It takes courage to put students first.

bravEd's True Accountability™ framework helps you build trust with your school community.

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You always knew accountability was broken.

You just couldn’t put your finger on why.

Thoughts, beliefs & action

Testing doesn’t give you the full picture. The bravEd framework takes the focus off compliance and puts it on student and community benefits.

How True Accountability™ works —
in 5 simple steps


Start with understanding

Get everybody on the same page with a common vocabulary.

Focus on student benefits

Identify a small team deeply committed to doing this work.

Build broad-based community support

Engage board members, teachers & staff and parents & students.

Bring order to chaos

Focus on the benefits your community wants & expects.

Put it all into practice

Experience the effects of True Accountability from Day 1.

Know your stakeholders.
Know your schools.

When a parent sends their child to school, they have high expectations. The ability to meet those expectations builds trust — the key to all great learning organizations.

The brainchild of author, speaker and veteran education researcher John Tanner, the bravEd Framework helps schools and communities understand each other, meet and exceed stakeholder expectations, and partner for the greater good.

Accountability with a focus on empathy.

K-12 school leaders trust bravEd

Through the work with John, our district teachers, administrators, and students feel empowerment that inspires. It is refreshing and exciting, especially in the face of increasing challenges from the compliance-driven focus of state accountability.

JANA RUETER, ED.D.Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction San Angelo Independent School District

The True Accountability framework provides a truly comprehensive method for communicating all that a school and district is doing to meet the needs of students and the community.

CRAIG HARPERExecutive Director Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Tanner gets it. If we want to change the work we do and change the results we get, we need to change the system. Changing our current system requires we find a new box to think inside of. John has created a compelling design for a new box.

Doug ChristensenFormer Nebraska Commissioner of Education; Professor of Leadership in Education, Graduate Division Doane College

Transform your thinking in just
one and half days a month.

Here’s what your school team can expect when joining bravEd’s nationwide True Accountability™ movement

Gather once a month for virtual workshops

Bring up to 100 team members. We’ll share concepts and break into small groups to build your True Accountability™ framework.

Get 24/7 access to our coaching hotline

Your core team will also get access to our coaching hotline, so they can ask questions and solve problems as they come up.

Meet every quarter to drill down

Meet with John or a core member of his team every quarter to review your system, assess progress and stay on track.

Receive 1:1 coaching

John and his team will set up regular office hours with your team individually to offer advice, discuss sensitive topics and drive improvements.

Plus, the Brave-Ed portal

An interactive library of research-backed training tools and learning materials designed to help your school or district achieve True Accountability.

A system and a process your community can trust

Sign up for your free consult and start your journey toward True Accountability™ today.

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