Research Practice Partnerships

Research Practice Partnerships

A capacity building approach


College Opportunity Programs

The mission of the College Opportunity Programs (COP) is to increase student preparation for post-secondary opportunities through academic enrichment, academic advising, motivational activities and K-12 partnerships. Federal programs administered by COP include six Educational Talent Search programs, five Upward Bound Programs, and one Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate (GEAR UP) Program.


Building District Capacity to Develop Disciplinary Literacy of Young English Learners

A five-year study funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition.

In partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, Robla School District, and Boston Public Schools, REEd will pilot, and test a professional development initiative that engages mentors and TK-2 teachers in improving literacy outcomes for young English Learners. Current work involves designing a framework for engaging families of emerging bilinguals. The framework includes parents, teachers, and admin. Professional learning webinars and materials will be piloted in Spring 2021.

Profect Staff: Carlas McCauley, Leslie Banes


REEd Sim Lab


REEd’s new Sim Lab uses a combination of artificial intelligence and live actors to mimic some of the most challenging interactions teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders face. The Sim Lab will provide our partner school districts with professional learning opportunities that allows individuals to rehearse, practice and perfect their ability to integrate new skills into their daily routines. 

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