Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5.45 Million to Educators and Organizations Partnering to Implement Cutting-Edge Research
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $5.45 million in grants to teams of educators and researchers working together to improve school practices by applying the science of learning and development. They will be focused on school practices that help students develop self direction and curiosity. Nine teams of educators and researchers will receive grants from $425,000 to $650,000 to support local projects, and participate in a multi-year collaboration designed to strengthen connections among educators, schools, and communities nationwide.
"Unlocking the power of advanced educational research depends on not only sharing with educators, but learning from, validating, and valuing their experiences and insights," said Sandra Liu Huang, head of education at CZI. "We are excited to support these collaborations between educators and researchers to advance whole child-focused school practices and help improve student outcomes."
The nine teams awarded grants are:
CZI launched its Request for Applications for Effective School Practices to Support the Whole Child in August 2019. Today's announcement builds on CZI's efforts to expand the definition of student success beyond academics to include the identity, physical, mental, cognitive, social and emotional development of individual students. Each project reflects elements of Comprehensive Student Development (CSD), a research-based framework designed to ensure that every young person enters adulthood with the knowledge, skills, habits, and agency to thrive in a changing world.
CZI is committed to ensuring every young person enters adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential -- and each teacher is equipped with the mindsets, tools and practices they need to support their students' learning and development. Learn more about CZI's education work at https://chanzuckerberg.com/education/.
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