On Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3C Institute CEO Melissa DeRosier attended the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences’s (IES) Technical Working Group Meeting to strategize about ways to strengthen IES’s research and grant training programs The goal of the meeting was to ensure that programs offered through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) continue to support professionals conducting policy-relevant, scientific education research.
Questions under consideration included:
- What lessons can we draw from influential research studies to inform IES’s future work?
- What are the critical problems or issues in education today on which new research is needed?
- Are researchers using the best methods to address the most critical issues in education? Do new methods need to be developed or adapted from other fields?
- How can IES target its resources to do the most good for the field?
3C Institute has received a number of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the IES, and Dr. DeRosier has served as Principal Investigator on several of those grants.