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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Experts

EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Rachel Christina staff portrait
Team Leader, Basic Education and Literacy Team/Senior Literacy Expert
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Researcher
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
David Jacobson staff portrait
Principal Technical Advisor
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
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
EDC's Catherine McCulloch staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
William Potter
Principal International Technical Advisor
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
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
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist

Projects

Resources

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

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.

Reports

In this midterm evaluation of the Basa Pilipinas project in the Philippines, EDC tracked and measured changes in student reading performance.

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.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains research, presentations, and white papers developed by EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI), which is dedicated to transforming education to help individuals succeed

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

Reports

The USAID/Philippines, through its Basa Pilipinas program has reached over 1.8 million students from kindergarten to Grade 3, trained over 19,000 teachers and school heads, and provided over 10 mil

Reports

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.

 

Reports

This executive summary captures the results of the National Survey on Supporting Struggling Mathematics Learners in the Middle Grades, a study designed and conducted by EDC.

Curricula

These teachers’ guides supplement the Living: Skills for Life, Botswana’s Window of Hope curricula.

Studies

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