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Research Areas

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Educator Preparation

Educator preparation programs train the next generation of teachers, school leaders, and other educators. EPIC’s work explores the effects of university-based and non-traditional preparation programs.

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Educator Workforce

Access to effective teachers and school leaders impacts school and student success. EPIC’s work explores the distribution, employment, effectiveness, and retention of teachers, school leaders, and other educators.

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Whole School

Unique school models and whole school interventions are designed to promote success for all students. EPIC’s work explores the implementation and effectiveness of these school-wide programs.

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Whole Child

Students come to school with a wide range of health, nutritional, and socio-emotional needs that impact their readiness to learn. EPIC’s work explores policies, programs, and circumstances that impact whole child needs.

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Transitioning to post-secondary education is a key challenge for many high school students. EPIC’s work explores interventions and school models that promote post-secondary readiness, access, and transitions.