Faculty Projects

Committee on Education Faculty Members spearhead a variety of funded initiatives that you can learn about here. Please be patient however, as this page is still under construction!

Network for College Success

Founded in 2006 by Committee on Education faculty member Melissa Roderick, the NCS is a voluntary network providing professional development to school principals in the Chicago Public Schools, communicating the findings of empirical research on school leadership and college readiness to school administrators so that they can better integrate evidence-based practices into their programs for school improvement. 

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Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center

The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), an initiative spearheaded by COE members Susan Levine and Susan Goldin-Meadow, is a program that brings together scientists and educators from many different institutions to pursue the overarching goals of understanding spatial learning and using this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, helping learners to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy.

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Language Development Center

The Language Development Center, a longitudinal study initiated by COE members Susan Levine and Susan Goldin-Meadow and funded from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, explores the extent and the limits of the language-learning process in young children. The study examines children’s use of gesture during language learning during the elementary school years, as well as using fMRI techniques to assess the brain bases of language and reading competence.

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Evaluating Implementation of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Changes in Classroom Instruction and Student Achievement

The Institute of Educational Sciences has recently funded a research project by COE Faculty member Elaine Allensworth which endeavors to examine the relative success of various methods used in the Chicago Public Schools to implement Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Honing in on indicators including student achievement and equity of student achievement, Dr. Allensworth is endeavoring to gain insights into which methods for curriculum implementation are most effective so that school and district leaders can make research-informed decisions in pursuit of the meeting the goals of CCSS and NGSS

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TMW Project

COE Faculty Member Dana Suskind

Getting on Track Early for School Success

COE Chair Stephen Raudenbush recently completed work on an initiative intended to clarify instructional goals for early language, mathematics, and academic development in preschool settings, by providing teachers with frequent, objective, accurate and valid assessments of children’s skills in these domains,

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From the Classroom to the Lab and Back

COE Chair Stephen Raudenbush

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