About EdInsights

Our Role

EdInsights is devoted to student success and the public benefits of education. Our mission is to inform and improve policymaking and practice for K-12 education, community colleges, and public universities. We do this through policy research, program evaluation, and two statewide initiatives. We focus on issues relevant to California and the nation. EdInsights is located at California State University, Sacramento.

 

How we help

EdInsights helps educators and policymakers create better, more equitable experiences and outcomes for students in three primary ways:

 

Creating new knowledge

EdInsights conducts rigorous research, develops new insights, and applies this knowledge to make sense of the complex forces and ideas at work in education. We support good decisions for states, systems, institutions, and schools by clarifying options and teasing out implications grounded in research, evaluation, and analysis. We make information accessible to all who can use it to advance student success.

 

Connecting across systems

The systems that shape student success involve many individuals, institutions, and regions. EdInsights brings people together to facilitate learning, information sharing, and strategic action. In this role, we identify gaps and opportunities to improve policy and practice across systems.

 

Guiding cycles of improvement

EdInsights provides expertise and assistance through all stages of education policy and practice development—from inception to implementation, evaluation to refinement.

How We Work

EdInsights helps support student success by providing the following capabilities to our partners in education, philanthropy, and government.

Policy research

We conduct applied research to create bodies of knowledge on key issues relevant to student success. Our qualitative and quantitative studies are enriched by our understanding of contextual issues that affect our education system, including student perspectives.

Program evaluation

We evaluate programs to assess active policies and practices that feed cycles of continuous improvement and to understand the effects of public investments on institutional change. We conduct formative and summative evaluations and partner to help those involved understand results and apply lessons learned.

Statewide initiatives

We manage two statewide initiatives to bring people together, build knowledge and leadership, and support student success: The CSU Student Success Network and the California Education Policy Fellowship Program.

Our Funders

Our People

EdInsights has deep expertise in applied policy research, analysis and development, as well as research and design, evaluation, writing and communications.

Breaunna Alexander

Breaunna Alexander

Research Associate

Lowela Anunciacion

Lowela Anunciacion

Finance & Operations Director

Jaquelyn Caro-Sena

Jaquelyn Caro-Sena

Research Associate

Rachel Croopnick

Rachel Croopnick

Graduate Assistant

Elizabeth Delgado

Elizabeth Delgado

Project Analysis

Madeleine R. Kerrick

Madeleine R. Kerrick

Evaluation Director

Dylan Lohmeyer

Dylan Lohmeyer

Finance & Operations Coordinator

Kalifa Madden

Kalifa Madden

Communications Manager

Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore

Assistant Director

Jasmine Nguyen

Jasmine Nguyen

Research Assistant

Joanlyn Ocampo

Joanlyn Ocampo

Project Analyst

Connie Tan

Connie Tan

Regional Director

Terra Thorne

Terra Thorne

Director of Statewide Initiatives

Keena Walters

Keena Walters

Graduate Assistant

Andrea Venezia

Andrea Venezia

Executive Director

Faculty Fellows

Dr. Robert Gabriner

Dr. Robert Gabriner

Dr. Bianca Mothé

Dr. Bianca Mothé

Senior Fellows

Kathy Reeves Bracco

Kathy Reeves Bracco

Melinda Karp

Melinda Karp

Thad Nodine

Thad Nodine

Dr. Cynthia Schrager

Dr. Cynthia Schrager