Always Improving.

We are building an engine for scalable impact in education.

Our Mission

Education research has a serious problem when it comes to translating ideas into practices. Concepts that are often untested at scale become fads that educators are required to implement in their classrooms without proper training, and students end up suffering the consequences. Promising research is left in the dust when the “Next Big Thing” comes along and policy makers repeat the cycle.

Our mission at PERTS is to improve the equity of learning outcomes by bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and implementation practices. We believe that properly scaling educational research can empower schools to reduce inequity and create better experiences for students and teachers.


Bring research innovations into practice

We bridge the gap between research and practice by translating research findings into practical solutions. These solutions can be quickly implemented to serve large numbers of historically underserved students.

Learn from implementations to grow impact

While supporting the dissemination of research-based innovations, PERTS gathers essential data on their outcomes. That data teaches us how to faithfully and sustainably grow the reach of these innovations and maximize their impact on educational equity.

Our work

Our work reaches hundreds of thousands of students across the nation. Learn more about individual projects and research.

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Our team


Laura Stahl

Director of Operations

Sarah Gripshover

Director of Research

Chris Macrander

(PERTS Co-Founder)

Jacquie Beaubien

Senior Program Manager

Rachel Herter

Program Associate

Abby Howard

Research Coordinator

Nashalys Rodriguez

Research Coordinator

Rumen Iliev

Senior Analyst

Daniel Greene

Program Associate

Matt Kandler

UI Developer


Carissa Romero

(PERTS Co-Founder)

Camille Farrington

Senior Research Associate
UChicago Consortium

Jason Okonofua

Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University

Ben Haley

Data Scientist
Khan Academy
(PERTS Co-Founder)

Susana Claro

Doctoral Candidate
Stanford University

Eric Smith

Doctoral Candidate
Stanford University

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Our sponsors

Our work is generously supported by the following organizations.