Two of our student interns presented the project at the annual Research in the Capitol event showcasing the work of outstanding student researchers from the Iowa Regents Universities.
Leaders with the Iowa City Schools have always considered the district one of the most progressive in the state. That's why in 2016, they formed a partnership with the University of Iowa Public Policy Center to evaluate student experiences in schools.
Sophomore Miria Burns said she got a genuine jolt of excitement when filling out a standard questionnaire on climate at Liberty High School. “I saw that genderqueer was an option and was like, ‘I’m on here — this is exciting,” Burns said. 
The Equity Implemented Partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Community School District has received a $400,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation’s Research-Practice Partnership Program which funds long-term, mutualistic collaborations between practitioners and researchers to conduct relevant and useful research and facilit

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