Education

CNA Education helps policymakers and practitioners improve the quality of public education by providing critical decision-making support.

Our approach combines the scientific rigor of a research institution with a firsthand understanding of education issues and their real-world implications. We solve problems with objective scientific methods, evidence-based analysis, on-scene field experience, and absolute data integrity.

Through this unique approach, we assist a diverse range of stakeholders – from state and federal policymakers to higher education institutions to foundations and associations to districts and schools. Our team’s extensive experience with applied research, experimental trials, program evaluation, and technical assistance allows us to provide our clients with clear, credible analysis and actionable solutions.

CNA Education operates the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia, part of a network of ten laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. REL Appalachia provides extensive technical assistance and research support to educators and policymakers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.