About Center on the Study of Educators

The Annenberg Institute’s Center on the Study of Educators conducts rigorous research on educators in K-12 public schools to build knowledge that pushes the field forward, informs policy and practice, and improves educational outcomes for students in the United States.

Our research seeks to improve educational outcomes and reduce persistent educational inequalities by generating rigorous and relevant policy research in four main areas:

Our primary focus is on immediate and relevant educator policy issues in an effort to build a systems-level understanding of key levers to improve outcomes. We explore key questions in the field through an integrative approach that will break down disciplinary, methodological and topical barriers. Bringing together economists, sociologists, education scholars and others, we examine phenomena of interest from a range of methodological perspectives. This allows us to explore the interconnections between topics that are typically studies separately.