Connecting research, practice, and policy to promote the educational achievement of California's diverse students.
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 annual seminars for policymakers and education
stakeholders with experts in key education topics focused on
equity and school improvement.
Assembling collaborative systems and instructional rounds to
mobilize intersectional, reform-oriented networks that are
research informed and actionable.
Conducting new education policy research on key topics such
as district and school leadership, school finance,
accountability, and curriculum and instruction with an equity
Current Programs & Services
Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF)
California Superintendents Collaborative Network
California Principals’ Support Network (CAPS)
California Institute for School Improvement (CISI)