Access to a high-quality K-12 education is critical for the optimal growth and development of every child. Children who attend excellent schools benefit from a range of opportunities designed to develop their intellectual abilities and social skills. The benefits are long-lasting, as educational achievement is linked to higher lifetime earnings and better health. However, there remains a stubborn achievement gap in America's schools due to disparities in funding and teacher training. FPG's work in K-12 education aims to provide educators, public officials, and parents with the resources and tools needed to ensure that a high-quality education is accessible to students from all backgrounds and at all grade levels.
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What does it take to effectively implement a coherent instructional system (CIS) for priority students in middle school mathematics? FPG’s National Implementation Research Network is developing implementation strategies for a middle school math curriculum intended to improve outcomes for under-served students with a new planning grant related to math implementation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The BEE Project (Bilingualism, Education, and Excellence) studies associations between the language of instruction, student engagement, academic-self-concept, approaches to learning, student-teacher relationships, and gains in academic outcomes for students attending Dual Language (DL) educational settings. The project works with 4 NC elementary schools offering Spanish/English DL programming across two school districts.
“Stability of Literacy Profiles of Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associations with Stakeholder Perceptions of Appropriate High School Support Needs,” published in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools by FPG autism researchers gathers data needed to create systems in secondary schools to support students with varying social, communication, cognitive, and academic ability levels.