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Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) Overview of Awards
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Education Research Service Projects (ERSP): Overview of 2017 Awards

Learning Stories from a One-Room Schoolhouse: A Place-Based Research and Service Project
Principal Investigators: Michael Bowman (Iowa State University), Jennifer Gallagher (Iowa State University), and Sarah Pamperin (Iowa State University)
Educational Entity: West Des Moines Historical Society
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Closing the Excellence Gap: Understanding How to Promote High Achievement with Students from Underserved Populations
Principal Investigators: Carla B. Brigandi (West Virginia University) and Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez (West Virginia University)
Educational Entity: Health Sciences and Technology Academy
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Parental Engagement in a Large, Urban School District for Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, and Students at Risk for Academic Failure
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth D. Cramer (Florida International University)
Educational Entity: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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Raising Voices: Strategies to Understand, Respect, and Make Heard the Experiences and Perspectives of LGBTQA+ Marginalized Youth
Principal Investigators: Barbara Denis (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Suraj Uttamchandani (Indiana University, Bloomington), with Laura Ingram (Prism Youth Community), Spencer Biery (Indiana University, Bloomington), Aubrie Blauvelt (Indiana University, Bloomington), and Piper Lacy (Indiana University, Bloomington).
Educational Entity: Prism Youth Community
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Impact of DCPS Study Abroad on Student Engagement, Learning, and Civic Identity
Principal Investigator: Laura Engel (The George Washington University)
Educational Entity: District of Columbia Public Schools
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Racial Equity and Diversity (READ) Curriculum: Grassroots Collectives for Social Justice
Principal Investigators: Mona M. Jenkins (University of Cincinnati), Brittany Aronson (Miami University), and Rachel Radina (Miami University)
Educational Entity: Black Lives Matter Cincinnati
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Expanding the Use of Assessment and Evaluation in a Community-Based College Access and Preparation Program
Principal Investigator: Darris R. Means (University of Georgia)
Educational Entity: College Factory
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Interrupting the Internalization of Inequality
Principal Investigator: Leigh Patel (Boston College)
Educational Entity: Youth in Action
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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Principal Investigators: Alysia D. Roehrig (Florida State University) and Kristal Moore Clemons (Florida State University)
Educational Entity: North Florida Freedom Schools
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Examining Latino Families' Language Access and Participation in their Children's IEP Meetings
Principal Investigator: Zachary Rossetti (Boston University)
Educational Entity: Federation for Children with Special Needs
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Developing Local Literacies with Middle and High School Refugee Youth
Principal Investigator: Dr. Carrie Symons (Michigan State University), with Christina Ponzio (Michigan State University)
Educational Entity: Refugee Development Center
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Education Research Service Projects (ERSP): Overview of 2016 Awards

Least Restrictive Environments and Achievement for Students with Disabilities in a Large, Urban School District
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth D. Cramer (Florida International University)
Educational Entity: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Abstract

A Bilingual Kids’ Café: Addressing Nutrition Education, Food Insecurity, and Food Literacies in a North Georgia Community
Principal Investigators: Denise Dávila (The University of Nevada Las Vegas) and Stephanie Jones (The University of Georgia)
Educational Entity: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
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Austin Early Childhood Collaborative
Principal Investigator: Samina Hadi-Tabassum (Northern Illinois University)
Educational Entity: Austin Coming Together
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Creative Corridor Center for Equity’s Focus Project
Principal Investigators: Deanna Hill and Kristine Lewis Grant (Drexel University)
Educational Entities: Creative Corridor Center for Equity (C3E), Iowa City Community School District, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Linn-Mar Community School District, and Waterloo Community School District
Abstract

