DeVos Announces New Grant Awards to Help “Rethink Education”

DeVos Announces New Grant Awards to Help “Rethink Education”

September 27, 2019

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced “$123 million in new grant awards to 41 school districts, nonprofit organizations and state educational agencies across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program.” EIR grants—which are authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (as amended by ESSA) provide “funding to create, implement, or take to scale an evidence-based innovation to improve academic achievement for high-need students, and for a rigorous evaluation so that others may learn from its results.”