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Faculty & Research

Centers, Projects and Initiatives

Research Centers and Projects

Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR)

The Center for Education Policy Research is a unique partnership among districts, states, foundations, and university-based researchers designed to leverage the overwhelming amount of data to address education policy questions and improve outcomes for all students. 

Center on the Developing Child (HCDC)

The Center on the Developing Child drives science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

Education Entrepreneurship

A comprehensive view of the entrepreneurship-related courses, research, and student initiatives at HGSE.

The Education Redesign Lab

The aim of the Education Redesign Lab is to engage in a research-informed design process to create a “new engine” for education and child development. This engine will integrate an array of solutions that seek to mitigate the effects of poverty and level the playing field for all students.

Making Caring Common

Making Caring Common helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.

Project Zero

Project Zero poses fundamental questions of human potential—including intelligence, learning, critical thinking, and creativity—as they relate to contemporary issues facing an array of educational settings, such as schools, families, museums, and businesses. 

Public Education Leadership Project (PELP)

The Public Education Leadership Project seeks to improve the management and leadership competencies of public school leaders in order to drive greater educational outcomes. 

Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative

The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative promotes the knowledge, professional learning, and collective action necessary to cultivate optimal early learning environments and experiences.

Faculty and HGSE-based Research Initiatives