Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.
Our work is organized into three divisions:
Match Schools. We design and manage high-performing, innovative K-12 charter public schools in Boston. Our schools are widely recognized for their ability to prepare students academically for college success.
Match Teachers. We operate the Sposato Graduate School of Education® that grants a Master’s in Effective Teaching (MET) degree. Our approach to training teachers is unconventional. It stresses long hours, highly directed coaching from master educators, and repetitive practice of basic teaching and classroom management techniques. The most recognized charter schools in the country hire our graduates and pay us to train them.
Match Export. Match Export is our vehicle for sharing the inventions we develop in our applied work. We publish what we learn in a broad range of outlets, from academic journals to the popular press, and we increasingly partner with districts, graduates schools of education, and policy makers nationally who are interested in replicating our work and learning from our applied research.