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Research, Grants and Evaluation

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  • Overview

    Research, Grants, and Evaluation provides support to all schools, centers, and departments. The department conducts district-wide surveys and data collection for instructional improvement and planning initiatives; coordinates and manages requests to conduct educational research; compiles reviews of literature and identifies current trends in education to support the superintendent in planning for the future; provides research consultation; and offers technical training and assistance to schools, departments, and professional staff on grant writing, as well as informing the district of current grant opportunities.

    Research, Grants, and Evaluation supports the mission and goals of DeKalb County School District by producing fair, accurate and relevant information, and ensuring high-quality data collection and data-based decision making through collaboration and communication with others. Partnerships between schools, businesses and organizations are an integral component of helping the school district achieve our goal of providing exposure, access and equity for all students. We solicit the support of local, state and regional partners as we strive to build sustainable relationships that will enhance resources to maximize student success.

    The Office of Research, Assessment and Grants at the DeKalb County School District is responsible for processing data and grant requests from both internal and external constituents.

    All agencies, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and others who wish to partner with DeKalb County School District on a grant application should complete the External Grant Request Form.

    Invitations and requests must be received in ample time for review and response before any deadlines.

    Staff in DeKalb County School District schools, centers, and departments interested in submitting grant applications to outside sources should complete the Internal Grant Request Form.

    Please follow the District’s grants procedures and process, prior to submitting a grant that exceeds $1000, and/or prior to partnering with an external organization

    At no time will grants requiring matching funds be approved without appropriate authorization. This authorization process begins with the Department of Research, Assessments, and Grants.

    All prospective researchers who are interested in conducting research in DeKalb County School District are required to submit a formal application and receive written approval before any research activities may begin. The district has adopted new guidelines for conducting research that should streamline the process.
    Special Interest Materials Distribution (KIB-R)
    – addresses conducting research, administering surveys and questionnaires, and defines what the district considers to be research and/or data collection proposals

    Evaluation of Instructional Program (IJ)
    – addresses the evaluation of instructional programs

    To begin your data or grant request, please click on the data or grant request link/box below.

    Research Proposals

    External Agency Research Information and Instructions for Conducting Research 2018-2019
    Local School Research Information and Instructions for Conducting Research 2018-2019
    Doctoral Degree Research Information and Instructions for Conducting Research 2018-2019
    Submission Deadline (Midnight) Reviewed Decision Letter Sent
    (approximate date)
    August 24, 2018 September 2018 October 5, 2018
    December 14, 2018 January 2019 February 1, 2019
    April 26, 2019 May 2019 June 7, 2019

    FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

    Grant Awards

    The goal of the grants office is to assist in identifying a wide range of potential grant funding sources, acquiring grants and securing collaborative partnerships with organizations to enhance educational opportunities that support district-wide initiatives and the District’s strategic plan. Students greatly benefit from grant funding and partnerships, whether they are in-kind or monetary donations, provided by our collaborative partners and other organizations. If you receive a grant award, please email the award information and final grant proposal to Dr. Marcia Oglesby.

    For employees applying for a grant, complete the electronic Internal Grant Opportunity Summary form. Please follow up with your immediate supervisor to ensure the electronic approval form that will be automatically emailed has been completed.

    For external agencies seeking to partner with the District, complete the electronic  External Grant Opportunity Summary and Request form.

