EL Education

EL Education is a national network of schools. EL partners with school districts and charter boards to open new schools and transform existing schools at all levels, pre-K-12, and in all settings - urban, rural, and suburban. Since their start in 1992, EL has grown from a small group of ten schools into a diverse national network of more than 150 schools.

EL Education is a framework for engaged teaching and learning. EL invests in the growth of both new and veteran teachers, helping them transform their classrooms into rigorous and stimulating learning environments. The EL model challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. This results in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. EL schools are characterized by:

  • Active instructional practices that build academic skills and student motivation
  • Rigorous projects that meet state standards and are connected to real-world needs
  • School cultures of kindness, respect, and responsibility for learning
  • Shared leadership for school improvement
  • School-wide commitment to improved teaching and leadership practice

EL Education is a partner for whole school improvement. EL offers its schools a comprehensive suite of professional development, coaching, and on-line tools to improve curriculum design, instruction, school culture, leadership, and assessment practices. Content-rich institutes and school-based coaching support schools to be engaging environments where kids love to learn and teachers love to teach.

EL's relationship with Fund for Teachers gives teachers the opportunity to craft their own personal learning expeditions and in so doing to become better teachers. EL has partnered with FFT to help document, understand, and strengthen the transfer of fellowship experiences into improved teaching practices.

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For local information about the Fund for Teachers grant process, please contact Alycia Johnston at
346-258-6204 or alycia@fundforteachers.org.