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IES Announces Grants for Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners

IES Announces Grants for Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded nearly $2 million in grants to foster collaborative research on specific policy and practice challenges identified by local or state educators. The five grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 are awarded by IES' National Center for Education Research under the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research topic in the Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy program.

This topic supports collaboration between research institutions and state or local education agencies on issues of high priority for the education agency. The FY 2016 grantees are working directly with school districts and state education agencies to address specific challenges around a variety of areas.

Among the awardees is Howard Goldstein, PhD, in collaboration with Hillsborough County Schools. The project, "Research Partnership to Improve a Multi-tiered System of Supports in Early Childhood Programs in a Large Urban District" was funded for 3 years for a total of $400,000 and will examine how Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is implemented in inner-city early childhood settings in order to improve its implementation and prepare for its scale-up. Read more...