Current GER2I Research

Project HOPE + (Grant)

Made possible by generous support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and building on previous work in GER2I, Project HOPE+ provides scholarships and travel costs for 60+ high-potential Native American students on Navajo (Arizona), Standing Rock (South Dakota) and Red Lake (Minnesota) Reservations to attend GER2I summer residential academic programs, beginning during the summer of 2012. Project HOPE+ also seeks to validate methods for identifying talent among underrepresented students. More Information about Project HOPE + >

Total School Cluster Grouping (Grant)

Developing Talents and Improving Student Achievement Among Traditionally Underrepresented Populations. This 5-year study will involve 50 treatment and 50 control schools, with all students and teachers at each site included in the study. Selection of participating schools is based on demographics and the site’s willingness to meet the conditions of the research plan; namely, providing leadership teams to facilitate implementation and implementing the treatment. More Information about Total School Cluster Grouping >

Native American Research Initiative

The Native American Research Initiative, originating from Purdue University’s Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) focuses on the needs of Native American, Alaska Native and Indigenous gifted, creative, and talented students. More Information about the Native American Research Initiative>

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