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SRI Education Update
March 2023
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SRI Education: Connect with us online and in person

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SRI Education’s team of experts is committed to tackling the most pressing challenges facing learners and educators, including ensuring children receive high-quality early education, improving STEM education, and advancing equity and inclusion in the classroom. To stay connected with our community and share our work, we find opportunities to engage online through social media and in person at conferences. We invite you to join us as we continue to drive progress and innovation in education.

Check us out on LinkedIn and our other social media platforms!

SRI Education is now on LinkedIn! Follow us and stay updated on our latest research, insights, events, job postings, and more. You can engage with our team of experts, share your ideas, and be a part of our community. Find us on Twitter and YouTube for real-time updates on our events, conferences, and webinars. We also share interesting articles, resources, and insights that can help you stay informed on the latest education trends and issues.

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Join us for a four-part webinar series on
early childhood systems building

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From March 2023 through June 2023, the Early Learning and Development team at SRI Education is hosting a webinar series on topics related to early childhood state systems building, such as needs assessment and strategic planning, coordinated eligibility and enrollment, engaging partners in planning for data systems, and family engagement. This webinar series is free and open to the general public.

Featured speakers include Mandy Reeve, Grace Kelley, Wei-Bing Chen, Denise Mauzy, Howard Morrison, Rebecca Valenchis, and Kathy Hebbeler of SRI, and Debra Andersen of ICF.

Catch Part 2 of our webinar series on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 2 to 3 pm ET!

Wei-Bing Chen and Denise Mauzy will present a deep dive on coordinated eligibility and enrollment (CEE), including three critical action steps for implementing CEE and examples of local and state successes. Register now!

View a recording of Part 1 Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning for Early Childhood: What’s Data Got To Do With It? Part 1 was presented by Mandy Reeve, Grace Kelley, and special guest Debra Andersen on March 15. Learn more about the webinar series and register for upcoming sessions. Email with questions or inquiries.

Connect with us at the 2023 American Educational Research
Association Annual Meeting

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Our SRI Education researchers are thrilled to share their work and connect with you at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting next month. This year’s conference, on "Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth," will take place in Chicago, Illinois, on April 13–16 as well as virtually on May 4–5. We look forward to seeing you at these sessions:

STEM and Computer Science

Rural Education

Equity and Inclusion

In case you missed us …

Some SRI Education researchers have already shared their research and expertise at conferences and webinars this year. Read below to find out more and access resources and materials.

Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference (February 2–4)

  • Andrea Beesley presented “Teacher Professional Development Using Computer Programming to Teach Generalization in Middle School Mathematics,” discussing teachers’ implementation of lessons where students wrote computer programs, recognized and recovered general behaviors from their code, and described these behaviors using abstract mathematical language. Learn more about the project by visiting the National Science Foundation award webpage.

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Learning Tuesdays Webinar (February 14)

  • Sheresa Blanchard was a guest speaker on a panel titled “Creating Conditions and Environments for Thriving Kindergarteners” in the Learning Tuesdays webinar series presented by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) and co-sponsored by New America. This panel highlighted strategies for promoting a well-rounded, joyful, and engaging kindergarten year. Panelists discussed the importance of supporting families in building the habit of consistent attendance, explore the connections between reading and music, and talk about the power of learning outdoors. Watch a recording of this webinar panel.

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Achieving the Dream Conference (February 14–17)

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Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting (March 23–25)

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Virtual series by The DaSy Center: Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) Encore (December 2022–March 2023)

Recent publications

Discover more about how we are making an impact in our recent research and resources:

Recent awards

  • Lynn Newman and her colleagues recently won Publication of the Year by the Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners of the Council for Exceptional Children for their study on multilingual students with disabilities. The publication, “Secondary Students Receiving Special Education and English Learner Services: Identity Informed Transitions,” is not yet released, but stay tuned! 
  • Adrienne Woods was recognized for her new journal article, “Best Practices for Addressing Missing Data Through Multiple Imputation,” in Infant and Child Development. Leading a team of nearly 20 researchers, Adrienne built an easy-to-read resource for researchers on options for dealing with missing observations, busting a few myths about missing data along the way!
  • Xin Wei and Jennifer Yu have made a significant contribution to the field of autism research through their groundbreaking study titled “Mathematics Performance, Response Time, and Enjoyment of Eighth-Grade Autistic Students and Their General Education Peers,” which was recently accepted by Autism, a journal by The National Autistic Society. The paper will be released soon, so be on the lookout!

Join our team

Learn about education research career opportunities at SRI in early childhood, college and career pathways, teaching quality and school reform, and data sciences, as well as other employment opportunities!

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