The Annenberg Institute houses these interconnected, faculty-led centers of work that generate new and provocative research; spur and evaluate related initiatives and innovations; collaborate with local, national and international partners; and help train and inspire a new generation of scholars focused on improving educational equality for children and youth.
Please note: Websites for these centers are under construction, check back soon for updates.
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 and informs policy and practice to improve educational outcomes for all students and reduce persistent educational inequalities. It develops understanding of how states and districts develop robust human capital pipelines; how educators learn and develop throughout the career; how organizational context of schools affects educators; and how educators influence a range of student outcomes.
Student Well-Being and Educational Justice
Students need a range of capabilities to live full lives and to contribute to the lives of others. Academic achievements certainly reflect some beneficial skills, but knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for flourishing extend beyond academics, including engagement, optimism, and the ability to work well with peers, among many others. The Center for Student Well-Being and Educational Justice at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University works to understand the range of these capabilities and the educational institutions needed to provide children and youth with equal and excellent opportunities for their development. We are simultaneously developing frameworks for considering these capabilities, tools for improving their measurement, and analyses of educational approaches to support opportunities today.
Annenberg works closely with the Rhode Island Department of Education, as well as with Rhode Island school districts, to create long-term partnerships that improve the quality of schools and the experiences of students while producing nationally impactful research.
Tools for the Field
As part of the Annenberg Institute's Tools for the Field, we test and develop programs and tools aimed to equalize and improve educational opportunities and to support more relevant and generative research on education. Tips·by·Text
are two examples of this work.