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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 Report

Educator Learning to Enact the Science of Learning and Development

Research advances in neuroscience and the developmental and learning sciences have provided us with important insights about how people learn and develop. This new knowledge points to important transformations in teaching practice, which in turn require transformations in educator development in order to support all educators in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with developing the whole child.

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Design Principles for Schools: Putting the Science of Learning and Development Into Action

This report and interactive playbook from the Learning Policy Institute connects science-based pedagogical theories to practical solutions for teachers, school leaders, and district administrators.