By Combined Reports
A $3.5 million federal grant will enable more than 8,000 middle school students in Connecticut and Illinois to participate in the groundbreaking GlobalEd2 social studies simulation developed by University of Connecticut researchers.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Educational Sciences, will fund a study over the next four years to track the academic progress made by seventh- and eighth-grade students who take part in the 14-week program, known as GE2. Their progress will be compared to students participating in a more traditional classroom environment. Ultimately, one of the program’s creators says, the goal is to see GE2 expand across the country. More…