By All Means Communities of Practice

The EdRedesign Lab launched By All Means in 2016 to rethink education and child development systems in partnership with local communities.

The initiative addresses the iron-law correlation between a child's socioeconomic status and his or her prospects for educational achievement through several key strategies:

  • Research and Dissemination 
  • Policy and Advocacy 
  • Collaborative work in 9 communities

A unique feature of the By All Means field work initiative is EdRedesign's high-touch approach to providing support to member communities, including access to national experts, a local consultant, and a network of likeminded communities and leaders.

Our cross-sector work supports local communities as they create integrated systems of child well-being and education.

We are working to redefine education with our partners in the field. The current approach to education does not serve many of our children well. What is required is a broader conception of what is needed to ensure children's success which includes domains not typically considered part of the education system such as health and out-of-school time offerings. To learn more about the communities' recent accomplishments, view our Spring 2021 By All Means Community Snapshots



To accelerate the work, the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosts a series of biannual convenings that bring together policymakers, educators, and community leaders to re-envision public education and its governance. See the By All Means Convening Catalog.

By All Means Consortium - Map of Communities

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Partnership for Resilience - Chicago Southland
Partnership for Resilience - Southern Illinois




New York



Chattanooga-Hamilton Co.

Rhode Island



By All Means Publications

Building City-Wide Systems of Opportunity for Children

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Sustaining Cross-Sector Systems of Opportunity for Children

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