Research and Evaluation


CRECE provides equity-focused, partnership-driven research and program evaluation with the goal of supporting our partners in understanding their educational context and improving existing programs, particularly in service of marginalized students. CRECE facilitates the sharing the findings of collaborative research through an annual leadership institute, website, educator briefs, and faculty/student publications. 

Awards and Research Funding:

  • Ruth Lowe Fund: based on a generous donation from Prof. emeritus Emily Brizendine, in honor of her late mother, CRECE is proud to offer funding for research related expenses for our EDD students in their third year.  Link to News Article

Related Projects: 

  • Hayward Unified School District STEAM Buildings: In 2017, Hayward Unified School District approved a plan to build a STEAM building at each of the three comprehensive high school campuses, with a focus on integrating the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).  CRECE currently supports Hayward Unified School District as they develop and implement STEAM instruction in new state-of-the-art buildings that will open in September 2020.  This support has been ongoing over the last four years and includes supporting the design of internal spaces, planning of teacher professional development, design of courses and curriculum, and evaluation of implementation.  Lead: Dr. Kathryn Hayes.
  • Supporting CSUEB Students:  Evaluation of the New Math Program: Despite existing support programs, the graduation rates of students at Cal State East Bay are among the lowest in the CSU. To tackle this issue, the CSU Chancellor’s office has issued statewide orders to find a more equitable approach to supporting student college readiness. This project is a robust evaluation of CSU East Bay’s response to this policy, a math co-requisite and student-supported lab. Lead: Dr. Kathryn Hayes 


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              Department of Educational Leadership                     
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd Hayward.
Director: Kathryn Hayes, Ph.D., Professor