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 Typesort descending Year
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
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
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
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
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
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
Inspiring Teachers

This briefing paper explores “leadership oriented professional development” and highlights four programs that exemplify this approach to inspiring and supporting teachers. The authors summarize the guiding principles that make these programs so...

Publication 2015
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
Logic Models for Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation: Workshop Toolkit

This toolkit, developed by REL Northeast & Islands for use by schools, districts, and states (and other groups serving them), helps practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate...

Publication 2015
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
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
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
A District’s Use of Data and Research to Inform Policy Formation and Implementation

How do school boards and districts better use research and data to inform policy decisions? This report describes how one mid-sized urban district in the Northeast & Islands Region formulated and implemented a new discipline policy using data...

Publication 2015
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 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
PowerUp What Works

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student...

Publication 2015
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
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
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
Summary of a Literature Review on Implementation, Systems Change, and Continuous Improvement

EDC's integrated conceptual model for technical assistance—and our design and strategic plans for working with school districts to enhance student outcomes—is informed and guided by research on implementation, systems change, and continuous...

Publication 2015