Event April 11, 2024

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, University of Chicago Education Lab, and Accelerate Announce $9M Gift from Kenneth C. Griffin to Expand High-Dosage Tutoring

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), in partnership with Griffin Catalyst, Accelerate – The National Collaborative for Accelerated Learning, and the University of Chicago Education Lab, announced the launch of a high-dosage math tutoring intervention for Miami-Dade students recovering from the education crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This work will be supported by a $9M philanthropic gift from Kenneth C. Griffin, founder and CEO of Citadel and founder of Griffin Catalyst.

The gift will initially enable nine M-DCPS schools to collaboratively design, pilot, and expand in-school tutoring programs for students in grades 6, 7, and 8, with plans to include thousands more students in the upcoming years.

At the event, the following speakers shared remarks about the partnership and this initiative:

Prior research from the Education Lab has shown the promise of high-dosage tutoring, which earned the endorsement of U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona last year. Building on prior research, this effort is part of the Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), an ambitious national initiative designed to help districts design, test, and scale high-dosage tutoring to address pandemic learning loss. The PLI is partnering with states and school districts across the country to engage tens of thousands of students in testing different versions of high-dosage tutoring to lower the cost and scale this proven intervention. Recently released preliminary results from the PLI are some of the first indications that high-dosage tutoring programs are working in the real world to reverse pandemic-era learning loss.

Read the press release

Students engaged in tutoring at Riviera Middle School.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jose L. Dotres visits a classroom.
Superintendent Dr. Jose L Dotres and Julia Quinn of Griffin Catalyst visit a classroom.

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