Identifying the Professional Development Needs of Rural Educators to Enhance School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Principal Investigator: Brittany L. Hott (Texas A&M-Commerce)
Educational Entity: Lamar County Shared Service Arrangement
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Exploring Individual Impacts and Documenting Collective Voice at the Youth Bike Summit
Principal Investigator: Allison H. Mattheis (California State University, Los Angeles)
Educational Entity: Recycle-A-Bicycle
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An Analysis of Teachers' Career Paths in Arizona: Retention, Mobility and Attrition
Principal Investigators: Jeanne M. Powers and Margarita Pivovarova (Arizona State University)
Educational Entity: Arizona Department of Education
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Effective Screening in Kindergarten: Partnering to Assess Behavioral and Academic Readiness to Learn
Principal Investigators: Maria Rogers (University of Ottawa) and Robert Volpe (Northeastern University)
Educational Entity: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
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A S.E.L.F. Evaluation
Principal Investigators: Anita M. Wells and Amber B. Hodges (Morgan State University)
Educational Entity: Sisters Empowered to be Leaders for the Future (S.E.L.F.) Program
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Professional Development Needs of Black, Christian Teachers in the Service of LGBTQIA Youth
Principal Investigator: Ashley N. Woodson (University of Pittsburgh)
Educational Entity: Saginaw MAX Systems of Care
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Developing Professional Development for K-12 Teachers and School Leaders in Response to the Growing Suburban Diversity
Principal Investigator: Judy W. Yu (REACH)
Educational Entity: ERASE Racism
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Education Research Service Projects (ERSP): Overview of 2015 Awards


Professional Development Needs of Special Educators to Fully Implement the Mathematics and Language Arts Florida Standards for Students with Disabilities
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth D. Cramer (Florida International University)
Educational Entity: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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Refugee Teens as Successful Agents: Leveraging Refugees’ Agentive Choices to Improve Academic Support in After-school Programs
Principal Investigator: Shannon M. Daniel (Vanderbilt University)
Educational Entity: Journey
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Portraits of Prison-Connected Youth: Analyzing the Impact of Support Programs for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Principal Investigator: Alyssa Hadley Dunn (Michigan State University)
Educational Entity: Foreverfamily, Inc.
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The GYO Community Voices Project
Principal Investigator: Conra D. Gist (University of Arkansas)
Educational Entity: Grow Your Own Teachers Illinois
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Sustaining Navajo Knowledge for Navajo Youth and Communities
Principal Investigator: Tiffany S. Lee (University of New Mexico)
Educational Entity: The Navajo Studies Conference, Inc.
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Initiatives Adopted by School Leaders in New York City Public Schools to Promote the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: A Family Focus
Principal Investigator: Srikala Naraian (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Educational Entity: Parents for Inclusive Education
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Developing Strategies for Using Early Warning Indicators to Improve College Readiness in St. Louis Public Schools
Principal Investigator: Takako Nomi (Saint Louis University)
Educational Entity: St. Louis Public Schools Foundation
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Examination of Do the Write Thing Challenge Program in El Paso, TX
Principal Investigator: Sarah Peterson (University of Texas at El Paso)
Educational Entity: Do the Write Thing Challenge Program – El Paso
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Understanding Social Processes that Foster Authentic Inquiry and Youth Development: An Analysis of the Chicago Metro History Fair
Principal Investigators: Charles Tocci, Leanne Kallemeyn, and Ann Marie Ryan (Loyola University Chicago)
Educational Entity: Chicago Metro History Education Center
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Serving Emerging Bilingual Elementary Students in a Small Urban Community: An Evaluation of a Literacy-Based After-School Program
Principal Investigator: William T. Trent and Victor H. Perez (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Educational Entity: Champaign Unit #4 School District
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Education Research Service Projects (ERSP): Overview of 2014 Awards

Examining the Effectiveness of a Parent Leadership Support Training (PLST) in Special Education
Principal Investigator: Meghan M. Burke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Educational Entity: Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)
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Building Data Driven Capacity in OST Programs: NYU and CHCF Research Partnership
Principal Investigators: Edward Fergus and Mellie Torres (New York University)
Educational Entity: Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. 
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Immigrant Families and Educational Access in a Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Faith Community
Principal Investigators: María Paula Ghiso (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Gerald Campano (University of Pennsylvania)
Educational Entity: Aquinas Center
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Supporting Community Integration in a New Immigrant Destination: A Research and Service Partnership between the Pennsylvania State University and the Hazleton Integration Project
Principal Investigator: Megan Hopkins (The Pennsylvania State University)
Educational Entity: The Hazleton Integration Project 
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The Role of Mexican Culture and Spanish Language Maintenance in the Educational Needs and Advancement of Mexican 1.5 and Second Generation Youth in the Netherlands
Principal Investigator: Martha Montero-Sieburth (University of Amsterdam)
Educational Entity: Association of Mexicans and Friends of Mexico in the Netherlands 
Abstract

