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EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products in 22 countries around the world. This library contains profiles of our current work and initiatives.

59 Projects found
Science and engineering are crucial to solving current and future global challenges—from floods to food shortages to the human impact on the environment through green design. Young people, our future...
In the 1960s, EDC’s African Primary Science Program (APSP) revolutionized primary science instruction in Africa. A generation later, EDC is exploring the reintroduction of APSP in Kenya, Uganda,...
Biotechnology is a field full of promise. But with expensive laboratory equipment and skilled instructors often in short supply, too few middle and high school students are able to develop the high-...
Seven out of the 10 largest STEM occupations are computer-related, and projected employment in computer-science related fields continues to grow. Yet colleges and universities are not preparing...
Computer science is an ever-growing, ever-changing field. It is also one that is filled with opportunity. But can schools keep pace? EDC is helping to expand and strengthen computer science education...
Across the United States, initiatives focused on computational thinking (CT) are rapidly expanding. Innovative work is underway and being studied in Massachusetts , New York, and other states. Yet...
Large, complex data sets related to critical issues such as climate change, COVID-19, and wealth gaps are becoming increasingly accessible to the public. Yet few schools teach youth how to interpret...
Rapid advances in technology create an urgent need to prepare pre-K-to-gray learners for the changing world of work . The new field of cyberlearning research is advancing knowledge of strategies to...
Improving STEM education is a team effort. It requires dedicated teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, and scholars all working together to support innovation and excellence in the classroom...
It’s well known that engineers need strong critical-thinking skills and technical skills specific to their disciplines. Less well known is that leaders in the field and organizations such as the...
By 2018, the United States could face a shortage of individuals in the workforce with the analytical skills needed to use big data to inform decision making. Community colleges can play a critical...
Across the United States, more and more neurodiverse young people are being integrated into inclusive schools and out-of-school programs. Teachers and afterschool providers need effective approaches...
With up to 1 in 59 children on the autism spectrum , supporting the learning of students with autism and the relevant workforce preparation is critical. Yet schools and out-of-school time programs...
Young children from underserved backgrounds tend to lack opportunities to engage in high- quality mathematics learning. This opportunity gap is pervasive and has lasting consequences. Children who...
An estimated two-thirds of projected new STEM jobs are in computing. Yet high schools are ill-equipped to prepare students for these jobs. Further, women and students of color remain underrepresented...