Education reform often takes on a siloed and fragmented approach, resulting in isolated policy and strategy development. For schools and districts, this means a set of initiatives and policy changes that are disconnected in their design, even as they inevitably intersect at the student and classroom levels.

The Coherence Lab Fellowship, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and Education First, seeks to fix this problem. By bringing together state, district and school leaders for an 18-month fellowship, we can build towards a future where SEAs and LEAs support a coherent policy-to-practice experience for teachers and principals.