NEPC organizes initiatives to inform education policy discussions and close opportunity gaps for young people.
Schools of Opportunity: 10 Research-Based Models of Equity in Action
This new book tells the stories of exemplary public high schools that are using research-based practices for closing opportunity gaps in student learning. The practitioner-research author teams describe how these schools are creating challenging, engaging and supportive environments for their teachers and students.
Schools of Opportunity
The Schools of Opportunity project recognizes schools that serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity.
Closing the Opportunity Gap
Closing the Opportunity Gap brings together top experts who offer evidence-based essays that paint a powerful picture of denied opportunities. They also describe sensible, research-based policy approaches to enhance opportunities.
Price of Opportunity
What would it cost to lift all U.S. children up, either through Great-Equalizer public schools or through social and economic policies that attend directly to the out-of-school obstacles students and their families face?
Research Hub for Youth Organizing
The Research Hub for Youth Organizing supports young people’s capacity to claim power and create more just communities through field-driven research. The project is a collaboration between CU Engage and NEPC.
Spend It on Schools
Spend It on Schools is an online game where visitors can clearly see how resources shortfalls for public education result from political choices to prioritize other expenditures.