The Chicago Foundation for Education sponsors about 10 Chicago teachers each year with $1,000 grants to research a question in their own classrooms.

Here is a sampling of past and current research questions:

What happens when students lead their own discussions? What preparation do students need to be successful in a student-led discussion?

—Nora Flynn, history teacher, Payton High

How do students respond to social justice curriculum in my 1st-2nd grade classroom?

—Liz Goss, Foundations Elementary

How can I motivate students to read more?

—Toby Rajput, Area Library Media Specialist

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