Explore how teachers are seeking to improve holistic student success. Follow along as three roadtrippers talk to people working in academic fields all over the country to hear their insights, gain wisdom, and discover how to transform students’ experiences in the classroom.

Explore how teachers are seeking to improve holistic student success. Follow along as three roadtrippers talk to people working in academic fields all over the country to hear their insights, gain wisdom, and discover how to transform students’ experiences in the classroom.

What matters most for students’ success? See what it takes to convince every kid they belong!

What matters most for students’ success? See what it takes to convince every kid they belong!

The roadtrippers start their journey and talk to educators who believe fostering a student’s sense of belonging is just as important as how they do on their report cards.

See the future of education firsthand. Learn how we can better serve students’ academic achievement and ensure that school is a place where students feel seen, heard, and valued.


Discover new ways to track how students succeed.

For decades, standardized tests and report cards dominated how teachers measured their students’ success. Forward-thinking and compassionate teachers started to ask: Are there ways to measure success when it comes to a student’s sense of belonging and purpose, instead of just looking at their grades? From equal opportunity schools to future-focused education, see how different individuals and institutions are changing the way people track student success.

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  • Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative logo

Insights from the Interviews

"There are gonna be times where you’re gonna feel stagnant. If you know that you have a larger purpose to impact more students on a larger scale—and you develop a plan to do it—you can!"

T'erra Estes, Founder & Executive Director, Teach Not Punish

"When you think about what you want, it’s like… what do I have an abundance of? What do I want an abundance of? What would I give if I had an abundance of that thing?"

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer & Influencer, Weird Enough Productions

"I see these young people, I see them giving me the side eye, and I think, ‘Yeah, I was that.’ I believe in them and I can see past that because I was there."

Kathryn Proscope, Executive Director, Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science


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