Clients in the News

Partner Achievements

Research Associates is honored to partner with a number of organizations throughout the Southeast who are using grant funds to make this world a better place. Many of these organizations and their programs have been in the national spotlight for their best practices and innovation. Click on the links to learn more.

Robotic expansion: Grant allows schools to expand from 16 to 62 teams

Independent Tribune

October 16, 2017

Cabarrus County Schools teachers/coaches got hands-on with robots during a training session over the summer. With the help of a grant. CCS expanded the number of VEX Robotics teams from 16 to 62 and each school received a robotics kit.

Source: Erin Kidd Read More

UNCG PARTNERS WITH GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS ON $1.4 MILLION GRANT FOR ARTS EDUCATION

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

October 24, 2017

UNCG is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to help public school teachers use the arts more effectively, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Source: Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications Read More

Feds Fund Education Innovation for $95 million

The Journal

November 1, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 16 recipients of this year's grants for education innovation and research. Recipients include organizations that are undertaking promising work in teacher professional development, reading and writing, school leadership and other practices.

Source: Dian Schaffhauser Read More

Four SC School Districts Awarded Over $49 Million for School Choice

The Hampton County Guardian

September 29, 2017

Four South Carolina school districts have received over $49 million in federal grant money as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education Read More

UCPS awarded $27M grant for teachers

Union County Weekly

September 30, 2017

Union County Public Schools received a three-year $27 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program.

Source: Carolina Weekly Read More

$20 Million Race to the Top District Grant

Iredell-Statesville Schools

February 12, 2016

Access to MacBooks helps close achievement gap, boost interest in college.

Source: Statesville Free News Read More

$20 Million Race to the Top District Grant

Iredell-Statesville Schools

February 27, 2016

Iredell-Statesville Schools officials plan to continue initiatives started with the nearly $20 million Race to The Top District grant that funds the IMPACT program, despite the grant’s expiration at the end of this year.

Source: Statesville Record and Landmark Read More

$8 Million Investing in Innovation Grant - 2010 and 2014 grantee

Take Stock In Children

February 14, 2015

For India White, going to college was a dream — and one that wasn’t assured. The ninth of 10 children in her family, India grew up poor and lived in a homeless shelter for a period of time.

 

Source: US Department of Education Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation Grant

Take Stock in Children

January 15, 2015

A $3 million federal grant will ensure that every freshman at Edward White and Andrew Jackson high schools gets help succeeding in high school and a shot at college.

Source: Jacksonville.com Read More

Jacksonville students get new scholarship opportunities through federal grant

Ed White High School

January 15, 2015

Students at Ed White High School are among thousands who will get some extra help in the classroom. The Duval County school superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, says they're starting with the schools that really need it. For 20 years, the Take Stock in Children Program has made it possible for low-income and at-risk students to go college.
 

Source: Action News Jax Read More

$20 million Race to the Top District Grant

Iredell-Statesville Schools

November 19, 2014

More than 100 exemplary school superintendents will convene at the White House today, November 19th, for the ConnectED to the Future Summit. As part of the President’s ConnectED Initiative, these leaders have committed to advancing technology-enabled instruction in their districts. 

Source: US Department of Education Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation Grant

Carroll County Schools

November 17, 2014

Last year at Rockdale 21st Century Academy of Environmental Studies, eighth grader Yasin learned about magnetism, electricity and circuits in his Energy and Sustainable Technology course. His classmates, Imani and Max, figured out how to create solar power through wind turbines and solar panels. These hands-on learning experiences are part of a rigorous sequence of courses (others include biomedical engineering, meteorology and forensics) at Rockdale, one of only two STEM-focused middle school programs in Georgia.

Source: US Department of Education Blog Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation Grant

Carroll County Schools

November 11, 2014

Forget what you think you know about manufacturing jobs. Factories now have a new look.
"Robotics, automation, pieces of engineering, software integration," said Matt Mead, Human Resources Director forSiemens' Drive Technologies plant in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Yet, in many cases, the perceptions of factories are different.
"When you talk to people about this, they say, I don't want to work in a factory, for God's sake," said Vice President, Joe Biden, during an interview about U.S. jobs.

