Topic: Reading improvement

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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