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Center for K-16 Education Policy and Research

The mission of The Center for K-16 Education Policy and Research, founded in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington, is to produce and disseminate cutting-edge research on K-16 education to inform education policy and practice. We are guided by the belief that educational leadership and opportunity are strengthened by research that takes systemic, integrated approaches to understanding persistent problems across the educational continuum.

Center Objectives

Access and Success

Access and Success focuses on educational opportunities and achievement across multiple sectors of education, for example:

  • Academic achievement
  • College access, choice and readiness
  • Educational transitions
  • Enrollment services
  • Legal issues in educational opportunity
  • Student persistence
  • Student retention
  • Transitions to the workforce
K-16 Perspectives

K-16 Perspectives focuses on theorizing what "K-16" might mean and how any such framework might be operationalized in practice, policy and research, for example:

  • Alignment across K-12 and postsecondary institutions
  • K-16 educational reform and legislation
  • Systemically integrated paradigms for educational research
  • Partnerships between K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions and communities

Leadership focuses on the practice and experience of administration across multiple sectors of education, for example:

  • Gender and educational adminitration
  • Gender and postsecondary education administration
  • Legal issues in educational administration
  • Management principles in student affairs
  • Management principles in community college administration
  • Principal preparation
  • Professional development
  • Women leaders in education