EDC and Bank Street Receive Grant from CME Foundation

Babette Moeller

Bank Street College of Education and EDC have received a grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group Foundation to support teacher leaders, math coaches, assistant principals, and principals from 15 Chicago Public Schools in guiding the implementation of our Math for All professional development program with teachers. EDC Distinguished Scholar Babette Moeller (shown at left), co-author of Math for All and Principal Investigator of a related large-scale study in Chicago to demonstrate the efficacy of Math for All, will lead EDC’s work in the new initiative.

Math for All assists schools and districts in improving the mathematics achievement of K–5 students, including those with disabilities. The professional development program features the collaboration of general and special education teachers in planning math lessons that are accessible to the wide range of learners in their classrooms, teachers’ ongoing observation and formative assessment of individual students, and the implementation of standards-based, accessible instructional practices in mathematics. Moeller says: "This grant from the CME Group Foundation, given as part of its Early Math Education Initiative, will allow us to engage school leaders—who are pivotal partners in promoting effective, ongoing, job-embedded learning for teachers—in our work in Chicago, helping ensure that the professional development we’ve provided to their teachers as part of our Math for All efficacy study will be sustained and scaled up across grade levels." 

Last Updated: July 2016