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October 3, 2019

MCPER's Sarah Powell will join a team of partners to help lead a new project that will combine math, music, and computational thinking instruction for kindergarten students. 

Powell will serve as co-principal investigator on the project, titled Young Academic Music and Computational Thinking for Kindergarten. In Texas, the project will partner with rural school districts to pilot the program in kindergarten classrooms and to learn what works and what is challenging for teachers with little training in music and technology. The 5-year, $1.5 million grant is funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education.

Sue Courey of the Touro College Graduate School of Education will lead the project. Partners include Daniel's Music Foundation, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, and WestEd.