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
5 Key Practices and 10 Ideas for Educators to Assist with Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

This EDC tip sheet responds to research findings that show that students with engaged families are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher level academic programs, be promoted on time and earn more credits, adapt...

Publication 2016
A Latino-Based Framework for Early Childhood Educators

This Framework was developed to provide guidance to early childhood trainers and training institutions interested in building their capacity to respond to the Latino population. It is based on cultural values, principles, and best practices...

Publication 2002
A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

Since 2003, EDC has implemented projects that work directly with middle school aged youth from underserved populations to develop digital resources aimed at encouraging young people to pursue STEM education and careers. It is through this work...

Publication 2014
Achieving Educational Equity and Justice in Career Academies: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Career academies are a model of career and technical education (CTE) that combines academic rigor, instruction that is relevant to students’ lives, and strong relationships between students and adults. Shown to have positive impacts on high...

Publication 2017
Achieving Educational Equity and Justice in Career Academies: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Career academies are a model of career and technical education (CTE) that combines academic rigor, instruction that is relevant to students’ lives, and strong relationships between students and adults. Shown to have positive impacts on high...

Publication 2017
Adapting Reading Test Items: Decreasing Cognitive Load to Increase Access for Students with Disabilities

This chapter appears in the report Lessons Learned in Federally Funded Projects That Can Improve the Instruction and Assessment of Low Performing Students with Disabilities. The authors describe findings and implications for future...

Publication 2013
Adobe Youth Voices Program Guide

This guide is intended to both orient and support educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people. The guide offers a road map for these learning experiences and provides educators with planning tools...

Publication 2014
African American Mathematics Teachers as Agents in Their African American Students’ Mathematics Identity Formation

In this article published in Teachers College Record, the authors explore the work of two African American mathematics teachers and offer a framework through which the field might consider the work of all math teachers as they socialize...

Publication 2013
Blended Instruction Report and Executive Summary

In this report and executive summary, the authors present findings from a study of the STEM21 (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering for the 21st Century) Academy blended instruction model. Today, although more and more schools are...

Publication 2015
Broadening Participation—Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students

This brief reviews findings from a number of recent studies, including NAEP and ACT, along with a series of reports, which reveal critical STEM learning opportunity gaps for students from underrepresented groups and a need to strengthen STEM...

Publication 2015
Characteristics and Academic Outcomes of English Language Learners in a New England District

In this report, the authors present findings from a study that examined the relationships among English language learner students, programs, and academic performance, in order to support decisionmaking that meets the diverse needs of English...

Publication 2014
Common Core ELA and English Language Learners: Instructional Strategies for Middle School Teachers

This series of short videos was created through a partnership between the New England Comprehensive Center, with whom EDC was a subcontractor from 2005 through 2012, and the Connecticut Department of Education’s Bilingual and English language...

Video 2013
Community College Pathways to STEM Education for Women: A Challenge to Gender Stereotypes?

This paper examines the question: Do community college systems of support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and occupations reproduce or challenge gender stereotypes? Drawing from interviews with administrators,...

Publication 2013
Connections & Commitments: Reflecting Latino Values in Early Childhood Programs

This books helps you teach Latino students more responsively by focusing on four key values shared by many Latino cultures: Familia/Family: Forming true alliances with the family network; Pertenencia/Belonging: Creating a sense of family and...

Publication 2005
Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide

In this article published in Language magazine, the authors suggest that teachers draw upon digital text, also known as "etext," to differentiate language instruction to meet students' diverse needs. They discuss four clear benefits to...

Publication 2014
Data Brief: ITEST Participants--Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Groups

The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to “projects that focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers” in the 2011 program solicitation. The ITEST...

Publication 2012
DEbT-M Project Newsletter

In this debut issue of the DEbT-M Project Newsletter, there is a look back at the past year and a welcome to the incoming partners for the second year of the project. The NSF-funded MSP partnerships have two specific goals: to support...

Publication 2016
Decreasing Dropout Rates for Minority Male Youth with Disabilities from Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Backgrounds

EDC’s Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative has shared a productive, 11-year partnership with The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) at Clemson University. Riley and Collaborative staff...

Publication 2014
Dual Language Learners in State Early Learning Guidelines and Standards

This resource prepared for the Head Start National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness provides an at-a-glance overview of how dual language learning is referenced in the early learning guidelines in the U.S. states and territories....

Publication 2012
Early Childhood at EDC

This brief describes EDC's deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time. In the brief, we share what it takes to improve the quality of early childhood services...

Publication 2017