Educational Research

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Continuous Improvement in Education

This white paper by Sandra Park, Penny Carver, Lee Nordstrum, and Stephanie Hironaka, provides examples that illustrate how continuous quality improvement methodology is… Read More »

Originally posted on Education Week on September 22, 2015 For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say… Read More »

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Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning

This paper focuses on program design and development for school and district leaders surrounding the creation of sustainable deeper learning… Read More »

This report focuses on defining learning progressions and learning progressions research, with a particular focus on how state and district… Read More »

This article highlights a recent report commissioned by Jobs for the Future (authored by Sharon Vaughn, director of the Meadows Center… Read More »


Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-centered Teaching

Gone is the default image of a teacher—an adult lecturing to students seated neatly in rows, assigning the same textbook… Read More »

Students at the Center began with a series of nine research papers, developed in partnership between Jobs for the Future… Read More »


Harvard Family Research Project

This organization seeks to promote family and community involvement in children’s education anywhere and anytime they learn, be that in… Read More »

This often-cited report synthesizes over 50 research studies on the impact of family and community involvement on academic outcomes conducted… Read More »

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