Pivot Learning

Pivot Learning’s mission is to partner with educators to design and implement solutions to their greatest challenges in achieving educational justice. We are committed to improving teaching and learning in alignment with our organizational values: educational justice; sustainable change; nimble, scalable solutions; and a focus on results. 

To do this work, we draw from a 20+ year history of partnering with district and school leaders to support sustainable systems change, pioneering the use of the “cycle of inquiry.” Our subsidiary, Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE), brings 20+ years of experience delivering curriculum implementation services aligned to specific, high-quality English Language Arts (ELA) and Math instructional materials, including Ready Math, EL Education, and Open Up Math, 6-8. 

This year, we have ongoing relationships with more than 100 districts, serving more than 1.5 million students with 30+ staff and 50+ consultants. With an ~$8 million annual budget from a diverse group of funders, we are working with district partners in 18 states, including 66 districts in California alone – reaching over 970,000 students in the state.

We support work in three main areas:

Curriculum and Instruction: Our curriculum and instruction work focuses on supporting the adoption and implementation of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials. To achieve this, we serve K-12 districts who are adopting and/or implementing core ELA and Math curricula and are looking to build a sustainable implementation system working in service of equitable student outcomes. We provide project management centered on effective change management, planning for both technical and adaptive changes and aligned with site-based work. We also leverage research, policy/advocacy, and strategic partnerships to expand awareness about instructional materials as a lever for educational equity. 

Prevention & Intervention: We collaborate with districts on understanding special education systems and support their improvement in both compliance and performance; we facilitate the design and implementation of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to align data, incorporate evidence-based practices, and foster collaboration; and we employ a targeted universalism approach to assist districts in meeting the needs of their students in foster care, students experiencing homelessness, and students returning to schools from the juvenile justice system.

Secondary School Transformation: Our work in secondary school transformation includes implementation of college and career pathways based on the principles of Linked Learning, and measuring and improving secondary school and district culture.