On June 10th-11th, Drs. Cynthia Barron, Shelby Cosner, and Kristine Schutz represented UIC at the inaugural EdPrep Lab convening. The Education Preparation Laboratory is a collaboration between Bank Street College (New York, NY) and the Education Policy Institute to develop and “ensure that new teachers and leaders are able to provide all K-12 students with deeper, equity-based learning opportunities grounded in the science of learning.” Only fifteen preparation programs across the country were selected to form this professional learning community. Of the universities selected, ten were teacher preparation programs and five were leadership preparation.