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We help our client-partners in significant ways

  • Policy development
  • Advocacy & government relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Coalition management
  • Research & development
  • Executive coaching and searches
  • Meeting planning and facilitation
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Knowledge management

EDGE Strategic Partners include Jeff Archer,  Jane Best, Charles Desmond, Janice Jackson, Martin Orland, Craig Wacker,  Penn Hill Group, and FourPoint Education Partners


EDGE works with public and private education groups at the national, state, tribal and local levels.
We are all about anticipating the future, triggering innovation and leading change.
The focus of our work with client-partners builds upon the education policies, programs, and initiatives in which we have been involved over the past 25 years.

We have specialized expertise in key policy and programmatic areas

  • Elementary & Secondary Education Act
  • Education Sciences Reform Act
  • Federal appropriations
  • Service learning, civic education, afterschool programs
  • Educator preparation and evaluation
  • School improvement and whole school reform
  • Research, development and innovation
  • College and career ready standards and assessments
  • Deeper learning
  • Evidence-based policy and practice
  • Education technology

We have had highly productive client-partners (before and since the founding of EDGE) including:

  • AdvancED
  • APQC
  • Association of American Publishers
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Data Quality Campaign
  • Education Funders Strategy Group
  • Education Industry Association
  • Forum for Youth Investment
  • Funders Collaborative for Innovative Measurement
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • William T Grant Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Houston Education Research Consortium
  • Federal Inter-agency Working Group on Blended and Braided Funding
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  • Learning First Alliance
  • Learning Forward
  • McREL International
  • National Assessment Governing Board
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Network of Education Research Practice Partnerships
  • National Public Education Support Fund
  • The Nerd Herd: Funders Learning Group for Using Evidence for Change
  • Ohio 8 Coalition
  • Reading Recovery of America
  • Research for Action
  • RTI International
  • Spencer Foundation
  • Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
  • Tennessee Education Research Alliance
  • White House Office of Social Innovation

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