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Peggy Green

Dr. Peggy Green has been selected to be inducted into the John B. McLendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame at the 2015 Hall of Fame Breakfast which is scheduled to be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the 2015 CIAA Basketball Tournament.

  

Peter Eley

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Eley an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects (MGSSS). Dr. Eley has been selected as a 2014-2016 Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR) Senior Research Fellow in collaboration with Boston University College of Education, MassInc's Gateway Cities Innovation Institute (GCII), and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. Dr. Eley is one of fifteen scholars selected from a national search and is the only faculty member from an HBCU selected.

Senior Research Fellows and district teams will participate in a range of activities that will be designed to support the college and career readiness projects. The MICCR is designed to promote the use of education research in the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs to enhance student's post-secondary education and workforce readiness skills.

The MICCR will "promote working alliances between researchers and policymakers in the use and interpretation of data and evidence to guide decision-making and student outcomes." The partnerships fostered through the MICCR will work to improve education outcomes and to better prepare Massachusetts's students for higher education and future careers. The MICCR will provide policymakers a place to learn "what works" from researchers in the field before enacting specific reforms. The overarching goal of the MICCR is "to strengthen reform efforts in high need communities with histories of poor school performance." (http://www.bu.edu/sed/2014/05/19/miccr-to-be-established-with-1m-ies-grant/)
The goals of the MICCR are aligned with Dr. Eley's current work in college readiness with students gaining access to 8th grade Algebra. In addition to using his previous work experience with college and career readiness programs to shape policy, his research findings can potentially be used to support reform in these areas.

This project was supported by a cooperative agreement from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (PR/ Award #: R305B140043) to Boston University.

For more information go to http://sites.bu.edu/miccr/

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