In response to ongoing concerns about the low-quality education most Indian students receive, the state government of Karnataka, India, introduced a new curriculum and pedagogy for first, second, and third graders that encourages teachers to use more activity-based teaching methods, regularly assess each student’s progress, and allow each child to learn at his or her own pace. Similar learning programs have been introduced in other Indian states, but so far there have been no rigorous evaluations of how these programs affect student achievement. This supplement would allow researchers to extend their evaluation of the Nali Kali curriculum to include another cohort of students. This extension would strengthen the evaluation results and make them more relevant for influencing government education policy and practice.
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for a new paradigm for utility wildfire safety in California
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s mission is to produce breakthrough environmental knowledge and solutions that sustain people and planet today and for generations to come. This grant supports the institute’s ability to identify more effective utility wildfire safety solutions in California, which is critical to achieving both wildfire resilience and climate goals. (Substrategy: Wildfire)
for the Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons project
Former secretary of state George Shultz’s Toward a World Free of Nuclear weapons project has renewed and catalyzed worldwide interest in reestablishing the vision of, and taking steps toward, significant reductions in global nuclear arsenals and their ultimate elimination. In the coming year, Secretary Shultz, renowned physicist Sidney Drell, and former Ambassador James Goodby plan to enlist the support of countries that have nuclear weapons capabilities and those that are potential nuclear weapon states to encourage step-by-step progress toward a reduction in the role of nuclear weapons worldwide. Such steps could include beginning joint aerial monitoring for nuclear weapons testing and developing methods to encourage active participation of the nine nuclear weapons states in accelerating disarmament.
for the Woods Institute Leopold Fellowship
This grant to the Woods Institute at Stanford University would provide communication training to outstanding scientists working in a broad range of environmental fields. The goal is to impart the skills necessary for scientists to translate their knowledge in non-academic settings in a manner that is understandable to decision makers, media, and the public.