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FPG's NIRN awarded one of eight RPPL grants

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FPG's NIRN awarded one of eight RPPL grants

May 17, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, in partnership with Capital City Public Charter School and EL Education, has been awarded one of eight grants by the Research Partnership for Professional Learning (RPPL) to enhance the knowledge base of professional learning in equitable math HQIM that supports Black, Latine, Native American, and students experiencing poverty.

The NIRN project, “Unlocking the Potential of EL Education's Math Approach to Create Equitable, Capable, and Courageous Math Communities for All,” is part of the RPPL network’s commitment to improving student learning and experiences through collaboration across the education field to develop research-backed professional learning.

Math instruction is a key component of every student’s education—Senior Research Scientist Ximena Franco-Jenkins, PhD, and her colleagues are excited to embark on this research to help ensure all students have access to excellent and supportive instruction.

"We are thrilled to embark on this significant partnership," said Franco-Jenkins. "NIRN’s role as the evaluation partner is crucial, ensuring a comprehensive and inclusive approach that incorporates diverse voices. This approach will lead to more informed decision-making, particularly benefiting Black and Latino students."

Read more about the grant and the other grant recipients in this press release from RPPL.