REEd is a university-based intermediary with deep ties to the TK–12 education community across the state. We are committed to moving research findings into practice and building the capacity of education systems to improve teaching and learning with the goal of reducing education inequities. We do this by testing professional growth systems for building capacity and using research practice partnerships to spread and deepen this work in many districts across the state and beyond.
The Reading and Academic Development (RAD) Center was established in 2015 to better understand and support the academic and educational needs of school-age children with learning and developmental difficulties pertaining to reading.
The RAD Center team provides assessment and intervention services designed to help children who are experiencing difficulty with word decoding, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. These services are provided to the community on a sliding scale fee basis with the goal that they can be affordable for all.
The Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) at UC Davis facilitates the nexus of research, policy, and practice. 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.
The Center for Community and Citizen Science is a home to programs and partnerships that revolutionize how—and with whom—science gets done. Based on a foundation of research excellence, the Center helps scientists, communities, and citizens collaborate on science to address environmental problems as a part of civic life.
The Beta Lab at UC Davis studies how young people learn and develop through participation in making and the Maker Movement. We investigate the nature of learning that occurs during extended, youth-driven maker projects, and we design learning environments and tools to support learning through making.
Principle Investigator: Lee Martin, Associate Professor of education
Graduate Students: Colin Dixon, Sagit Betser
The Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) is a community-university collaborative serving practitioners and researchers committed to disrupting racial inequities in education by creating restorative, humanizing, justice-seeking teaching and learning communities.