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
Imagining Math: Four-Year-Old Style

In this post published on the Fred Rogers Center blog, the author discusses two EDC research projects focused on young children’s mathematics learning. Both projects are investigating what happens when preschool teachers have new interactive...

Publication 2013
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
New Directions for Educational Media

This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report Reflections on the Ready To Learn...

Publication 2017
A Description of Foundation Skills Interventions for Struggling Middle-Grade Readers in Four Urban Northeast and Islands Region School Districts

This study describes how four midsize urban school districts in the Northeast and Islands Region were providing foundation skills assessments and programs to struggling middle-grade readers. Researchers found variations, but also some...

Publication 2008
Inquiry-Based Science Instruction—What Is It and Does It Matter?

Recipient of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching's 2011 Outstanding Paper Award, this article describes results from the Inquiry Synthesis Project. In the project, the authors analyzed findings from 138 studies conducted...

Publication 2010
Big Math for Little Kids: Preschool Curriculum Effectiveness

Published in Early Education and Development, this article presents findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial of Big Math for Little Kids—a curriculum designed to help teachers use play-based, developmentally appropriate...

Publication 2015
The Early Years

This article, published in Science and Children, provides resources and conversation for teachers on experiencing science inquiry in the early years (Prek-2).   

Publication 2017
Fostering Algebraic Thinking

Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, the author outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of...

Publication 1999
Breaking Down Silos, Joining Forces in Education

This article, published in Language Magazine, describes the availability of programs to help young English learners become proficient in both the English language and in the content of...

Publication 2016
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
Redesigning Teacher Evaluation: Lessons from a Pilot Implementation

This REL-NEI report, published by the Institute of Education Sciences, presents findings and implications for future research from a study of teacher evaluation systems in the eight New Hampshire districts that received a School Improvement Grant...

Publication 2015
Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests

Marian Pasquale and Marian Grogan's chapter "Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests" in the National Science Teacher Association publication Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives from Research and Practice is based...

Publication 2008
The Science of Professional Development

Data from a recent study show that investing in science teachers’ professional growth and teaching ability is a wise choice. However, the professional development must have the right content (the science discipline that teachers are actually...

Publication 2012
Serving Head Start's Diverse Children and Families: What Is the Law? What Are the Regulations?

Head Start has a long history of serving linguistically and culturally diverse children and families. More than 140 languages are spoken in the program nationwide and almost 300,000 children speak a language other than English. Specific...

Publication 2013
Mobile Technology and Mathematics Learning in the Early Grades

This research brief describes the value of using mobile technologies in and out of elementary mathematics classrooms, and investigates the view that teachers may not be getting the guidance they need to best leverage those technologies. The...

Publication 2015
Ways to Think About Mathematics

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended...

Publication 2004
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
Mathematical Practice Institute

EDC's Mathematical Practice Institute (MPI) offers a variety of free online resources, including the Habits of Mind blog, as well as professional development, technical assistance, curriculum...

Publication 2014
Workforce Education Models for K-12 STEM Education Programs: Reflections on, and Implications for, the NSF ITEST Program

This article, published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology,  proposes a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science...

Publication 2016
State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

Publication 2003