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Welcome! We’re at a new moment for public education in America, one that requires new learning that will arise from an education system that prepares all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and collaboration skills to solve complicated problems and meet the complex challenges of our fast-paced, quickly changing world.

The Learning Policy Institute has been created to answer this new moment’s call to action. The Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.

Please join us in a new conversation, grounded in evidence about what works and focused on the learning our nation needs.

Road to High Quality Early Learning

Latest Publications

The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons from the States

Does Teaching Experience Increase Teacher Effectiveness? A Review of the Research

How Effective Are Loan Forgiveness and Service Scholarships for Recruiting Teachers?

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Emerging Teacher Shortage

In January, Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage: An Analysis of Sources and Solutions was released at a day-long conference on this topic.
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the conference, read the full report, the executive summary, our briefs on teacher residencies as a model and a case study in California, investigate teacher shortage indicators in your county using our interactive California map, and what voters think about the teacher shortage
 

 

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Early Childhood Education

The Learning Policy Institute released our latest report, The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons from the States at a forum co-hosted with Council for a Strong America and the First Five Years Fund, where policy makers, educators, and advocates discussed the importance of high-quality early childhood education. See also LPI’s previous brief and related event, The Building Blocks of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs.
 
 
 

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About the Institute

Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the nonprofit and nonpartisan Learning Policy Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child.
 

 

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Our Staff, Board & Fellows

We are researchers, educators, policy experts and communicators committed to ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality education that fully prepares them for the new challenges of our fast-changing, knowledge-based society.
 

 

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Our Work

The Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness. It conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. 
 

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