Education Policy Center
Education is a cornerstone of our society. Without it, everything from our greatest advancements to our most basic needs would not be possible. We need education to grow, to inspire us, to prepare us for careers, and to guide us through our lives. Early education sets the foundation for a child’s future. Every child deserves a strong foundation from which to grow and learn, but unfortunately, in Arizona, our education system is suffering.
At the University of Arizona College of Education, we are working to raise the standard of PK-12 and higher education for our state. In order to help inform the public and policymakers in Arizona, we are developing an Education Policy Center (EPC) that will enable us to share education policy research to inform the community and be a key resource for policymakers. We will be the only university-based center in the state dedicated to policy issues of PK-12+ education.
Education outcomes in our state underscore a critical need for change and EPC is dedicated to providing objective research to help inform that change. By focusing on pressing education policy issues, EPC will provide policymakers research-supported strategies to ensure access and equity in education.
To that end, EPC will fulfill the mission of the College of Education by providing