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EdPrepLab conducts, collects, and disseminates high-quality research on equity-focused educator preparation that is grounded in the science of learning and development.

EdPrepLab seeks out and highlights successful and productive practices from across teacher and leader preparation, emphasizing research that informs the field and supports programs that are interested in continuous improvement toward ambitious goals. To this end, EdPrepLab will share and occasionally conduct research that links program characteristics to teacher and student outcomes in pk-12 classrooms. 

Additionally, EdPrepLab gathers and supports research that documents program outcomes, such as employer and candidate perceptions of preparation, graduates’ practices in the classroom, and graduates’ performance on performance assessments.

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Research Brief

The Role of Principals in Addressing Teacher Shortages

This brief from the Learning Policy Institute summarizes research on the important role that school leaders can play in reducing the steady churn of teachers that can worsen shortages and undermine students’ educational opportunities.

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2022 Yidan Prize Summit

This summit hosted by the Yidan Prize Foundation brought together experts to discuss what it means to be a teacher now and in the future. The Yidan Prize Foundation recognizes individuals and small teams who have contributed significantly to education research and development.