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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2012

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY TO RECEIVE OVER $245,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR SUNY RESEARCH FOUNDATION–INVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF STUDENT LEARNING RESEARCH

Award Funds Research To Enrich Problem Solving Skills

Schumer: This Investment Will Keep Binghamton’s Researchers on Frontlines of Education and Learning

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Binghamton University and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York have received a $246,904 grant through the U.S. Department of Education – National Center for Education Research Program. Specifically, Binghamton University will use this grant to fund development and, later, for the implementation of a pilot study in a large, economically diverse school district in the Southern Tier region. This study will compare traditional surface level learning to conceptual mastery when students are using problem solving skills.

"Educating the next generation of Americans is fundamental to our ability to ensure their opportunity for success and to remaining competitive, and this grant will help us learn more about how to do that. This investment will help educators at Binghamton University and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York to gain real insight into student learning,” said Schumer. “I applaud the Department of Education for funding this research so we can improve the way we educate the next generation of Americans.”  

The National Center for Education Research supports rigorous research that contributes to the solution of significant education problems in the United States. Through its research initiatives and the national research and development centers, NCER engages in research activities that will result in the provision of high quality education for all children, improvement in student academic achievement, reduction in the achievement gap between high-performing and low-performing students, and increased access to and opportunity for postsecondary education. NCER research examines the effectiveness of educational programs, practices, and policies, including the application of technology to instruction and assessment. The goal of NCER research programs is to provide scientific evidence of what works, for whom, and under what conditions.

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