Welcome to the Center for Educational Improvement

The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) partners with leaders in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), neuroscience, and social emotional learning to advance 21st Century learning in schools. We focus on innovations, building exemplary schools and principals, conducting workshops, and undertaking research to create exemplary learning environments.

Our upcoming workshop series with the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools, "Full STEAM Ahead: A workshop series for Early Childhood Educators" will offer solutions on cultivating student interest, and how-to guidance on the use of digital applications to further student inquiry. Our goal: To help school leaders prioritize STEM/STEAM learning, beginning at the preschool level, as a key strategy for developing in children a sense of wonder, alongside methodologies for creative problem-solving that will benefit them throughout their academic careers.

Learn more about CEI's 21st Century Learning Rubric . This 55-page rubric is a guide for school leaders and teachers that offers best practices for infusing peace, justice, cultural competence, neuroscience, STEM, and heart centered education across the curriculum. The rubric is a resource for planning, implementing and monitoring 21st Century learning.

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.