The Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) at UC Davis
facilitates the nexus of research, policy, and practice with a
commitment to eliminating inequities in schooling and providing
learning opportunities for diverse students. CAP-Ed connects
education leaders and practitioners with nonpartisan,
research-supported information and expertise from scholars and
policymakers. Our services and publications foster a thoughtful,
well-informed education system in California encompassing policy
makers and those implementing policy in schools and districts.
CAP-Ed Services & Practices
Publishing and distributing syntheses of current research and
policy to inform policymaking and policy implementation
throughout the education system.
Hosting seminars for policymakers and education stakeholders
with experts in key education topics.
Assembling collaborative systems and instructional rounds to
mobilize intersectional, reform-oriented networks.
Conducting new policy research on key education policy topics
such as school finance, accountability, and curriculum and
Bryk, Anthony S. Organizing Schools for Improvement :
Lessons from Chicago. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2010. Print.
Hattie, John. Visible Learning : A Synthesis of over 800
Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement. London ; New York:
Routledge, 2009. Print.
Many, T. W., Maffoni, M. J., Sparks, S. K., & Thomas, T. F.
(2018). Amplify Your Impact Coaching Collaborative Teams in
PLCs at Work. Solution Tree Press. 555 North Morton Street,
Bloomington, IN 47404. Retrieved from https://www.solutiontree.com/amplify-your-impact.html
Education is all a matter of building bridges.
—Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)
Christina E. Murdoch serves as Executive Director of the Center
for Applied Policy in Education within the UC Davis School of
Education. In this role, Christina develops and directs
professional learning programs for school district
superintendents, principals and teachers including the following:
• Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF)
CAP-Ed provides a broad range of services to both state policy
makers and local school and district educators. CAP-Ed helps
schools and other education organizations synthesize current
research, conduct research, evaluate programs, develop reform and
school improvement strategies and implement them.