Center for the Future of Public Education

Our History

The Center for the Future of Public Education (CFPE), a nonprofit organization, began in the early 1990s as the administrator of the Mid-California Science Improvement Program, a 10-year effort funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to improve science education using the Kovalik ITI (Integrated Thematic Instruction) model, first in Monterey County then expanding into five other counties from the Bay Area to El Dorado. From these roots in California, its mission has moved from Arizona to Washington State and is now returning to California.

As Susan Kovalik is retiring for the fifth (and we believe the last!) time, the Center for Effective Learning has closed its doors and passed its mission to us. Thus, the Center for the Future of Public Education is now the sole provider of training in the Highly Effective Teaching model (HET).

Through CFPE you will continue to have access to the full range of HET professional development offerings and expert trainers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to demonstrate the power of using brain research in classrooms and schools by:

  1. Providing training in the HET model (Highly Effective Teaching, previously known as the Kovalik ITI model), keeping it up-to-date with current brain research, and
  2. Creating replicable programs for addressing the needs of underachieving learners, K-14, by effective first teaching, thus eliminating the need, and cost, for remediation.

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Center for the Future of Public Education
PO Box 2989
Paso Robles, CA 93447


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