The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) conducts applied research and evaluation studies focused on promoting positive educational outcomes for youth, and understanding the influence of both schools and communities on those outcomes. Its goal is to use research to inform educational policies and practices at federal, state, local, and programmatic levels.
Seeks to understand how culturally responsive mastery-based practices influence historically marginalized students’ learning capacities, school engagement, and academic outcomes.
With access to high-quality leadership training and development, parents can become powerful advocates for greater opportunities for children, and the family becomes a vital constituency for improved child and community outcomes.
A program that enables parents to become advocates for children and focuses on parents as partners with agencies and leaders.
A study to understand the trajectories of young people who participate in youth organizing (YO)
A four year, three-cohort, mixed methods study that examines whether and how youth leadership councils (YLCs), foster developmental competencies and critical consciousness.