Center for Applied Policy in Education


Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

The Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) at UC Davis facilitates the nexus among research, policy, and practice to foster a thoughtful, well-informed education system in California. CAP-Ed provides nonpartisan, research-supported information and expertise from scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to those making policy as well as to those in schools and school districts who interpret and implement it.

CAP-Ed Services & Practices

  • Providing syntheses of current research in order to inform policymaking and policy implementation at all levels of the education system
  • Conducting new policy research on key education policy topics such as school finance, accountability, and English Learner education
  • Working with school superintendents to provide unique small group leadership seminars with the country’s most renowned experts on school/district improvement
  • Carrying out in-depth analyses of English Learner programs and services for school districts
  • Offering seminars to policymakers and education stakeholders on key education topics. 


Laws Impacting Student Issues
Education Law Workshop Series

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Research Thomas Timar

Support for Systems Transformation: Three-Year Project to Promote Systemwide Change for Improved Teaching and Learning
February 2013

Armed with a grant from the Stuart Foundation, the UC Davis School of Education’s Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) is partnering with Dr. Michael Fullan, professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, to implement his Whole System Change program in four Northern California school districts. The aim is nothing short of revolutionary. (Project leaders are evaluating the results.)