Chicago Public Schools—the nation’s third largest school district— is adopting an innovative mathematics curriculum and teacher professional development program starting this year in 54 schools. The program, known as CME Project, features rigorous curricula for students, and a transformation of math instruction and professional development for teachers. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was developed by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
This project is developing two products for the National Institute for Literacy. The products will be used by schools and other organizations and groups to engage parents with low literacy skills in supporting their children’s (kindergarten through third grade) literacy development through fun, at-home activities. The products include a facilitators manual and parent activity guide. EDC project stasff are working with national literacy experts on the development of the products.
A coalition of educators committed to supporting excellence in teaching, NBPTS has established nationwide teaching standards at all levels of preK-12 education. In 1994, NBPTS contracted with the Center for Children and Families (CC&F) at EDC to design, field-test, and implement an assessment process for early childhood teachers.