About Us

The Astra Center for Innovative Education, a program of the Astra Foundation, affirms the critical and foundational role that relationships play in learning.  We are committed to promoting engagement-based and student-centered education and educational reforms so that all students get what is rightfully theirs: an education that prepares them to be thoughtful, joyful, critical thinkers and citizens in a complex world.  

We are currently engaged in a project with the Center for Inspired Teaching, researching engagement-based teaching practices and developing professional development that will broaden the use of those practices.