OverviewResearch, Grants, and Evaluation provides support to all schools, centers, and departments. The department conducts district-wide surveys and data collection for instructional improvement and planning initiatives; coordinates and manages requests to conduct educational research; compiles reviews of literature and identifies current trends in education to support the superintendent in planning for the future; provides research consultation; and offers technical training and assistance to schools, departments, and professional staff on grant writing, as well as informing the district of current grant opportunities.
Research, Grants, and Evaluation supports the mission and goals of DeKalb County School District by producing fair, accurate and relevant information, and ensuring high-quality data collection and data-based decision making through collaboration and communication with others. Partnerships between schools, businesses and organizations are an integral component of helping the school district achieve our goal of providing exposure, access and equity for all students. We solicit the support of local, state and regional partners as we strive to build sustainable relationships that will enhance resources to maximize student success.
The Office of Research, Assessment and Grants at the DeKalb County School District is responsible for processing data and grant requests from both internal and external constituents.
Invitations and requests must be received in ample time for review and response before any deadlines.
Staff in DeKalb County School District schools, centers, and departments interested in submitting grant applications to outside sources should complete the Internal Grant Request Form.
Please follow the District’s grants procedures and process, prior to submitting a grant that exceeds $1000, and/or prior to partnering with an external organization
At no time will grants requiring matching funds be approved without appropriate authorization. This authorization process begins with the Department of Research, Assessments, and Grants.
– addresses conducting research, administering surveys and questionnaires, and defines what the district considers to be research and/or data collection proposals
Evaluation of Instructional Program (IJ)
– addresses the evaluation of instructional programs
To begin your data or grant request, please click on the data or grant request link/box below.
|Submission Deadline||Reviewed||Decision Letter Sent
|August 25, 2017||September 2017||October 2, 2017|
|December 15, 2017||January 2018||February 2, 2018|
|April 27, 2018||May 2018||June 1, 2018|
IS THE LAST DAY TO COLLECT DATA IN THE SCHOOLS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 SY
(due to state assessments and end of year activities)
The goal of the grants office is to assist in identifying a wide range of potential grant funding sources, acquiring grants and securing collaborative partnerships with organizations to enhance educational opportunities that support district-wide initiatives and the District’s strategic plan. Students greatly benefit from grant funding and partnerships, whether they are in-kind or monetary donations, provided by our collaborative partners and other organizations. If you receive a grant award, please email the award information and final grant proposal to Dr. Marcia Oglesby.
For employees applying for a grant, complete the electronic Internal Grant Opportunity Summary form. Please follow up with your immediate supervisor to ensure the electronic approval form that will be automatically emailed has been completed.
For external agencies seeking to partner with the District, complete the electronic External Grant Opportunity Summary and Request form.
