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 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 instruction.

Whole-system change
See the Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) Report

The System Transformation Collaborative (STC) was a three-year project designed to facilitate inter- and intra-district collaboration and to develop collective leadership and instructional capacity.

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