The Frontline Research and Learning Institute works with renowned thought leaders, research organizations and practitioners both within and outside of the K-12 education community.
These institutions and individuals share a vested interest in the improvement of education practices and systems through the analysis of relevant data.
Those who are working with the Frontline Research and Learning Institute will assist in topic selection, research methodology, analysis and evaluation processes to ensure the integrity and scale of our published reports.

Johns Hopkins University

Center for Research and Reform in Education
  Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Ross
Founded 135 years ago as America’s first research university, Johns Hopkins University is among the world’s great resources for education, discovery, and public service. Collaboration across academic disciplines and the various campuses, and with colleagues and organizations outside the University, is commonplace. This type of enriching interaction stimulates creativity and innovation, and often leads to exceptional insights and research breakthroughs.
The John Hopkins Center for Research and Reform in Education includes six Ph.D.’s and nine other research and support staff engaged in a wide range of research with a primary focus on K-12 youth from high-poverty communities. CRRE principal investigators are full-time researchers who are free to focus on high-quality longitudinal research, including many randomized and matched field experiments.
Primary Work with Frontline Research and Learning Institute:

  • Corroboration and validation of client questions

  • Provision of critical feedback regarding research goals and tools

  • Development of research/evaluation reports

  • Creative dissemination of research to the JHU network

  • Technical assistance in data analysis and evaluation

“We are incredibly excited to provide research and technical assistance to the Frontline Research and Learning Institute,” said Dr. Steven Ross, Principle Investigator at the Johns Hopkins University CRRE. “The richness of the data set and its national reach are ideal for the work we plan to execute and the impact our findings will have in the K-12 education community.”

BLOG POST | By Steven Ross, Ph.D  

Time to Re-Develop Professional Development

It’s no secret that professional learning is crucial to improving teaching practice. So why isn’t educator satisfaction with PD higher than it is? Dr. Steven Ross highlights a recent report from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute that examines the state of professional learning today.

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