In anticipation of a U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) Request for Proposals (“ED RFP”) for a new round of Ready To Learn (“RTL”) grants, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks a research organization to serve as its research lead (“Researcher”) for the project. An essential component of past RTL awards has been the development of rigorous, scientifically based research and evaluation strategies to increase the body of knowledge about the impact of educational media on improving the school readiness and academic success of children from low-income families. We anticipate it will be a critical component of the ED RFP, which the Researcher would assist with, in the following ways:
A. Work closely with CPB, its partner the Public Broadcasting Service (“PBS”) and project stakeholders in developing the anticipated but modifiable five-year research and evaluation portion of the proposal. The research must address the fundamental and summative research needs of the project, and;
B. Act as the summative research and evaluation lead for the project should CPB and PBS receive an RTL award. This work would be detailed in an agreement negotiated with the Researcher after the grant award.