New Grants

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.


Peter Steiner (PI) was awarded $235,000 from the National Science Foundation to evaluate methods for assessing the impacts of STEM education and other initiatives, through August 2018.


Martina Rau, Percival Matthews and David Kaplan were awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to manage LUCID, an interdisciplinary program in learning, understanding, cognition, intelligence and data science, through August 2020.