EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.
We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.
Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.
A Second Chance at School in Mali
In Mali, accelerated education is helping thousands of children get back to school.
Helping All Children Learn and Thrive
EDC’s David Jacobson discusses his ideas for changing—and improving—early childhood services.
Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Home Visiting
Home visiting programs are critical to supporting children affected by opioid misuse, says Loraine Lucinski.
Crisis, Conflict, and Resilience
In times of crisis or conflict, some communities struggle while others pull together. It’s all about resilience.
Accelerating Education in Liberia
An estimated 300,000 Liberian children do not attend school. What’s being done to provide more access to education?
3 Ways Schools Can Support Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Schools are uniquely positioned to address the needs of children exposed to trauma, says Shai Fuxman.
This collection of six essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to close opportunity gaps in mathematics education and support teachers in improving instruction.
This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.
This report examines four approaches to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) employed by USAID between 2007 and 2012.
This guide includes information gathered from existing research and practice literature on environmental strategies that aim to reduce non-medical use of prescription drugs. For each strategy, the guide includes information on: the populations for which the original strategy was designed, evaluation outcomes that provide evidence of effectiveness, and additional resources (e.g., links to additional guidelines) for readers.
The death of an officer by suicide requires immediate steps to support the officer’s family, department, and other loved ones. After a Suicide in Blue: A Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies provides best practices in suicide prevention to guide agency response efforts, including actions to take immediately following a suicide loss, as well as support and services for agencies to consider having available over time.
Measuring soft skills is challenging. How can one develop a reliable assessment that can be adapted across global contexts?
This website helps educators understand the role that the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) play within the larger context of the Common Core Standards themselves.
This EDC brief explores the key role that parent-child interaction plays in children’s development and describes how home visitors can support parent-child interaction.
This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).
The findings from this research seek to identify opportunities and constraints for employment and self-employment for Liberian youth.