National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching (NCREST)

Who We Are

NCREST works with educators, policymakers, community groups and other organizations to improve schools and transform education systems. Founded in 1990 by Linda Darling-Hammond and Ann Lieberman, Director Thomas Hatch leads NCREST’s current efforts help all those engaged in education to reimagine, create, and sustain more powerful and equitable learning environments. NCREST is affiliated with the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University. 

What We Do

NCREST carries out research and development projects that address the fundamental changes in learning, teaching, curriculum, assessment, parent and community engagement, and administration that comprehensive school improvement demands. As part of the work, NCREST produces a wide range of publications and  images of practice that can be used to fuel educational reform efforts and support professional learning. NCREST also shares news and research on educational change around the world via International Education News.

Featured Publication

“New possibilities for schooling are most likely to take off when their goals, capacity demands, and values fit the common needs, existing capabilities, and prevailing conditions in the schools and communities where they’re supposed to work” — Thomas Hatch

Read more in “ We will now resume our regular programming” from the Journal of Educational Change and The Education We Need for a Future We Can’t Predict.

Featured Projects


Filter(s) Applied:
Displaying {{totalItems}} {{unit}}
Page {{currentPage}} / {{totalPages}}
No Matching Content Found!
International Education News

The Latest from International Education News

What's new, what's good, and what's effective in education around the world

Practices, Programs and Policies for Instructional Coaching: Lead the Change Interviews with Lynsey Gibbons, Abby Reisman, Jacy Ippolito, Rita M. Bean, and Sarah L. Woulfin

This week, IEN explores what  instructional coaching with teachers look like from “micro-“ and “macro-perspectives.” This post is the first in a series featuring excerpts of interviews with presenters participating in the Educational Change Special Interest Group sessions at the upcoming Annual … Continue reading

A Conversation with Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves about The Age of Identity

This week, IEN features a conversation with Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves about their new book: The Age of Identity: Who Do Our Kids Think They Are . . . and How Do We Help Them Belong?. Shirley is a … Continue reading

Education System (Re)Building for Equity and Social Justice (Part 2): Lead the Change Interviews with Amelia Peterson and Maria Teresa Tatto

This week’s post features the work of Amelia Peterson and Maria Teresa Tatto. They are two of the participants in this month’s issue of Lead the Change (LtC), which brings together interviews with four members of a virtual convening on Education System (Re)Building … Continue reading

Education System (Re)Building for Equity and Social Justice (Part 1): Lead the Change Interviews with Phương Minh Lương and Tine S. Prøitz

This week’s post features the work of Phương Minh Lương and Tine S. Prøitz. They are two of the participants in this month’s issue of Lead the Change, which brings together interviews with four members of a virtual convening on … Continue reading

Hirokazu Yokota on aggressive education reforms to change the “grammar of schooling” in Toda City (part 2)

In the second part of this 2-part interview, Hirokazu Yokota shares what he’s learned from his experience working on a municipality-led educational reform effort in Japan. In the first part of the interview, Yokota describes the background and key elements of … Continue reading

Follow us on Social Media

Loading...

Tweet by @ {{item.user_screen_name}}

{{parseDateToFromNow(item.source_created_at)}} - View Post

Instagram Post by @ {{item.user_screen_name}}

{{parseDateToFromNow(item.source_created_at)}} - View Post

Facebook Post by @ {{item.user_screen_name}}

{{parseDateToFromNow(item.source_created_at)}} - View Post

LinkedIn Post by @ {{item.user_screen_name}}

{{parseDateToFromNow(item.source_created_at)}} - View Post

Back to skip to quick links