Reducing Inequities in Student Education Lab

The Reducing Inequities in Student Education (RISE) Lab investigates ways individual and institutional racial biases impact academic performance, socio-emotional development and identity development. We use a combination of methods to explore how racial biases are perpetuated and how they influence youth from early childhood to adolescence. Through this work, we optimize healthy child development by informing effective interventions, school policy changes and teacher preparation programs.

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Mission & Values

The RISE Lab aims to identify individual and systemic practices contributing to racial inequities in students’ access to positive schooling experiences, and to opportunities that promote academic achievement and social-emotional and identity development.

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We're researching how socio-emotional expressions and experiences shape racial inequities in education, from early childhood through adolescence.

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Our director, graduate students, and collaborators are committed to identifying interventions to support educational access.

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We publish our findings in academic journals and in the news to inform teachers, administrators and public audiences.

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