The Kansas City Center for Educational Research and Development is a new start-up effort to bring current and prospective professional educators into the exciting aspect of research and development.  This effort is being initiated as a collaboration between Emporia State University Teachers College and Curriculum Leadership Institute.

The current semester brings together great minds who have been impacted by the recent Gallup poll suggesting lack of teacher engagement may be a larger problem in the field of education than we have acknowledged to this point.  Attention may need to be dedicated to this problem with demonstrated solutions offered as suggestions.