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.

Experts

Annie Alcid
Deputy Chief of Party
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Rachel Christina staff portrait
Team Leader, Basic Education and Literacy Team/Senior Literacy Expert
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Hanita Makoto staff photo
Researcher
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
David Jacobson staff portrait
Principal Technical Advisor
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Catherine McCulloch staff photo
Senior Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
William Potter
Principal International Technical Advisor
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on behavioral, physical, and mental health. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC.

Websites

This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.

Reports

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

Websites

The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.

White papers

This white paper provides an overview of dosage, the data necessary to study dosage, and related key considerations.

Reports

This brief provides schools and districts with an overview of a matched-comparison group design and describes how they can use this research method to answer questions about the impacts of educational programs.

Books

Developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) and published by the American Mathematical Society, the IAS/PCMI–The Teacher Program Series includes three professional development b

Reports

This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to support teachers’ professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC’s resources for teachers.

Curricula

These teachers’ guides supplement the Living: Skills for Life, Botswana’s Window of Hope curricula.

Websites

This website offers free resources to help teachers provide effective instruction and support to students who are struggling with mathematics.