Educational Research


Students at the Center: TEDx Talk

This film, from Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s CEO Nick Donahue speech at TEDx Beacon Street, questions why our education system designed as… Read More »

Report, Research

The Connected Classroom: Understanding the Landscape of Technology for Student-Centered Learning

This report, published the the Nellie Mae Foundation and  Parthenon-EY, assess the education technology landscape and pinpoints the needs of education… Read More »

This book focuses on how teaching any subject at any level can be made more effective if students are introduced… Read More »

Report, Research

Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning

This report examines achievement in 62 public charter and district schools that are pursuing a variety of personalized learning practices,… Read More »

Brief, Research

Competency-Based Education in Three Pilot Programs

This research brief summarizes findings of the RAND evaluation of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Project Mastery grant program, which… Read More »


Measuring Hard-to-Measure Student Competencies

This report provides guidelines to promote thoughtful development of practical, high-quality measures of interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies that practitioners and policymakers… Read More »


Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education

This report focuses on the experiences of students, teachers, and administrators in a select, but varied, group of schools that… Read More »

In this report from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Educate Maine examines 10 indicators around education access, achievement, and participation… Read More »


Educate Maine

This organization is a business-led education advocacy organization. Its mission is to champion college and career readiness and increased education attainment.… Read More »

The Students at the Center Hub Team

Students at the Center Hub Recommends: Smart Parents

The Students at the Center Hub team occasionally finds something that makes our lives much easier: a fantastic resource aligned… Read More »

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