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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of RELIGION, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of SPEECH, or of the PRESS; or of the right of the people peaceably to ASSEMBLE, and to PETITION the Government for a redress of grievances.

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What We Value

The mission of The Five Freedoms Project is to equip K-12 educators with an actionable framework for democratic leadership that helps their schools become more healthy, high-functioning environments in which to work and learn.

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The Five Freedoms Project Framework

To help educators create high-functioning democratic learning communities, the Five Freedoms Project provides an actionable framework for school leadership, based on four overlapping themes: Freedom, Leadership, Voice, and Impact.

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Who We Are


Q.E.D. Foundation is an organization of adults and youth working together to create and sustain student-centered learning communities. Our work is based on relationships and practices that first and foremost support students’ growth and learning while simultaneously improving the health of our communities and our society.

Young people are our most important resource for the future. As we at QED have learned from experience, when students work in concert with adults who are deeply invested in their success, they bring powerful voice and vision to the work of redesigning our school communities. Their participation in the work empowers and sustains their voices and vision.

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Learner Centered Resources

QED creates and disseminates our student-centered knowledge-base, strategies, tools, and practices.

QED Tools for Personalization

We build capacity through our many learner-centered assets including tools such as the Transformational Change Model, Learner Sketch Tool (LST), and MC2 Habits.

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