EdWeek: Education Department Awards $103 Million in Investing in Innovation Projects
In the last round of federal Investing in Innovation grants under President Obama, the competition intended to find and build up research-based educational interventions has borne its first full fruit. Among the 15 grants announced this afternoon, Spurwink Services Inc.’s Building Assets, Reducing Risks, became the first program to work its way up through all three of i3’s grant tiers. Started by a Minnesota guidance counselor with a $5 million development grant, it built enough evidence to win a $12 million validation grant in 2013. Today BARR won a 5-year, $20 million scale-up grant to expand to 50 more schools in California, Tennessee, Maine, Minnesota, and Texas.
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