incorporate aligned PD to data results

The Elam Leadership institute's ability to completely customize services to meet your specific needs while guiding and coaching your staff the entire way

The Elam Leadership Institute helps you construct needed data collection processes with and for you to meet every need

EdPower collects and analyzes these forms with the Elam Leadership Institute on your behalf

The Elam Leadership Institute roots in desegregation work tying EdPower's data to research-based classroom practices


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With Elam Leadership Institute and EdPower together, we provide the tools and support you need to  boost student and teacher success!