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Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

 43 Foundry Avenue
 Waltham, MA 02453
[P] (617) 969-7100
[F] (617) 969-5979
www.edc.org
[email protected]
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INCORPORATED: 1958
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2241718

LAST UPDATED: 01/05/2017
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries.

Mission Statement

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2013 to Sept 30, 2014
Projected Income $160,728,000.00
Projected Expense $160,241,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Online Course Design Training
  • Online/Blended Learning Training

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries.

Background Statement

EDC was founded in 1958 by university scholars and researchers who saw the need for an independent, free-standing institution that could bring together academics and teachers, business and community leaders, creative artists, and talented researchers to reform science and mathematics curricula. That collaborative, inclusive spirit has remained a guiding force for our work throughout the years.

Impact Statement

Adding to its work in more than 30 countries, EDC began new programs in Guyana, Zambia, and the Philippines and continued a large-scale program to upgrade teacher training throughout Pakistan. Domestic accomplishments included development of a math curriculum for students with disabilities and creation of a new law and justice curriculum for high schools. Goals for the coming year include continuing to work with public-sector and private partners, to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communication technologies, and civic engagement. EDC will conduct research and training and develop educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from small seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.

 


Needs Statement

Primary needs include continued funding to support our existing initiatives and to expand and develop additional programs to improve education, health, and international development.

CEO Statement

"Every day, in our research and development work, we witness people of all ages, in all regions of the world, replacing dogma with questions, rote with curiosity, lethargy with excitement, resignation with opportunity."

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

INTERNATIONAL
NATIONAL
EDC manages projects in all 50 states and in 30 countries.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Educational Services
  2. Youth Development - Management & Technical Assistance
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Online Course Design Training

EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online provides a custom online course development for school districts, states, non-profits and other organizations in Massachusetts and across the country to enable them to build online and blended learning programs that meet their needs.

Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Population Served Adults K-12 (5-19 years) US
Program Short-Term Success  Learners will have new opportunities to learn and collaborate with colleagues through flexible online courses developed by EDC that provide high quality content focused on key themes in US history. For example, EDC has been working with the Newton, MA public schools and a consortium of 6 schools districts for the past 3 years to design a series of online courses on key themes in US history which will enable collaborative learning for high school social science teachers across these districts in a flexible online format.
Program Long-Term Success 

Teachers will be able to introduce new curriculum and projects based focused on central themes in US History as a result of participation in the online professional development courses.

Program Success Monitored By 

Program success is monitored by feedback from local organization stakeholders on course designs, data collection on participation levels and online course discussions, post-course surveys of course participants, and a reviews of projects participants create based on what they learned in the courses.

Examples of Program Success  EDC provided custom online course development in math and literacy for middle and high teachers for e-Learning for Educators, a consortium of 10 states focused on building state online professional development programs.   Data from an experimental study conducted by Boston College of over 300 teachers who participated in 3 math or 3 English Language Arts courses developed by EDC for this project demonstrated significant impact of these online courses on teacher content knowledge, pedagogical practices and on their students’ learning.  

Online/Blended Learning Training

EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online provides training for educators from school districts, states and other organizations in Massachusetts and across the country to enable them to provide online or blended learning opportunities for their students.

Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Distance Education
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) US
Program Short-Term Success 

Students will have new opportunities receive flexible, differentiated instruction and learning opportunities through participating in a variety of online or blended learning courses designed to meet their needs. For example, EDC has worked with multiple districts and educational organizations in Massachusetts (including the Boston Public Schools and The Education Collaborative) and across the country (including the Louisiana Department of Education, New York City Public Schools and Alabama Department of Education) to prepare teachers to provide online or blended instruction for their students. As a result of the training, hundreds of teachers were able to engage their students in 21st Century Learning by offering instruction and activities in online or blended learning environments.

Program Long-Term Success 

Educational organizations will be able to extend the learning opportunities of their students by providing instructors skilled in teaching in online and/or blended classroom environment using a variety of teaching strategies that aid in personalizing learning to meet the individual learning needs of their students.

 

Program Success Monitored By 

Program success is monitored in several ways, including through course data on participation levels and online course discussions, post-course surveys of participant learning and course experiences, and through a review of final course projects created by participants based on what they learned in the training.

