Those who still smoke are the poor, the disenfranchised, the mentally ill.
ORI researcher Barb Gunn, Ph.D., was recently awarded a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate instructional techniques in teaching English to English Language Learners. Working with school districts in Texas, Washington, and Oregon, Gunn and her team will test the efficacy of Direct Instruction Spoken English (DISE) for developing English oral language skills and improving basic academic outcomes. The researchers are collaborating with 23 middle schools. Gunn, an ORI employee since 1995, has just become an ORI senior scientist. Congratulations, Barb!