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Creating Pathways for Success

How can we ensure all students—particularly those traditionally underserved—have access to excellent math and science education? At the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin, this question has inspired our vision and guided our work for more than 20 years.

Every day, our team works with educators, administrators, policymakers, and other partners to dismantle barriers in education systems while creating and scaling the types of math and science education innovations that support student success.

Support at Every Level

Drawing from more than two decades of research and experience, our work centers on K–16 mathematics and science education with an emphasis on strategies for improving student engagement, motivation, persistence, and achievement. Our work includes:

  • Communication: We advocate for rigorous academic standards and help local education systems build their capacity so that all students can master the content and practices described in these standards.
  • Collaboration: We convene networks, provide sustained technical assistance, and collaborate with states and districts to develop tools and professional learning to support educators.
  • Innovation: We identify stumbling blocks for students and develop professional learning to support instructors. Our innovative courses, resources, and tools encourage persistence, reshape academic identities, and build critical skills and knowledge.


Discover more about the Dana Center and our work across K-12 and Higher Education.

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