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 co-led by the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) 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.