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through proven pathways.

Leading all learners to excellence

Who We Are

The Capstone Institute is a research, development, and technical assistance center within Howard University. It has a full-time professional staff comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners to include training, curriculum and evaluation specialists, administrators, and support personnel, as well as researchers, faculty associates, and students.

What We Do

We provide students and stakeholders with professional development services, classroom support and technical assistance, tutorial services, psychosocial support, classroom management techniques, and opportunities for community engagement.

How We Do It

Our Talent Quest Model ® operates from a set of seven principles, under the philosophy of Talent Development: “all students can learn in demanding settings with high academic expectations.”

Greetings from Dr. Boykin

We are a research, development, and technical assistance center that is committed to providing services that lead all learners to excellence. On our website, you’ll find information on the services that we provide, our unique model, and our team.

Learn more about what we do, and if you have any questions, please contact us to get in touch with our team

Creating The Opportunity To Learn

In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Dr. A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.

Boykin and Noguera maintain that it is possible to close the achievement gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. Success is founded on equity, but equity involves more than simply ensuring students have equal access to education; equity also entails a focus on outcomes and results.