Grant Awards 2017
|Name of Grant(s)||Recipient of Grant||Funding and/or Grant Period||Purpose and Benefits|
|Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) Innovation Fund Accelerator Grant||Peachcrest Elementary School - Dr. Sheila Nelloms, Principal||$10,000||The Peach Goes Green - planning opportunity to create a proposal to enhance STEAM efforts|
|Stewards of Children Grant||Dr. Deborah Moore-Sanders - Director of Counseling||300 online professional learning slots||Online training for teachers regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse|
|Lowe's Toolbox for Education||Woodward Elementary School - Dr. Demetria Haddock||$5,000||Project Refresh|
|Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential||Jennifer Powell - Health and Physical Education Coordinator||$1,000||Provide substitutes for DeKalb Peer Mentors|
|Supporting Effective Educators for Development (U.S. DOE)||National Mathematics Science Initiative - Dekalb and Clayton Counties||3 Years||Improving teacher effectiveness in AP cources and student achievement|
|Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Potential (GEAR UP) Grant||Dr. Vasanne Tinsley - Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services||$124,679.10||Support services to help students receive a high school diploma, prepare for college and careers, and support for students through their first year of college|
|Fulbright-Hayes Travel Abroad Grant - U.S. Department of Education||Dr. Anunobi - partnership with DeKalb County and other school districts||6 weeks||Provide teachers an opportunity to study the culture of Africa (Tanzania and Ghana)through travel and create engaging learning experiences for students|
|Laura and John Arnold Foundation - Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE)||Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of policy Studies - Dr. Tim Sass; partnership grant with DeKalb County and other metro school districts||$3.9 million||Establish a joint research agenda, monitor student progress through a longitudinal study, and create a pipeline of education researchers|
|IBM Corporation Foundation Grant||Chapel Hill Middle School - Lisa McGhee, Principal||$2,000||Curriculum resources|
|Project Learning Garden/Captain Planet Foundation||Marbut Theme, Henderson Mill, Hawthorne, Oakcliff Traditional, Chapel Hill, Dunwoody Elementary, and Chesnut Charter||1 Year||Strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs aligned to state and national standards: Installation of cisterns|
|Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority||Dr. Vasanne Tinsley - Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services||$7,500||Funds to support programming for Our Sister's Keeper and My Brother's Keeper|
|Growing Readers||Smoke Rise ES||2 Years||Targeted support for kindergarten through third grade teachers to increase the number students' reading proficiently by end of 3rd grade|
|Reading Mentors Grant (GOSA)||Oak Grove ES, Brockett ES, Montclair ES, Rowland ES, Flat Rock ES, Oakview ES, and Stoneview ES||3 Years||State Language and Literacy support to provide teachers with a practical approach to data-driven instruction|
|DeKalb Board of Health/Centers for Disease Control||Kittredge - Sumi Jayamaran||$5,000||3D printer|
|Improving Teacher Quality State Grant||Georgia State University Dr. Christopher Tullis Dr. Eliseo Jimenez||$60,000||Professional learning to improve teaching practices and student learning|
|Virtual Learning Lab - Personalized Learning||CREST-ED - Georgia State University and DCSD Partnership||5 Years||Personalized learning and virtual learning lab for students to increase academic outcomes|
|HBCU-Up -- NSF||Spelman College/DSCD||$350,000||Increase the completion of BS degree in Computer Science among African-American women; Partnership with Spelman College|
|DeKalb Board of Health Grant||Ms. Safiano||$5,000||SHAPE Grant|
|Capstone Publishing Matching Grant||Frances Bishop - Teacher Librarian Idlewood ES||$4,500||The matching grant allowed Ms. Bishop to add 296 ebooks to the library collection|
|DART Foundation||Brenda Hornaday - Brockett ES||$5,000||Funds to support the school's STEM lab|
|James Patterson Scholastic Reading Club Grant||Martina Claritt - Teacher Librarian Narvie Harris Trad Theme School||$3000 and 3000 points from Scholastic Reading Club||The grant will allow the school to expand the literature selection in school libraries|
|Donorschoose.org||Jenny Holloman - Teacher Librarian - Redan Middle Schools raised $581||$581||Donors donated $581 to help Ms. Holloman purchase books for her book club.|
|Target Field Trip Grant||Anja Tigges - Teacher Librarian - DeKalb Early College||$700||Fund field trips for students|
|Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant||Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary||$500||Grant funds provided to foster teacher's STEM efforts|
|Donorschoose.org||Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary||$2,533.32||We Love Science - $1,066.96; We Love ART and STEM - $185.96; Researching in hopes of Finding Cures - Future MD'S Club - $391.39; Hooked on Books - $205.20; ELL Students Need Helop with Phonics, Please! - $457.28; Please Help us Learn to Read - $226.53|
|Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant; Tucker Optimist Club||Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary||$2,000||Teaching resources|
- Dr. Knox Phillips
- 678.676.0373 (fax)
- Nora Allred
- Dr. Joy Mordica
- Michael J. Shaw
- Dr. Marcia Oglesby
- Alvin Glymph