Empower Schools partners with communities to help them get the schools they want with the results students need.  We believe schools and communities thrive when educators are empowered and held accountable for making the key decisions at the school level that are best for students. We have developed Empowerment Zones as structures that create and sustain the conditions enabling empowered schools. Empowerment Zones are part of a national Third Way movement that leverages and fuses the best of districts and charters to help students, especially disadvantaged ones, succeed.