In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic upended school systems. Across the country, educators raced to find ways to ensure student learning could continue in-person, remotely, or in hybrid learning models. 

At EdReports, we had a hypothesis that a cohort of educator leaders could drive grassroots initiatives to elevate the role of high-quality instructional materials to support teachers and prepare students for college and career regardless of the learning environment.

We identified New Jersey as an ideal opportunity to test our hypothesis. It has strong educator networks and a large representation of EdReports educator reviewers throughout the state.

Furthermore, our data revealed that a majority of districts across the state do not have access to aligned mathematics programs, and we wanted to find out more about what educators were using and why.

Read more to discover what we learned and the impact the New Jersey ambassadors ultimately had on their communities >