The mission of the Education Policy Program is to capitalize on major ideas and best principles from both business and government, and to enhance education innovations and performance in the United States.


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Richard Light

Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning, HGSE

Our Activities

The First Generation Forum engages highly selective campuses in a search for sustained ways to help first generation students on each campus to succeed.


Enhancing educational achievement broadly in American universities has become more important as American students must increasingly compete in a global labor market.