IERI Grant Recipients
The first round of grants under the Interagency Education Research Initiative was awarded in early 1999. Last week, the three federal agencies involved in the program announced a second round of grants. The new awards, adding up to $28 million, go to:
- John Guthrie, University of Maryland College Park, for "Increasing Reading Comprehension, Motivation, and Science Knowledge Through Concept- Oriented Reading Instruction in a Districtwide Experiment"; $3.15 million.
- Linda Labbo, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Athens, Ga., for "Best Practices—Teacher Preparation—Technology: Connections That Enhance Children's Literacy Acquisition and Reading Achievement"; $5.51 million.
- Okhee Lee, University of Miami, for "Instructional Intervention To Promote Science and Literacy for Linguistically Diverse Elementary Students"; $2.5 million.
- Danielle McNamara, Old Dominion Research Foundation, Norfolk, Va., for "Promoting Active Reading Strategies To Improve Students' Understanding of Science"; $3.2 million.
- Kevin Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for "Representing and Learning From Classroom Processes"; $1.82 million.
- Nancy Songer, Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for "BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species"; $4.57 million.
- Steven Stahl, University of Georgia Research Foundation, for "The Development of Fluent and Automatic Reading: Precursor to Learning From Text"; $5.28 million.
- Edward Friedman, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J., for "Applying Technology and Triarchic Enhancement to Instruction and Assessment in a School Science Curriculum: Air-Traffic Control, Earthquake, and Air-Pollution Analysis"; $490,713.
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