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$100 Million in New Research Awards Highlight Adult Education, Social Learning

The Institute of Education Sciences announced more than $100 million in research grants for 57 new projects to study topics from preschool math interventions to middle school emotional supports.

In line with the Obama administration's recent focus on college attainment, IES awarded a dozen grants to study adult education and postsecondary outcomes. For example, Bridget Terry Long of the National Bureau for Economic Research and Eric Bettinger of Stanford University will get more than $2.5 million over the next five years to study ways of presenting federal financial aid forms to potential college students to increase their attendance and persistence in higher education.

And at the beginning of children's academic careers, Alicia Wackerle-Hollman and colleagues at the University of Minnesota and other universities will get $1.4 million to develop new literacy assessments for 4- and 5-year-olds.

You can read the full list of IES' new research projects here.

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