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Equitable & Empowering Learning for Each and Every Child

The Learning Policy Institute conducts high-quality research to improve education policy and practice.


Education as a Civil Right

Featured Topics

Community schools are an evidence-based strategy to advance equity and reduce barriers to learning by providing the services needed to support student and family well-being.

Advances in education policy are needed to mitigate the systemic disparities that prevent many Black, Indigenous, and other children of color from accessing a high-quality, empowering education.

Students need to develop social, emotional, and academic competencies to succeed in life. School programs that foster social and emotional learning are associated with positive outcomes for attitudes, achievement, and educational attainment.

Research shows that the use of restorative practices improves achievement, reduces disciplinary and achievement gaps, and supports students’ mental health while making schools safer.

Featured Project: Community Schools Forward

Featured Project: Community Schools Forward

Community Schools Forward is a partnership of four organizations collaborating with education practitioners, researchers, and leaders across the country to strengthen the community schools field.