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College & Career Readiness System
We're not just trying to make small, incremental improvements. We're trying to redesign the educational system as a whole. Learn More
Think. Know. Act. Go.
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Metacognitive Learning Skills
EPIC is rethinking the notion of "noncognitive" skills. Learn More
EPIC combines research with practical experience to prepare educators for successful implementation of the Common Core. Learn More
Educators are on the front lines, entrusted to ensure the preparation of students as they emerge from high school, and empower them for success for whatever paths they may choose. EPIC has spent a decade developing the expertise needed to equip educators with the knowledge and practical tools they need to improve college and career readiness for their students. You are invited to browse our site at your leisure, but the following links are particularly recommended for educators.
Policy makers are empowered to steer the course of college and career readiness for students within their spheres of influence, whether making decisions for an individual school, district, state, or even federal-level policies. EPIC has worked to develop expertise in research, consulting, tool and resource development, and more, all with the singular purpose of improving college and career readiness. You are invited to browse our site at your leisure, but the following links are particularly recommended for policy makers.
EPIC's partners choose to work with our organization for many reasons and to meet a variety of needs. EPIC has a proven record of success with requests for proposals, research opportunities, and consulting opportunities with a great variety of partners. EPIC welcomes you to browse our site to meet your needs, but the following links are particularly recommended for prospective partners.
Jazz progression & skills acquisition - from tinkering to practice to flow. Our own Sarah Collins Lench blogs on EdWeek online.
Dr. Conley's New Book on College, Careers, and the Common Core Available Now!
Dr. David Conley is pleased to announce his latest book for the educational community, Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Written for all educators (with the spotlight on those at the secondary level) this important resource shows teachers and school leaders alike how they can get students ready for college and careers, while simultaneously preparing them for the Common Core assessments. Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core is based on numerous research studies conducted by education expert David T. Conley and insights gained from his work with dozens of effective high schools. The book offers techniques and strategies for teaching the Common Core State Standards in ways that result in improved learning for all students.
The book is now available online and in stores!