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.

Fact sheets

This 2-page document summarizes the successes of the Decentralized Basic Education Program Objective 2, which helps communities improve their schools, teachers improve their teaching, and students

White papers

This paper provides a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation.

Reports

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

Studies

This study of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), written for the World Bank by EDC staff, shows that radio is an accessible and effective tool for active learning inside and outside of the classroom.

White papers

This brief can help you develop a continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan and communicate it to others in your organization. It explains what the plan should cover and includes a sample outline and template for drafting your plan.

Toolkits

This guidebook and toolkit shares one of EDC’s approaches to continuous improvement and provides case studies, templates, exercises, tips, and highlights to help you use the process.

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

For two years, the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center at EDC and the ITEST community engaged in a collaborative exploration of evidence-bas

Reports

EDC’s systemic equity review framework helps education leaders take a deeper look at inequities in order to understand the complex systems that affect student performance. While equity audits have historically played a role in curriculum assessments and state accountability systems, achievement gaps by race and class persist in U.S. public schools.

Reports

The Community School Alliances (CSA) Project was a successful, innovative effort to strengthen the role that communities play in primary school education in Ghana.