The Collecting Asian American Refugee Stories (CARS) Project
Principal Investigator: Samuel D. Museus (University of Denver)
Educational Entity: Asian Pacific Development Center 
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Journey Home: The Influence of an Oral History and Community Assessment Project on the Lived Experience of Vietnamese Youth as Political Actors
Principal Investigator: Rand Quinn (University of Pennsylvania)
Educational Entity: Boat People SOS, Delaware Valley Regional Branch
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Ensuring Early Literacy Opportunities for At-Risk Preschoolers: Evaluating Multiple Pathways of the
Impact in Salt Lake City Public Library’s Outreach Storytime
Principal Investigator: Claire Seung-Hee Son (University of Utah)
Educational Entity: Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL)
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A Guiding Light for Students in the Shadows: A Qualitative Project for Providing College Counseling to Undocumented Students 
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Trivette (University of Georgia)
Educational Entity: Freedom University
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Education Research Service Projects (ERSP): Overview of 2013 Awards

Teachers and Parents Advocating for Diversity in Sexual Identity and Gender Expression in Schools: Scholars Supporting Research-Informed Action
Primary Investigators: Mollie V. Blackburn, Caroline T. Clark, Jill M. Smith (Ohio State University)
Educational Entity: Pink TIGers
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A Qualitative Project Investigating Teaching, Learning and Teacher Development for an eLearning Education Program in Rural Zambia
Primary Investigator: Heather Curl (Bryn Mawr/Haverford College)
Educational Entity: Impact Network
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Understanding the Decline of the Hiring of Teachers of Color in New York City: Recommendations for Reversing the Decline
Primary Investigators: Michael Dumas (New York University), Natalie Havlin (La Guardia Community College), Lois Weiner (New Jersey City University)
Educational Entity: Teachers Unite
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RU Connected? A Collaborative Project between University Literacy Researchers and an Urban Afterschool Program (Racquet Up Detroit) to Investigate the Effects of a Summer Technology Camp for Middle School Youth
Primary Investigators: Susan Florio-Ruane, Paul Morsink, Maryl Randel (Michigan State University)
Educational Entity: Racquet Up Detroit
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Engaging Urban Youth to Catalyze Cultural Change in Their Communities: Evaluative Inquiry into Creative Possibilities and Pathways to STEM in Boston’s Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn
Primary Investigator: Jae-Eun Joo (University of Connecticut)
Educational Entity: Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn
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Strengthening Supplemental Literacy Supports for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse English Language Learners
Primary Investigator: Michelle Knight (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Educational Entity: Sauti Yetu Girls Educational and Leadership Initiative
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Initiating and Sustaining Educational Change: Implementing the FAIR Education Act and Seth’s Law
Primary Investigator: Elizabeth Meyer (California Polytechnic State University)
Educational Entity: San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
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The Effect of Research Experience-Based Professional Development on Teacher Efficacy, Motivation, Knowledge Calibration, and Perception of Inquiry Teaching
Primary Investigator: Erin E. Peters-Burton (George Mason University)
Educational Entity: Loudon County Public Schools
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Evaluation and Assessment of the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program
Primary Investigator: Rick Sperling (St. Mary’s University)
Educational Entity: AVANCE
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The Role of Mentoring in Broward County Public Schools Initiative to Foster Black Male Success
Primary Investigator: Gerene K. Starratt (Barry University)
Educational Entity: Broward County Public Schools
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Power of Words: Exploring Storytelling Practices of Refugee Families
Primary Investigators: Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes, X. Christine Wang (State University of New York at Buffalo)
Educational Entity: Journey’s End Refugee Services
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My Brother My Sister: College Access and Retention through Peer Mentoring and Leadership Development
Primary Investigator: V. Thandi Sulé (Oakland University)
Educational Entity: My Brother My Sister
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