P&A is a national consulting firm that acts on its commitment to social justice and equity by assisting district, school, and teacher leaders improve the academic achievement and performance of all students. P&A has extensive experience in expanding the instructional leadership of district and school leaders, and designing, implementing, and aligning systems of support that contribute to raising student achievement and closing achievement gaps. P&A senior associates, assisting districts across the country, are practitioners with current and/or recent experience working in districts and schools.
For more than a decade, P&A's research-based and experience-driven methods have produced results in improving student achievement within large urban districts. P&A partner districts, which include Broad Prize winners Long BeachUnifiedSchool District and NorfolkPublic Schools, have been recognized for their efforts to raise student achievement and close achievement gaps. Almost all 70 schools P&A has supported in the last decade, including those who have been designated Program Improvement schools or schools needing state monitoring, have made and sustained progress in improving student achievement. P&A's current and former partner districts include Corpus Christi (TX), Flint (MI), Long Beach (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Montgomery County Public Schools (MD), Norfolk (VA), Oakland (CA), San Diego (CA) and Stamford (CT). P&A has worked with districts and schools on behalf of state departments of education, and several national foundations and reform organizations including the Panasonic Foundation, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Gates Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.