About the Research Network
The Research Network aims to bring the latest strategies for character development to schools. Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that character strengths like self-control, curiosity, humility, and empathy are as important as IQ and socioeconomic status to the success and well-being of students and their communities. Although character strengths are malleable, surprisingly little is known about how they can be intentionally cultivated.
The Research Network seeks to close the gap between science and practice. By gathering data on the effectiveness of promising research ideas, we can determine the most impactful ways to cultivate the strengths students need to thrive.
How the Research Network works
The Research Network is a consortium of innovative schools around the country. It enables schools to work collaboratively with leading scientists to conduct more sophisticated research—research that is student-centered and school mission-aligned.
Educators make the science happen