Future Forward Literacy receives grant from United States Department of Education to expand and improve service to 6,000 new students

Federal support drives substantial expansion of national K-3 response for struggling readers, allocating more than $ 14 million to the proven program

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MADISON, Wisconsin, December 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nonprofit Early Literacy Future ahead (a program of Education analytics) successfully takes the next step in its nationwide expansion with its third award in 10 years from the US Department of Education‘s “Education Innovation and Research ” (EIR) program.

Future ahead is a literacy intervention for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students that provides research-based one-on-one tutoring and family engagement for children, families, schools and districts across the country. “We are delighted to continue this proven program and share it with so many other students,” said Future ahead Executive Director Kate bauer jones. “Our entire team across the country is thrilled to strengthen service to thousands of children, families and communities with this award, while continuing to contribute to a growing area of ​​research on effective literacy interventions. .

The highest score of three “Expansion Phase Contest Recipients”, this is the single largest single award for Future Forward to date, with $ 14,534,774 invested to improve service to more than 6,000 children & families.

Educateanalytical ation CEO Andrew Rice said, “We appreciate that the Department of Education recognizes how important their investment has been and can continue to be if we maintain and expand the Future Forward Literacy program. My colleague Kate Bauer-Jones and her teammates are successfully evolving a technology-based, student-centered, early literacy and family engagement intervention that is needed more than ever. “

A total of $ 182 million in new scholarships was awarded to 30 school districts, institutions and non-profit organizations under the EIR program. US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said when announcing the prices, “Especially as students, educators and school communities continue to heal and recover from the pandemic, we must invest in innovative and evidence-backed programs of what works to ensure that our education system can fully and effectively respond to academic and social issues. the emotional needs of our children. These grants will help provide rich opportunities to accelerate student learning and foster their development. I look forward to seeing how the Educational and Research Innovation Grants help scale up promising practices. ”

The EIR program helps the field design, scale and validate programs with the potential to solve the most pressing problems in education. Twenty-six of the 30 fellows are specifically aimed at implementing programs that will respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or promote equity in students’ access to high quality educational resources and opportunities. A list of selected scholarship recipients is available at: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-discretionary-grants-support-services/innovation-early-learning/education-innovation-and-research-eir/awards.

Future Forward is a program of Education Analytics, Inc. Visit FutureForwardLiteracy.org.

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