Priyanka Agarwal Receives CERA Research Partnership Grant: “Your stellar submission rose to the top.”
PhD student Priyanka Agarwal has been notified that her research proposal Questioning the Problem, Tinkering the Solution! Student Engagement in Mathematical Discourse has been selected by the California Educational Research Association (CERA) Awards Committee to receive this year's Research Partnership Grant.
Ms. Agarwal’s research aims to develop and implement new math units of study for low-achieving middle-school students in a predominantly working class Latina/o community. The study is being conducted using a research-practitioner partnership model in which Ms. Agarwal is partnering with a practicing math teacher to co-develop and implement lessons focusing on student problem-posing. Ms. Agarwal will receive a financial grant of $5,000, complimentary CERA membership and conference registration, and a $200 travel stipend in 2017 and 2018.
Ms. Agarwal and her collaborating math teacher, who also is receiving complimentary CERA membership, conference registration, and a travel stipend, will be recognized at the CERA Gives Back Lunch held during the 2017 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. The 2017 conference theme is "Improving Education through Partnership: Sharing Ideas, Connecting Systems, and Creating Solutions."