REEd is a university-based intermediary with deep ties to the TK–12 education community across the state. We are committed to moving research findings into practice and building the capacity of education systems to improve teaching and learning and expand opportunities for students, with the goal of reducing education inequities.
To develop organizations’ capacity to continuously improve systems so that teachers grow professionally, students achieve, and educational inequities are diminished.
Engage California organizations through research practice partnerships to create and sustain the conditions needed to implement high-quality systems
Enable knowledge transfer to accelerate systemic improvement and move the field
Our Unique Approach
REEd distinguishes itself from other education organizations and university centers with an approach that combines three mutually reinforcing activities.
First, we engage in research practice partnerships with local and county agencies within California, as well as the California Department of Education. We work collaboratively with them to build capacity to implement and continuously improve educational systems. During our engagements, we capture and generate new knowledge, tools, and an evidence base for resourcing and sustaining systemic improvement.
Second, we serve as a “capacity hub” to accelerate effective implementation. To do this, we cultivate partnerships with organizations that enable the implementation of practices grounded in REEd’s evidence base. We recommend partners to others based on the specific needs they have.
Lastly, we generate new knowledge and develop and disseminate tools, frameworks, and approaches from practice-based experience that local and county agencies can use for self-directed implementation. This work helps us to broadly spread the proven elements of the capacity building process.