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.

Experts

Annie Alcid
Deputy Chief of Party
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Deputy Director
Rachel Christina
Team Leader, Basic Education and Literacy Team/Senior Literacy Expert
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Jim Diamond
Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Researcher
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
David Jacobson staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
William Potter
Principal International Technical Advisor
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Sarah Ryan Staff Photo
Senior Research Associate
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
Jon Silverstone
Director, Global Health Team
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy

Resources

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

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

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The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.

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EDC developed four online games for middle school science students that address common misconceptions about photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer.

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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.

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This suite of research briefs created by EDC supports research-based implementation of 1-to-1 mobile tablet initiatives in elementary classrooms.

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This report describes how the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC supported the formulation and implementation of a new data- and research-based discipline policy in one mi

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Designed by EDC and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) initiative includes an interdisciplinary high school curriculum, professional development, and a successful

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Developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) and published by the American Mathematical Society, the IAS/PCMI–The Teacher Program Series includes three professional development b

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

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In this briefing book, the leaders of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) describe the goals, key accomplishments, and future directions of the partnership.