New Grants

Annalee Good and Brad Carl (co-PIs) were awarded $2.1 million from the U.S. Dept. of Education to scale up Smart Spaces to keep underrepresented, gifted students engaged and challenged in school, through July 2020.


John Smithson and Eric Osthoff (co-PIs) were awarded $62,000 from the William T. Grant Foundation/U. of Southern California to research algebra instruction in the Common Core era, through October 2016. 


Elizabeth Cranley (PI) and the WIDA Early Years Team were awarded $56,000 from the Maryland State Department of Education for work on kindergarten readiness assessment for dual-language learners, through June 2016.


Eric Knuth (PI) was awarded $48,000 from TERC/National Science Foundation for his continued work on comparing the performance of students who receive an early algebra intervention to students who receive more traditional elementary-grade instruction, through August 2016.


Richard Halverson (PI) was awarded $125,000 for work with Wisconsin CESA 1 to document how personalized learning works in a variety of schools, through August 2016.


David Williamson Shaffer (PI) was awarded $10,000 from the Spencer Foundation for the project, “Exploring the Potential of Virtual Internships for Civic and Media Education,” through 2016. 


John Gugerty (PI) was awarded $18,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for evaluating the program, “Teachers Engaged in Authentic Mathematics (TEAM),” through August 2016.


Mark Connolly and Julia Nelson Savoy were awarded $175,445 from the National Science Foundation to extend “Talking About Leaving Revisited,” through 2017.