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.
Accelerating Education in Liberia
An estimated 300,000 Liberian children do not attend school. What’s being done to provide more access to education?
Artificial Intelligence Is Coming. What Does That Mean for Us?
“We’re entering a world where the human factor and the tech factor are much more convergent,” says Joyce Malyn-Smith.
Using Technology to Promote Language Learning
A new tool being piloted in Honduras may change how we evaluate the speaking ability of students learning English.
The Road to Reading in Mali
EDC’s Thelma Khelghati discusses what it takes to promote literacy in resource-lean environments.
Raising an AIDS-free Generation in South Africa
Taking a comprehensive approach to sexuality education may help prevent HIV and AIDS. EDC’s Viwe Mtshontshi discusses.
A Voice for Elementary Science
To better prepare students, science learning should start in elementary school.
The proliferation of new technologies is changing the way we live, learn, and work. This white paper examines the complex and interconnected challenges related to workforce development, economics, education, equity, and ethics that our society must address to ensure our workforce is future-ready.
This suite of research briefs created by EDC supports research-based implementation of 1-to-1 mobile tablet initiatives in elementary classrooms.
These teachers’ guides supplement the Living: Skills for Life, Botswana’s Window of Hope curricula.
The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.
This brief describes how to use a student learning objectives (SLO) analysis tool to ensure rigor and consistency. It also includes a case study of how one district used an analysis tool to evaluate the development and implementation of its SLOs.
Drawing on a decade of research, EDC analyzed the impact of partnerships among early childhood education programs on the accessibility and quality of services for young children—particularly childr
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.
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.
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.
This brief describes the continuous improvement process and how that process works in educational settings. It features an overview, references, and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful as they seek to integrate continuous improvement cycles into their work to improve teaching and learning.