IES Director’s Blog Post

Mark Schneider, director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), shares in his blog post the new vision of IES to “Innovate in Education Sciences” and the most recent efforts to create an Advanced Research Projects Agency in Education (ARPA-ED). Without the passage of the NEED Act, which called for the creation of the National Center for Advanced Development in Education (NCADE) within IES, Dr. Schneider discusses the next possible steps utilizing current funds. The post discusses improving current programs, building programs for the future state of education research and development, staffing IES with the correct mindset captured by the Heilmeier Catechism, and influencing the field to harness the power of AI. The new innovative-focused unit of IES has been internally dubbed “BabyCADE”, with IES open to suggestions for an official new name.