UW Bothell Launches Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR)


Tuesday, August 17, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell announces the launch of the Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR). The Center will work to address the disjuncture that exists between research, policy, and practice.

To do so, the CEDR conducts high-quality research designed to give policymakers the hard evidence they need to make good choices for children.

The CEDR has four guiding principles:  


  • Research is oriented around actionable policy issues
  • Research is independent and objective
  • Research meets high standards for scientific rigor
  • Research findings are made broadly accessible

These guiding principles underpin a unique organization that is independent of any state or federal agencies and thus can tackle politically contentious issues, be an honest-broker, and play a critical friend role to policymakers.

Dan Goldhaber, Director of the CEDR says, “CEDR will work with UW Bothell and the nation’s schools to help move the education enterprise towards being a continuously evolving system where learning from policy variation and adjusting policies based on what is learned is the norm, not the exception."

To learn more about CEDR at UW Bothell, visit www.CEDR.us.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.