Topic: Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

In the Know

June 21, 2010
In the Know

The June 21 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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Largest Grant in History of College of Education Awarded to Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

June 17, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk has been awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the largest ever received by the College of Education.

The grant will fund research projects that contribute to and support the IES's Reading for Understanding Research Initiative. The initiative's primary aim is to improve students' reading comprehension from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The Meadows Center will be targeting seventh through 12th grade learners.

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Gluten- and Casein-free Diet Not Effective Autism Treatment

April 28, 2010

The use of gluten-free and/or casein-free (GFCF) diets in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is not supported by current research, says a team of scientists with The University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center Autism Spectrum Disorders Institute.

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