Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice

CEI Leads Schools to Excellence

The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) is a nonprofit providing leadership in identifying, sharing, and applying 21st century innovations in learning in the areas of rigor in the classroom; neuroscience; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and Heart Centered Education (our signature approach to social emotional learning focusing on compassion, courage, confidence, consciousness, and community). CEI is a nonprofit with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status in the United States.

CEI's approach is based on input from school principal advisors as well as our environmental scans and conversations with psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, engineers, scientists, other researchers, and policymakers. We advise principals, teachers, leadership teams, and districts on the most effective ways to implement evidence-based best practices to “fast track” academic progress and close the gap between what is known about student achievement and what is practiced in schools. CEI also collaborates with other researchers, private companies, and government agencies to build more bridges to educational excellence. Bolstered by the support we received from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the NAESP Foundation, we are grateful for their continuing support.

Free Tool for Teachers
CEI is pleased to release Heart Beaming: Positive Stress Relieving Exercises for Use in the Classroom, a free tool for teachers for reducing stress and more.


Tax-Deductible Giving
Please take a minute to make a tax-deductible holiday donation and help CEI fund basic operational costs as we advance 21st Century leading and learning.