Examples of Program Success 

EDC provided training for The Education Cooperative (TEC), a regional collaborative comprised of 16 school districts in the Metrowest area of Boston to prepare teachers to design online courses for their students, building TEC’s capacity to respond to the needs of the member districts to provide accessible online learning for students. TEC Online Academy now includes over forty online courses designed and taught by local teachers for hundreds of students across the member districts. As Superintendents have witnessed the professional learning that has occurred, the quality of courses developed, and the impact on students in the courses taught by the teachers who have been through the training, they have realized that all of their teachers could benefit from this opportunity. This has led to a three year professional development plan with a much more significant focus on blended learning. 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

EDC's major program areas include communications technology, formal and informal education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation and civic engagement.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Luther S. Luedtke Ph.D.
CEO Term Start Apr 2006
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Luther S. Luedtke is president and chief executive officer of EDC. Since his appointment in 2006, Mr. Luedtke has led EDC’s organization-wide strategic planning process, overseeing development of its new management structure and three programmatic divisions of work. Prior to coming to EDC, Luedtke was President of California Lutheran University and professor and administrator in English, American Studies, and Journalism at the University of Southern California. At various times, he has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Germany, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar and Director of the American Studies Research Centre in India, and a Resident Scholar with the U.S. Information Agency. He has consulted widely for the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and other private and governmental bodies and is widely published in the fields of American literature and history and international relations. He received a bachelor of arts from Gustavus Adolphus College and a doctorate in American civilization from Brown University.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Janet Whitla Jan 1981 Mar 2006
Joseph Stavenhagen Jan 1976 Dec 1980

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Joanne Brady Senior Vice President and Director, Learning and Teaching Division --
Cheryl Hoffman-Bray Vice President, Chief Financial Officer --
Larry Lai Senior Vice President and Director, International Development Division --
Dr. Luther S. Luedtke Ph.D. President --
Siobhan Murphy Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning --
Dr. Lydia O'Donnell Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Director, Health and Human Development Division --
Robert A. Rotner Senior Vice President and Director, Adminstration and Finance Division --
Robert Spielvogel Vice President, Chief Technology Officer --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Beacon Award for Excellence in Education Marketing Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) 2010
Beacon Award for Excellence in Education Marketing Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) 2009
Beacon Award for Excellence in Education Marketing Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) 2007
Beacon Award for Excellence in Education Marketing Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) 2004
Public-Private Partnership Award National Governors Association 2000

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
InterAction - Member 2010
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1,216
Number of Part Time Staff 422
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 20
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1,638
Other (if specified): Non-white US 247; Overseas Cooperating Country Nationals 697
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 1,638

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Automobile Insurance
Business Income
Commercial General Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Extra Expense Insurance
Fiduciary Liability
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Internet Liability Insurance
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence
Accident and Injury Coverage

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Marvin Suomi
Board Chair Company Affiliation KUD International
Board Chair Term Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Anne Bryant Former Executive Director, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Voting
Judy Codding Pearson Voting
Dr. Paul B. Hofmann Hofmann Healthcare Group Voting
Vijay Kumar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Voting
Dr. Luther Luedtke Ph.D. EDC Voting
William MacArthur Brooksville Development Corporation Voting
Robert Peirce Businessman and Nonprofit Director Voting
Vivien Stewart Asia Society Voting
Marvin J. Suomi Community volunteer Voting
Deborah Wadsworth Public Agenda Voting
Gail T.P. Wickes Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 77%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Compensation
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Trusteeship

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2013 to Sept 30, 2014
Projected Income $160,728,000.00
Projected Expense $160,241,000.00
Form 990s

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $194,500,282 $200,164,039 $179,934,194
Total Expenses $192,628,036 $196,778,001 $178,645,145

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $191,433,609 $195,872,285 $175,132,497
    Federal $178,631,240 $179,630,379 $162,369,329
    State $916,513 $571,325 $471,256
    Local $11,885,856 $15,670,581 $12,291,912
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $102,275 $63,937 $159,346
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,579,269 $4,002,032 $4,482,818
Investment Income, Net of Losses $95,580 $46,424 $159,533
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $289,549 $179,361 --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $176,160,720 $179,652,604 $164,103,633
Administration Expense $16,434,577 $17,123,033 $14,541,512
Fundraising Expense $32,739 $2,364 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.02 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 91% 91% 92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $62,948,525 $59,392,946 $47,453,132
Current Assets $44,795,219 $48,256,806 $41,958,176
Long-Term Liabilities $13,407,826 $9,661,934 $590,693
Current Liabilities $30,587,446 $32,650,005 $33,167,470
Total Net Assets $18,953,253 $17,081,007 $13,694,969

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.46 1.48 1.27

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 21% 16% 1%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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