Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Yearsort descending
Lenses on Learning

Our professional development materials, seminars, research, and outreach activities are designed to enhance the capacity of principals and other school and district leaders to support mathematics learning and teaching at their sites. Our research...

Publication 2003
The Effective Principal: Instructional Leadership for High-Quality Learning

This volume examines how effective instructional leadership by principals and other school administrators is affected by their own knowledge and beliefs about learning, teaching, and subject matter. Using mathematics as a subject focus, the...

Publication 2008
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Forrest County Agricultural High School

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report details...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21S Initiative on the Jefferson Parish Public School System: Summative Report

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report shares findings...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Hattiesburg Public School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report presents findings...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Forrest County School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report details...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Harrison County School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report presents findings...

Publication 2009
Districts Developing Leaders

The authors report that school districts are taking a more active role in helping university principal preparation programs adapt to district needs. Their study found that districts are exerting their market power to influence the design of...

Publication 2010
Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion

Authored by staff from Education Development Center and the National Institute for Early Education Research, this brief looks at state policies and regulations regarding pre-K expansion that have the potential to positively impact child care...

Publication 2011
A State for Excellence: New Jersey Boosts Learning Power with Online Video Resources

New Jersey is using Success at the Core to enhance professional development for teachers. The authors describe the state's experiences with the online...

Publication 2011
Rebuilding for Learning: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching, and Re-engaging Students

The Rebuilding for Learning™ initiative assists school leaders in their work to develop systems of learning supports. This report presents that process and outlines the successes of Gainesville City Schools as they created their own...

Publication 2012
An Examination of Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States

A combination of research and federal and state interest in measuring teacher effectiveness has galvanized support for reform of teacher evaluation systems. In this study, EDC researchers found considerable variation in the performance-based...

Publication 2012
Changing Cultures and Building Capacity: An Exploration of District Strategies for Implementation of Teacher Evaluation Systems

In recent years, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners have coalesced around educator evaluation as a critical lever for reforming teaching and learning. National and local policy changes have proliferated, and districts across the country...

Publication 2012
Designing Innovations for Implementation at Scale: An Emerging Framework for Increasing System Capacity

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a national research and development center that focuses on identifying the combination of essential components and the programs, practices, processes and policies that make some high...

Publication 2012
Governance Readiness Tool

This tool helps Head Start governing bodies and leaders assess their capacity to effectively oversee a Head Start program. It consists of indicator worksheets, a governance readiness plan, and resources.

Publication 2013
Quality Measures: Principal Preparation Program Self-Assessment Toolkit

Designed to help principal preparation programs assess the quality of the training offered, this kit was developed originally for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership. It was...

Publication 2013
Building Capacity through an Early Education Leadership Academy

This policy brief was commissioned by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) as it begins designing an Early Education Leadership Academy for early learning and K–Grade 3 State Education Agency/Early Learning Agency (SEA/ELA)...

Publication 2014
Assessing School Leader Preparation Program Quality: An Update on the Quality Measures Tool

In this webinar hosted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Cheryl King discusses how EDC’s Quality Measures™ tool has helped school leader preparation programs assess their strengths and weaknesses and improve...

Video 2014
From Partnerships to Professional Learning Communities

These presentation slides are from a webinar featuring Cheryl King and hosted by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The webinar highlighted how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can support educational leadership...

Publication 2014
Quality Measures: Partnership Effectiveness Continuum

Principals are key to improving schools, but too often the programs that train them don’t adequately prepare principals for the challenges they will face leading schools. One way to change this is for school districts and training providers to...

Publication 2014