Center for P-16 Research & Collaboration

Indiana University is committed to the success of Indiana’s students, and through the IU School of Education and the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration (P-16 Center), IU is an active partner in improving education for K-12 students in Indiana’s under-resourced school districts.

Through the Pathways to Success partnership initiative, IU faculty and staff work directly with school leaders, teachers, and students to:

  • Improve teacher quality through professional development
  • Strengthen principal capacity for school leadership
  • Enhance student engagement in schools
  • Increase academic achievement
  • Raise high school graduation rates
  • Open pathways to postsecondary education and 21st century careers
School-University Partnerships

The P-16 Center collaborates with schools and their district administration to design and implement plans for improving education that are tailored specifically to the schools’ needs and goals. Some partnerships focus on improving teacher quality through professional development, such as Shoring Up STEM Education in Lake County, while others may serve students more directly through campus visits and scholarship opportunities.

One of the key initiatives for the School of Education and P-16 Center is the Pathways to Success partnerships. Phase I of the Pathways initiative included successful partnerships with Gary Community School Corporation, South Bend Community Schools, and Indianapolis Public Schools. Phase II of the Pathways initiative, initiated in 2012, focuses on establishing new, long-term partnerships with several Indiana high schools that serve large numbers of students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in higher education. In our work with schools, we engage the expertise of Indiana University’s world-class faculty on its multiple campuses and partner with parents, business, nonprofit, and other community education stakeholders to develop and implement school-specific plans to raise student achievement and college-going rates for students.

A second key initiative, the Effective Leaders Academy, is a joint venture between the IU School of Education and the IU Kelley School of Business to prepare change-oriented leader teams to spearhead school improvement efforts. Fusing state-of-the-art thinking and best practices from both business and education, the Academy provides training, curriculum, and wrap-around services to support leadership teams in low-performing schools for developing and implementing context-specific plans for school improvement.

Contact Us

For more information about how to partner with us, contact:

Center for P–16 Research and Collaboration
IU School of Education, Wright Education Building 2112
201 North Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8786
Fax: (812) 856-8245