Educational Research

The LAS Educational Research (LASER) Center supports action research and curriculum work as professional development for the LAS faculty. Each year we accept proposals from faculty members that outline innovative projects with a goal of developing new curriculum, improving school life and our systems of student assessment, and investigating strategies in teaching and learning. We call these innovative faculty members Resident Scholars. 

We also reach out to creative professionals in education- consultants, professors, and content specialists. These Visiting Scholars work on their own research projects alongside our own faculty, learning and leading, and presenting their findings to the school community. 

The LASER Center initiatives are supported by Director Paul Magnuson and Associate Director Dan Patton. If you have further questions about LASER, please contact Paul at

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