We create and test learning experiences that lead to deep understanding and an ability to act thoughtfully upon the world. Whether in settings that are rich or poor in resources, we are committed to building sound foundations in literacy, science, and mathematics.

Through engaging classroom curricula, media instruction, digital tools, and teacher training, we equip children and young adults with the fundamentals they need to be successful—in school and in life.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on behavioral, physical, and mental health. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Toolkits

This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.

Reports

This report studies the cost-effectiveness of information communication technology (ICT) in community schools during the Time to Learn project.

Curricula

EDC’s CME Project is a National Science Foundation–funded high school mathematics curriculum.

Studies

Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:

Curricula

Developed by EDC with support from the National Science Foundation and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science is a full year, activity-driven high school earth science course that is ful

Reports

This report offers research-backed guidelines to support designers of big data interfaces for education.

Reports

Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.

Videos

In this video, NSF-funded researchers Arthur Barody, Jere Confrey, Paul Goldenberg, and Julie Sarama discuss the importance of mathematics education in the early grades.

Reports

This report presents detailed descriptions of five guidelines for schools and districts to consider as they draw upon interactive mobile technologies to promote students’ mathematical thinking.

Toolkits

This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership.