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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
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
A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful...

Publication 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Dimensions of Dosage: Evaluation Brief for TIF Grantees

This brief provides Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees with an overview of dosage and the importance of carefully measuring dosage when determining the outcomes of an intervention. Dosage refers to the quantity or amount of an intervention,...

Publication 2016
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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