Center for Applied Policy in Education

Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

Connecting research, practice, and policy to promote the educational achievement of California's diverse students.

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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 lens.

Current Programs & Services

Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF)

California Superintendents Collaborative Network

California Principals’ Collaborative Networks

California Institute for School Improvement (CISI)

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