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EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products in 22 countries around the world. This library contains profiles of our current work and initiatives.

71 Projects found
Young children from underserved backgrounds tend to lack opportunities to engage in high- quality mathematics learning. This opportunity gap is pervasive and has lasting consequences. Children who...
An estimated two-thirds of projected new STEM jobs are in computing. Yet high schools are ill-equipped to prepare students for these jobs. Further, women and students of color remain underrepresented...
Students who are multilingual learners—also called English learners (ELs) in U.S. schools—can thrive in mathematics class. Yet recent National Assessment of Educational Progress data suggest that too...
Although mathematics is a continuously evolving discipline, the field of mathematics has often excluded people of color and other marginalized populations. This underrepresentation has created...
With the global economy changing so quickly, high schools must become responsive places where students engage in real-world problem solving and learn to think flexibly, strategically, and...
Every child should have the opportunity to enjoy rich, engaging, and culturally responsive mathematics learning that prepares them for success in school, careers, and life. Yet, too often young...
Computer science is a hot field, but one that still remains largely white and male. How can we ensure that the next generation of computer scientists and technology innovators better reflects the...
Strong computational thinking (CT) skills are key to problem-solving as well as important for success in many careers. Yet there is little research to guide teachers and administrators in building CT...
The term artificial intelligence , or AI , has been around since the 1950s. Yet, it took many decades before computational power was strong enough to support computers’ ability to learn and solve...
Data is an ever-growing resource that businesses—across diverse industries—use to create, innovate, and improve business practices by better understanding customer bases, creating personalized...
Today’s students are facing a world that presents both great scientific and technological challenges and great opportunity to address them. It is increasingly important for our students to develop...
Researchers and policymakers agree that high-quality preschool STEM learning supports children’s school readiness and success . Yet far too few children, particularly those who are dual language...
Latinx children make up 25 percent of the U.S. child population. However, Latinx adults comprise only 7 percent of the STEM workforce. This underrepresentation speaks to the lack of opportunities for...
Many low- and middle-income countries are rapidly bringing technology into their classrooms. Yet the technology often reinforces traditional teaching practices, rather than serving to deepen and...
School policies for young emergent multilingual learners have historically prioritized English proficiency as a prerequisite for learning in academic content areas. But new studies are showing that...