Why are laboratory schools reinventing their role in public education? Because research indicates that their potential to positively impact public education is reemerging in a data-driven educational landscape. Capable practitioners of pedagogy collaborating with university faculty remains America's most viable source for both the training of new teachers and the testing of educational theory. Preventing the Extinction of University Laboratory Schools: Surviving and Thriving in a Modern Educational Landscape analyzes current and future challenges faced by lab schools seeking innovative roles to serve the diverse and sometimes divergent needs of their parent institutions. School snapshots describe schools that have both failed and succeeded in undertaking complex change processes to promote sustainability.