Michal Kurlaender, associate professor in the UC Davis School of Education, was recently awarded three significant research grants:
- $5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to find out how well the state of California prepares K-12 students for college and careers and to understand how efforts to improve both high school rigor and information about college and career readiness can impact schools and students in the Common Core era. Full news release at: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=11306.
- $400,000 Department of Education funded researcher-practitioner partnership grant with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to explore degree/certificate completion and economic returns to Career Technical Education programs at California Community Colleges.
- $400,000 College Futures Foundation grant to test an intervention designed to increase faculty-student interactions with the intended goal of increasing persistence and degree completion at large broad-access universities.