Massachusetts is known as a leader in providing education policymakers with research findings that they can use to improve policy and practices. The state’s Office of Planning and Research, within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), takes a multifaceted approach:
- Design a proactive research agenda, also known as a learning agenda
- Increase internal capacity for research
- Create partnerships with external researchers
To learn more, we are joined by Carrie Conaway (@clconaway), the Chief Strategy and Research Officer of the ESE. She leads the 15 person Office of Planning and Research.