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Math Implementation Cohort - Learning Partner

Area(s) of Work: K-12 Education

The K-12 Coherent Instructional Systems portfolio of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s U.S. Program seeks to support a cohort of provider-local education agency partnerships focused on implementing coherent instructional systems (CIS) built around high-quality middle-years mathematics curricula in contexts that serve secondary students who are experiencing poverty, and Black, Latino, and/or English Learning-designated students ("priority students").  

As a Learning Partner for the Effective Implementation Cohort (EIC), the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at UNC-Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute seeks to support the cohort of Provider-Local Education Agency partnerships in their implementation and measurement efforts related to their scale-up of high-quality mathematics curricula. In addition, NIRN will collect and analyze data to answer the investment’s learning questions within the cohort-wide learning agenda. NIRN is committed to providing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the EIC, and the larger education community insight into a definition of effective implementation of CISs that ensures improved outcomes for priority students and a refined theory of action that can be applied to other CIS work and curriculum implementation more broadly.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding Period:  

10/11/2021 to 12/31/2024

Award Amount:  

$6,193,700

Funding Agency:  

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding Period:  

10/30/2020 to 08/31/2021

Award Amount:  

$737,173

Staff

Caryn S. Ward, Principal Investigator
Ximena Franco-Jenkins, Co-Principal Investigator
Collin McColskey-Leary, Co-Principal Investigator
Julie Chin, Educational Technology Specialist
Dale L. Cusumano, Senior Implementation Specialist
Sophia S. Farmer, Implementation Specialist
Toniann Glatz, Social Research Assistant
Kathleen Ryan Jackson, Implementation Specialist
Amelia Krysinski, Project Manager
Max Mayhew, Web Developer
Wendy M. Morgan, Learning and Development Senior Strategist
Dewey S. Pettiford, Infrastructure and Security Lead
Cathy J. Starks, Assistant Director for Research Administration
Sarah E. Wackerhagen, Research Associate