The University of New Mexico’s Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR), a group dedicated to finding solutions to the education problems in New Mexico, has announced a formal name change to UNM Cradle to Career Policy Institute (CCPI).

According to CCPI, the new name more accurately reflects the research provided to the community and to partners, whose interests range from early childhood to workforce-related education data and policy.

The name change also supports other governance changes for CCPI, including a shift into the UNM College of Arts and Sciences and a physical move to the Jonson Gallery Building, near the intersection of Las Lomas and Yale.

“Though much is changing, our core mission and values are not,” said Meriah Heredia-Griego, CCPI director. “We remain committed to conducting interdisciplinary applied research, meeting a critical need for policy analysis and research, data infrastructure development, data analysis, and high-quality research-based evaluation services.”

CCPI will continue the service, research, and teaching mission of the University by using social science frameworks and methods to study education policy and policies affecting the well-being of children and families.

For more information about current projects and services, visit Cradle to Career Policy Institute.

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