story by Claire Miller
The College of Education & Human Development’s Urban Child Study Center has been awarded a five-year, $750,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Education to study the state of Georgia’s implementation of a federally-funded literacy initiative.
The Urban Child Study Center will evaluate Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading (L4GA) – a U.S. Department of Education-funded project aimed at improving literacy skills for students from Pre-K through 12th grade – and its impact on 61 Georgia school districts.
“Research will focus on examining students’ literacy achievement from Pre-Kindergarten to high school, documenting key activities districts are doing that advance teacher practice and student achievement, and assisting the Georgia Department of Education pinpoint indicators that demonstrate how school districts are meeting overall goals of the grant,” said Gary Bingham, Urban Child Study Center director.
This is the second round of funding the Urban Child Study Center has received to evaluate the L4GA grant, which has been operating in Georgia since 2016.
To learn more about Georgia’s Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading grant, click here.