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NEPC's Blog Post of the Day features a selection of interesting and insightful blog posts that apply a researcher perspective to important education policy issues. The views expressed by the bloggers are entirely their own. If you have read or written a research-related blog that you would like to have considered for reposting as a Blog Post of the Day, please email us at

NEPC Initiatives

NEPC organizes initiatives to inform education policy discussions and close opportunity gaps for young people.

Schools of Opportunity

The Schools of Opportunity project recognizes schools that serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity.

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Closing the Opportunity Gap brings together top experts who offer evidence-based essays that paint a powerful picture of denied opportunities. They also describe sensible, research-based policy approaches to enhance opportunities.

Price of Opportunity

What would it cost to lift all U.S. children up, either through Great-Equalizer public schools or through social and economic policies that attend directly to the out-of-school obstacles students and their families face?

Research Hub for Youth Organizing

The Research Hub for Youth Organizing supports young people’s capacity to claim power and create more just communities through field-driven research. The project is a collaboration between CU Engage and NEPC.

Spend It on Schools

Spend It on Schools is an online game where visitors can clearly see how resources shortfalls for public education result from political choices to prioritize other expenditures.

NEPC Resources: Topics and Experts

Topical Resources: It’s easy to find all of the NEPC publications related to your topic of interest listed in one place by using the drop-down menu below.

Experts: NEPC Fellows have a wide range of expertise bearing on education policy issues. They also have considerable experience speaking with members of the media, policy makers, and community members about their work. Search for topic-area experts using the drop-down menu below, and feel free to contact a fellow directly.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), a university research center housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, sponsors research, produces policy briefs, and publishes expert third-party reviews of think tank reports. NEPC publications are written in accessible language and are intended for a broad audience that includes academic experts, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Our goal is to provide high-quality information in support of democratic deliberation about education policy.