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Dr. Segun Eubanks Awarded Funding from Prince George’s Public Schools 

Dr. Segun Eubanks was awarded funding from Prince George’s Public Schools on January 31, 2022, for the PGCPS/UMD Improvement Science Collaborative: Learning Recovery Networked Improvement Community Initiative. 

The two-year project will focus on learning recovery, school performance planning, and leadership development within PGCPS. Many of the problem areas that are under consideration to be improved include school transportation issues, curriculum, staffing and instructional methodology. 

The approach to the project will be improvement science, a problem-solving approach centered on continuous inquiry and learning. It is designed to accelerate learning-by-doing.

Jean Snell, a Senior Faculty Specialist at the College of Education and partner in the project, believes highly in the benefits from this approach.

"It takes continuous and collaborative effort all while using improvement science," said Snell. 

The improvement science approach for this project will involve various measures to track and understand progress. Eubanks sees the approach chosen for the project as the most comprehensive method of measuring advancement. 

"In this approach, we will add different measures such as adult practice and health of the culture, said Eubanks, "it is our way of measuring improvement." 

Eubanks also views this project as a symbol of the partnership made between the University of Maryland and Prince George's County Public schools. The partnership was formed in January 2020 but experienced plan delays due to COVID-19. 

"This project is the outgrowth of that commitment with one another," said Eubanks. 

Dr. Segun Eubanks is the Director of the Center for Education Innovation and Improvement and Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Eubanks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Advocacy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration from Springfield College, and a Doctorate of Education in Teaching and Learning Policy from the University of Maryland.