February 17, 1997
Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence holds first annual retreat
The Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) held its first annual retreat on February 13-15 at the Chaminade Executive Conference Center. The gathering brought together major researchers, their assistants and graduate students, a team of evaluators, and the CREDE national advisory board. Altogether about 100 participants from 20 universities and educational research institutes and corporations attended the meeting.
The planning session focused on developing strategies to maximize the quality and impact of CREDE's 30 integrated research projects and to enhance collaboration among projects.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CREDE is a five-year, $20 million effort designed to help K-12 students whose education is at risk. Researchers from around the country are focusing on four risk factors that jeopardize the success of students: limited English proficiency, race, poverty, and geographic location. CREDE is directed by UCSC professor of education and psychology Roland G. Tharp.
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