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
Current Programs & Services
Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF)
California Superintendents Collaborative Network
California Principals’ Support Network (CAPS)
California Institute for School Improvement (CISI)