We work to understand what motivates students to enroll and what helps them succeed — in school and life. Education and training play an essential role in helping people improve their lives and secure good jobs. And yet, many Americans lack confidence that education is worth the cost or provides a strong connection to careers. Our research helps policymakers and education providers learn what education consumers — people deciding if and how they will invest themselves in education — need most.
Our work drives new solutions that help policymakers and education providers deliver high-value education and training for people who have been systemically underserved, who have stopped out, or who are not enrolling in postsecondary programs in the first place. By listening to learners and understanding what they need, we all can help them succeed in education, work, and life.
In addition to direct partnerships, the center supports the field through ongoing surveys and other research, including:
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