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.


Annie Alcid
Deputy Chief of Party
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
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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
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Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Hanita Makoto staff photo
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
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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
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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



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


EDC’s CME Project is a National Science Foundation–funded high school mathematics curriculum.


This evaluation of the Harnessing Youth Volunteers as Literacy Leaders (HYVALL) project in Senegal explores the potential links between specific elements of the intervention and student reading gains.


This series of three engaging, animated videos presents some key considerations and potential pitfalls to avoid in choosing and using an effective curriculum.


Math for All is a multi-media mathematics professional development resource for general and special education teachers.


This guide helps school districts choose the computer science (CS) curricula that best suit their communities’ needs.


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


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.


For two years, the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center at EDC and the ITEST community engaged in a collaborative exploration of evidence-bas


This report describes how the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC supported the formulation and implementation of a new data- and research-based discipline policy in one mi


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.