Research

Action research plays a critical role in our work: it guides our thinking, shapes our ongoing theory development, and provides the foundation for our program, policy, and advocacy work.

Our Research Focus

We are currently exploring three key topics: cross-sector collaboration, data for impact, and personalized supports and services. Through our action research, we produce relevant reports, briefs, and tools to help guide policymakers and practitioners alike. We aim to build a body of deep knowledge and identify promising practices to inform the broader field and advance a new model of education.

MULTI-PART RESEARCH SERIES

Success Plans: Promising Tools for Customizing Student Supports and Opportunities

Personalized plans, tangible tools for identifying children and youth's strengths, interests, and needs and matching them with tailored supports and opportunities, have the potential to reshape our education system. But such plans are largely underemployed in the education field. We launched the Success Plans project to learn how communities can harness this tool to ensure all children and youth grow and thrive.

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Executive Summary
Implementation Toolkit
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By All Means Study

EdRedesign has paired research with its support for communities in order to understand what elements enable and accelerate cross-sector collaboration, as well as what challenges impede it.  The study includes interviews with key leaders and cabinet members in each community and a review of relevant documents and materials. This research culminated in two reports.

Building City-Wide Systems of Opportunity for Children

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Sustaining Cross-Sector Systems of Opportunity for Children

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Full Report
Executive Summary