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We are committed to work that contributes to breaking down barriers to opportunity, lifting up individuals and empowering communities to rise and thrive within a democratic society facing an increasingly technological future. We pursue this work knowing this: Education is what drives every profession, every human endeavor.
After a 14-year career in technology, Dalila Dragnić-Cindrić became interested in improving P-12 education while volunteering in her son’s first-grade classroom and seeing the importance of understanding how children learn.
The Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship program is among the first degrees of its kind. The program explores educational technologies, the science of learning and entrepreneurship.
UNC School of Education professor Matthew Springer found that a key to improving struggling schools could be paying retention bonuses to high-performing teachers.