Cook Center Receives Brady Foundation Education Grant

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Brady Education Foundation. The grant from the Foundation, which seeks to close racial, ethnic, and income-based educational gaps, will enable the Cook Center, working in conjunction with the Public School Forum of North Carolina, to conduct a landscape analysis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In particular, the investigators will identify the data currently being collected–and the holes in this data collection–surrounding the necessary impact indicators to answer the overarching research question: “In what ways and to what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted racial and socioeconomic inequities in educational opportunity and access in North Carolina?”

Collaborating with Public School Forum investigators Ashley Kazouh and Lauren Fox, Adam Hollowell–senior research associate and director of GIRI–and Keisha Bentley-Edwards–associate director of research and director of the Health Equity Working Group–will lead the team for the Cook Center.