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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.

223 Projects found
In the United States, only 26% of eighth-graders have scored at or above proficient in mathematics on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress Mathematics Assessment. To support learners...
To diversify the field of mathematics, it is essential to learn from the experiences of people from underrepresented communities who have completed major milestones on the path to completing...
Suicide claims nearly 50,000 lives each year and is the second leading cause of death among Americans aged 15–39. But with more attention being paid to suicide prevention than ever before, research,...
Civic engagement is foundational for a thriving democracy. Young people need to be equipped and motivated to participate as active members of their communities. High-quality civics education empowers...
All children are primed to engage with and enjoy science from an early age. Yet young emergent multilingual learners (EMLs) from historically underserved communities often face systemic opportunity...
Passing Algebra 1 is an important milestone on the path to college and career readiness. Students who succeed in algebra are far more likely to graduate from high school on time and gain access to...
Research findings have confirmed the wide-ranging and mutually reinforcing benefits generated by school feeding programs—particularly when complemented by school health programs—across several...
Egypt boasts the largest education system in the Middle East, with more than 23.5 million students in primary and secondary education, 1 million teachers, and 56,000 schools. 1 While net enrollment...
Since 2006, the Library of Congress’s (Library’s) Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program has supported the use of Library resources in K–12 classrooms to enhance student engagement, improve...
Research shows that children who have opportunities to explore science at an early age have greater STEM success later in life. In fact, about half of eighth graders who are interested in science go...
Computational thinking (CT) is an organized way of thinking that helps children communicate step-by-step how to solve a problem or complete a goal. CT skills can help build children’s executive...
Literacy is a basic right that empowers individuals and benefits society. However, over 600 million children worldwide lack basic reading skills and do not have access to quality early grade reading...
The prevalence of elder mistreatment has consistently, and intractably, been estimated at 1 in 10 older adults. During the COVID-19 pandemic, one study documented an increase in this prevalence rate...
Computer programming has the potential to support young children in learning mathematics, while also helping them to develop and reveal their computational thinking. A computer program is active and...
Community schools act as a vital lifeline to education for one-fifth of all students in Zambia, yet these schools face many challenges. Teachers are often unpaid volunteers, and books and basic...