NCER/NCSER 2016 Principal Investigators Meetings

At the Washington Hilton, near our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast, the Institute of Education Sciences will be holding its 2016 Principal Investigators Meeting #IESPIMtg from December 15th-16th. This year’s theme, Making it Matter: Rigorous Research from Design to Dissemination, highlights IES’ commitment to funding high quality research projects. According to its website, The Institute of Education Sciences is the nation’s engine for independent, non-partisan research, evaluation, and statistics related to education in the United States. IES funds research on new, practical, and innovative approaches that can help schools successfully meet 21st-century challenges. Every year, educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public use IES resources to improve education outcomes for all students. IES is comprised of four centers – the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), National Center for Education Research (NCER), and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). Through its four centers, IES provides a foundation for the use of evidence to improve education in the United States.

The overall purpose of this gathering is to strengthen our collective work by fostering discussion and renewing or building connections among the nearly 800 PIs and training fellows currently supported by IES. The specific objectives of this meeting are to: Discuss IES and the U.S. Department of Education priorities and programs; Address challenges and solutions in the field of education research and practice; Spotlight new research findings and methodological approaches from IES-funded projects; Offer professional development on a range of substantive and methodological topics; Provide time for PIs to meet with their NCER and NCSER program officers and other researchers working on similar problems or issues; and Foster connections between IES fellows and others who may be seeking new research or career opportunities, and individuals who want to build new partnerships or fill open positions.

If you’re looking to save some money during your trip to DC December 15th-16th, check out our room rates. We provide both single and double-occupancy rooms ranging from $149 to $249 plus tax per night. We always serve a homemade breakfast special every morning and offer our guests great amenities. We are conveniently located less than a block away from the Washington Hilton and a 10-minute walk to the Dupont Metro Station.

Jesse Southerland. Resident Innkeeper

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