Source: 11 Alive News Read More

$20 Million Race To The Top District Grant

Iredell-Statesville Schools

October 18, 2014

On Oct. 1, 2012, Kelly Marcy, executive director of student services for Iredell-Statesville Schools, made a brief presentation about two hours into the Board of Education’s monthly Committee of the Whole meeting. 
I-SS was applying for a Race to the Top District grant, she said, looking to grab a piece of $400 million of federal money “to make bold improvements in teaching.” 

Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Read More

$3.7 million School Climate Transformation Grant

Cabarrus County Schools

October 1, 2014

Cabarrus County Schools is the only school system in North Carolina and one of 71 school systems across the nation to receive a School Climate Transformation grant from the U.S. Department of Education. CCS will receive $3.7 million over five years to improve school learning environments through its Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) initiatives.

Source: Independent Tribune Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation Grant

Carroll County Schools/12 for Life

September 18, 2014

The best ideas in education will never come from Washington, which is why the Obama Administration is working hard to help states and communities strengthen schools — in particular, through supports for great teaching, and higher standards. It’s inspiring to see states and local communities stepping up to expand access to high-quality early education, transition to college- and career-ready standards, and support innovation in education.

Source: US Department of Education Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation and $1 million Georgia Innovation Fund

Carroll County Schools/12 for Life

September 9, 2014

The state of Georgia is home to many notable “firsts.” It was the first state to lower the voting age to 18; the first Coca-Cola was poured in Atlanta; and in 1922, 87-year-old Rebecca Felton, of Georgia, became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. So it’s fitting that the U.S. Department of Education’s “Partners in Progress” back-to-school bus tour had its first stopping point in the state.

Source: US Department of Education Read More

U.S. Firms Put Teens To Work To Keep Them From Dropping Out of School

Carroll County Schools/12 for Life

August 8, 2014

A failure to obtain a high school diploma can be a costly decision for the person who drops out and for society as a whole. That’s why some businesses are getting involved by putting teens to work, as a story in the Journal showed today.

Source: The Wall Street Journal Read More

$3 Million Investing in Innovation Grant to build a K-12 STEM magnet pipeline

Cabarrus County Schools

July 22, 2014

About 20 teachers from Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems spent last week in STEMersion, visiting STEM-related companies and organizations in Cabarrus County.

Source: Independent Tribune Read More

$20 million Race to the Top-District Grant to personalize learning

Iredell-Statesville Schools

June 19, 2014

The sign welcoming travelers to Iredell County, N.C., labels it as "Crossroads of the Future," but that might not be assertive enough for the people living there.

Source: EdWeek Read More

$5 million Investing in Innovations Grant to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness

Iredell-Statesville Schools

June 12, 2014

Serving more than 21,000 students, Iredell-Statesville Schools (I-SS) in North Carolina ranks among the 20 largest school districts in the Tar Heel State. The district serves 36 schools in Iredell County — a diverse blend of urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods — 40 miles north of Charlotte.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation and $1 million Georgia Innovation Fund

Carroll County Schools/12 for Life

November 20, 2013

At Jobs for the Future, we believe all high schools can benefit from partnering with employers, colleges, and the workforce system to build seamless pathways through college and into technical careers. And thanks to funding from Youth CareerConnect, 25 to 40 school districts will soon join this growing movement.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Read More

$3 million Investing in Innovation and $1 million Georgia Innovation Fund

Carroll County Schools/12 for Life

September 27, 2013

An electric wire factory in western Georgia is staffed almost entirely by teenagers. They are there because of a partnership between a local company, Southwire, and the Carroll County school system. They teamed up six years ago to try to reduce the high school dropout rate.

Source: NPR Read More