$10 Million Grant to Move Middle and High School Instruction Beyond Language
With a five-year, $10 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, David Francis, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair of Psychology, will create and direct a national research and development center at the University of Houston for English Learners. The center will be part of the UH Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES), of which Francis is director. Presently, 100% of the funding for the new center will come from federal sources.
When the IES sent out requests for applications, they had a seemingly overwhelming request – who can level the playing field for middle and high school students who grow up hearing a language other than English in their homes?