Awards & Honors

The bioMAKERlab, an innovative wetlab starter kit and activities funded by the National Science Foundation, will enable high school students and teachers to engage in synthetic biology by building genetic circuits that let microorganisms change color, smell, and shape. In synthetic biology, participants make their own DNA—gene by gene—and then grow their designs into real applications by inserting them into microorganisms to develop different traits and characteristics provided by the genes. The project will involve students from a Philadelphia public high school and young people participating in weekend workshops at The Franklin Institute, a Philadelphia-based science museum.  
(Posted 8/2/2016)

Efficacy Evaluation of Zoology One
IES has awarded a Goal 3 Efficacy grant of nearly $3.3 million to Consortium for Policy Researcher in Education (CPRE) Senior Researchers Abigail Gray and Philip Sirinides, partnering with The School District of Philadelphia. The mixed-methods study examines the impacts and implementation of Zoology One, an integrated literacy and science curriculum for improving the reading, writing, and science achievement of kindergarten students. For more information on this study, click here 
(Posted 8/2/2016)

A partnership with the School District of Philadelphia Neighborhood Network 2 (West Philadelphia) will build capacity in mathematics instruction and achievement in grades 3-8. Funded by the Carl Haas Foundation & the William Penn Foundation, this project leverages established research and practice relationships between the SDP & Penn GSE’s CPRE in the use of formative assessment in mathematics improvement.  
(Posted 5/24/2016)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have awarded a combined $1.9 million to professors Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, enabling the continued development and expanded use of Integrated Data Systems, or IDS, for evidence-based policymaking through the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, or AISP, initiative.  
(Posted 3/24/2016)

Gasman leads Pathways to the Professoriate, a $5.1 million program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to increase the number of Hispanic professors on campuses across the US.   
(Posted 1/29/2016)

Perna will lead a project with the College Promise Campaign, funded by Civic Nation, to develop a comprehensive database of College Promise Programs. This project will also compile research on the topic, make recommendations for promise programs, and develop a three-year research agenda.
(Posted 1/22/2016)

The Institute of Education Sciences awarded Laura Desimone and Andy Porter a $10-million, 5-year grant to lead a center on the Common Core and other college-readiness standards. 
(Posted 11/24/2015)

John DeFlaminis was awarded $756,844 grant from the School District of the City of York, PA; $28,000 from the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District; $39,200 from the Gloucester City Public Schools; and $16,000 from the School District of Philadelphia.  
(Posted 11/23/2015)

Katie Clonan-Roy
Doctoral candidate Katie Clonan-Roy was awarded prestigious Center for Teaching & Learning fellowship for excellence in teaching. 
(Posted 11/23/2015)

Jonathan Supovitz received a Gregory and EJ Milken Foundation award to examine a potentially game-changing new model of school leadership. 
(Posted 11/23/2015)