Founded in 2010, the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy which seeks to bring together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and the competitiveness of labor in an era of globalization.
The mission of the Center is fourfold:
- to provide rigorous and timely research to inform the design of education policy targeted to improving educational outcomes and the economic competitiveness of American workers in an increasingly globalized world;
- to promote the exchange of ideas that inform policy decisions regarding educational policy and workforce competitiveness;
- to foster the development of data related to these efforts;
- to provide a setting where faculty and students transcend disciplinary boundaries to engage in collaborative, evidence-based inquiry.