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Network of New York Districts

Area(s) of Work: K-12 Education

The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) will convene, facilitate and support a network of New York state school districts to address the systemic implementation vision of high-quality math instruction. Initial partners include Buffalo Public Schools, Yonkers Public Schools, and Rochester City School. The project’s primary goal is to support a cadre of districts within the state of New York through a reflective planning process focused on implementing a system’s vision for high-quality math instruction. The project’s long-term vision is to create capacity within each respective district to sustain its systems for achieving its vision for high-quality math instruction and desired outcomes for students, instructional staff, and the community.

NIRN will measure and monitor performance using Math Delivery's outcomes and indicators for a high-quality instructional system. This includes vision and plan, quality implementation, sustainability, impact and scale. In addition, NIRN will monitor and measure network effectiveness.

We have outlined the specific outcomes and outputs to be achieved within a phased approach to design and launch the network. To inform the design of the project approach, we first summarize the current state of math achievement in New York and other key relevant learnings from the existing investment of the Effective Implementation Cohort (EIC).


Funding Agency:  

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding Period:  

10/20/2023 to 05/31/2024

Award Amount:  



Rebekah E. Hornak, Principal Investigator
Yolanda Perkins, Co-principal Investigator
Julie Chin, Educational Technology Specialist
Kristine N. Earl, Technical Assistance Specialist
Andrew Hou, Account Manager
Amelia Krysinski, Project Manager
Sarah E. Wackerhagen, Research Associate
Correy D. Watkins, Implementation Specialist