SREE Awarded Nearly $500,000 through Two Landmark Investments

June 9, 2021

The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $222,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation training for causal education researchers. Funding will support a series of trainings for educational researchers, an awareness campaign that highlights culturally responsive and equitable evaluation, and programming for SREE’s Researchers of Color affinity group.  

 Over the next two years, SREE will:

  • Host a webinar series that introduces the concepts of culturally responsive and equitable evaluation and what that may look like in education.
  • Increase support for Researchers of Color as SREE continues in its aims to become a more culturally sensitive and inclusive organization. This support includes the acknowledgement of barriers and opportunities that face researchers of colors, and further exploration of the impacts of culturally responsive and equitable evaluation.
  • Deliver a Culturally Responsive & Equitable Evaluation (CREE) training to education researchers, providing researchers the tools they need to make their own research and evaluations culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable.


For more information on Researchers of Color and the Culturally Responsive & Equitable Evaluation Training, send an email to [email protected]


Wallace Foundation Announces Groundbreaking Three-Year Investment in SREE’s Growth 

SREE is pleased to announce a multi-year $225,000 investment from The Wallace Foundation to support SREE’s growth and member engagement. SREE and The Wallace Foundation share a commitment to fostering equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This funding will facilitate SREE’s work to expand and develop programs in the areas of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs; Diversity and Inclusion; and Membership Engagement. 

A priority with this funding is to facilitate a strong, diverse, and deep pipeline of education researchers. This will be done by: expanding the Researchers of Color community group; increasing investment in the Women in Quant group; continuing a focus on student and early career initiatives; and implementing mentoring and cohort programs for early career researchers, researchers of color, and students from underrepresented universities. Outreach will include a year-round webinar series to increase member engagement, discounted student and government/district staff conference and membership rates, travel stipends, increased opportunities for practitioner-researcher collaboration throughout the year, and the development of a new network of school district research personnel to provide opportunities for networking, information-sharing, and targeted professional development. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The investment will also fuel specific activities such as targeted summaries from the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness for policymakers and practitioners, building relationships with federal policymakers and policy organizations to become a reliable source for experts, creating a communications plan, partnering with relevant media to facilitate the dissemination of best-practice research into public discourse, and promoting the Registry of Efficacy and Effectiveness as a go-to source for information on educational research studies.

 For more information on the investments from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, contact us at [email protected].