National League of Democratic Schools (NLODS)

The UW Lab School is a charter member of the National League of Democratic Schools ( The League is operated by the Institute for Educational Inquiry (IEI), an organization founded by John Goodlad to advance the agenda for Education in a Democracy. The IEI is an independent non-profit corporation with conceptual and administrative links to the Center for Educational Renewal and the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER). The school’s active involvement in the League complements the principles and goals of the School-University Partnership Program and the College of Education’s involvement in the NNER. The collaboration with the College of Education and the University of Wyoming allows the school to maintain programs that support an excellent education for our K-9 students while enabling us to contribute to the College of Education’s mission of creating competent and democratic professionals.