About Us

The Bay Area Research Group, in operation since 1978, studies public education in the United States, focusing on efforts to improve teaching and learning in districts and schools serving students at risk of failure. Areas of emphasis include organizational change, capacity building, uses of evidence, and professional learning communities. Dr. Jane L. David is the director and has led research and evaluation studies for numerous foundations, districts, non-profit organizations, as well as state and federal agencies. Recent publications include Cutting Through the Hype: The Essential Guide to School Reform by (Harvard Education Press, 2010) with Larry Cuban. She also writes a bi-monthly research column for Educational Leadership.

In the future we will make our reports and links to published articles, book chapters, and books available on this site.