Evidence-Based Education
Synergistic Education Solutions (SES) works directly with educators, professional and parent organizations, and publishers to improve student learning and achievement in our nationís schools. SES offers services that focus on the integration of evidence-based assessment and instructional programs, professional development for teachers and educational leaders, and strategies for the implementation of effective programs. SES works closely with education leaders at state and federal levels in developing initiatives and policies that are informed by current research and assists institutions of higher education in building graduate programs that enhance the teaching effectiveness and leadership abilities of education professionals.

About Dr. G. Reid Lyon
Dr. G. Reid Lyon has over 30 years of experience as a public school educator, professor, research scientist, psychologist, and policymaker. Prior to his most recent position as Executive Vice President for Research and Evaluation at Higher Ed Holdings, Dr. Lyon was the Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch within National Institute of Child Health and Human development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1992 until 2005. In 2006 Dr. Lyon was named one of the ten most influential people in American education during the last decade by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center (Education Week) for his work in ensuring that scientific research occupies a central role in educational practices and policy. He was recently appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Education Leadership and Policy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a Distinguished Scientist in the School of Brain and Behavior Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas.    more