Graue Part of Project Receiving DreamUp Wisconsin Funding
November 14, 2018
When UW–Madison was selected by Schmidt Futures as part of its Alliance for the American Dream Initiative, the grant came with a significant challenge: Produce innovative ideas for increasing the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10 percent by 2020.
DreamUp Wisconsin, the local implementation effort launched to meet the challenge, has selected 11 proposals, from a total of 46 submitted by teams of community and university partners, which offer innovative ideas to grow and support Dane County’s middle class.
And among those involved with a winning proposal is the School of Education’s Elizabeth Graue, who is collaborating with others on a multi-pronged approach to transform the early childhood and out-of-school time sectors.
Graue is the Sorenson Professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the director of the newly launched Center for Research on Early Childhood Education.