    Name of Grant Recipient of Grant Funding and/or Grant Period Purpose and Benefits
    Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) Innovation Fund Accelerator Grant Peachcrest Elementary School 10000 The Peach Goes Green - planning opportunity to create a proposal to enhance STEAM efforts
    Stewards of Children Grant Dr. Deborah Moore-Sanders - Director of Counseling 300 online professional learning slots Online training for teachers regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse
    Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential Jennifer Powell - Health and Physical Education Coordinator 1000 Provide substitutes for DeKalb Peer Mentors
    Supporting Effective Educators for Development (U.S. DOE) National Mathematics Science Initiative - Dekalb and Clayton Counties 3 Years Improving teacher effectiveness in AP cources and student achievement
    Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Potential (GEAR UP) Grant Dr. Vasanne Tinsley - Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services 124679.1 Support services to help students receive a high school diploma, prepare for college and careers, and support for students through their first year of college
    Fulbright-Hayes Travel Abroad Grant - U.S. Department of Education Dr. Anunobi - partnership with DeKalb County and other school districts 6 weeks Provide teachers an opportunity to study the culture of Africa (Tanzania and Ghana)through travel and create engaging learning experiences for students
    Laura and John Arnold Foundation - Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE) Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of policy Studies - Dr. Tim Sass; partnership grant with DeKalb County and other metro school districts $3.9 million Establish a joint research agenda, track student progress through a longitudinal study;
    IBM Corporation Foundation Grant Chapel Hill Middle School - Dr. Lisa McGhee 2000 Curriculum resources
    Project Learning Garden/Captain Planet Foundation Marbut Theme, Henderson Mill, Hawthorne, Oakcliff Traditional, Chapel Hill, Dunwoody Elementary, and Chesnut Charter 1 Year Strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs aligned to state and national standards: Installation of cisterns
    Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority Dr. Vasanne Tinsley - Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services 7500 Funds to support programming for Our Sister's Keeper and My Brother's Keeper
    Growing Readers Smoke Rise ES 2 Years Targeted support for kindergarten through third grade teachers to increase the number students' reading proficiently by end of 3rd grade
    Reading Mentors Grant (GOSA) Oak Grove ES, Brockett ES, Montclair ES, Rowland ES, Flat Rock ES, Oakview ES, and Stoneview ES 3 Years State Language and Literacy support to provide teachers with a practical approach to data-driven instruction
    DeKalb Board of Health/Centers for Disease Control Kittredge - Sumi Jayamaran 5000 3D printer
    Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Georgia State University Dr. Christopher Tullis Dr. Eliseo Jimenez 60000 Professional learning to improve teaching practices and student learning
    Virtual Learning Lab - Personalized Learning CREST-ED - Georgia State University and DCSD Partnership 5 Years Personalized learning and virtual learning lab for students to increase academic outcomes
    HBCU-Up -- NSF Spelman College/DSCD 350000 Increase the completion of BS degree in Computer Science among African-American women; Partnership with Spelman College
    DeKalb Board of Health Grant Ms. Safiano 5000 SHAPE Grant
    Capstone Publishing Matching Grant Frances Bishop - Teacher Librarian Idlewood ES 4500 The matching grant allowed Ms. Bishop to add 296 ebooks to the library collection
    DART Foundation Brenda Hornaday - Brockett ES 5000 Funds to support the school's STEM lab
    James Patterson Scholastic Reading Club Grant Martina Claritt - Teacher Librarian Narvie Harris Trad Theme School $3000 and 3000 points from Scholastic Reading Club The grant will allow the school to expand the literature selection in school libraries
    Donorschoose.org Jenny Holloman - Teacher Librarian - Redan Middle Schools raised $581 581 Donors donated $581 to help Ms. Holloman purchase books for her book club.
    Target Field Trip Grant Anja Tigges - Teacher Librarian - DeKalb Early College 700 Fund field trips for students
    Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary 500 Grant funds provided to foster teacher's STEM efforts
    Donorschoose.org Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary 2533.32 We Love Science - $1,066.96; We Love ART and STEM - $185.96; Researching in hopes of Finding Cures - Future MD'S Club - $391.39; Hooked on Books - $205.20; ELL Students Need Helop with Phonics, Please! - $457.28; Please Help us Learn to Read - $226.53
    Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant; Tucker Optimist Club Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary 2000 Teaching resources
    Walmart Foundation John Lewis Elementary School - Dr. Julie Brown, Principal 500 Diversity and Inclusion: increasing awareness of Asian traditions
    Dart Foundation Chapel Hill Middle School - Lisa McGhee, Principal 4860 Teen Girls in Technology: Provide technology experiences for girls
    Donors Choose Mrs. Bembry, Stephenson Middle School 1261.16 Provide flexible seating in a mathematics classroom
    Donors Choose Ms. Malynda Wood, Stephenson Middle School 506 Educational games aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence to improve student learning
    Donors Choose Ms. Carter, Stephenson Middle School 1176 Utilize robots to improve student's reading, writing, coding, and engineering skills
    Donors Choose Ms. Gertrude West, Stephenson Middle School 543 Special Needs: STEM Physical Science Labs
    Extra Yard for Teachers Summit - School Specialty Inc. Ms. Allen - Peachcrest ES and Ms. Kelley $50,000 - $25,000 each Each teacher will receive $25,000 for a classroom makeover