Advancing educational instruction through research, technical assistance, and professional development


Our Mission

From translating research into practice to providing online professional development, the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (VGC) emphasizes scientifically based research and is dedicated to improving instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students.

Dedicated to high-quality research, VGC works with The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) as combined Organized Research Units within the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Both centers promote academic success for students in Texas and across the nation by improving education outcomes.


Projects

Vaughn Gross Center professional development products and online forums are designed to broaden teachers' knowledge on topics related to effective, research-based reading instruction and to provide opportunities to share information on teaching reading more effectively.

Materials

Materials produced by the Vaughn Gross Center are housed in the library for The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk.

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Recent News

Sharon Vaughn honors achievements, legacy of late friend and colleague Janette Klingner
December 19, 2014

Klingner, who passed away in March 2014, hailed as a "champion for the education of historically marginalized youth."

Former first lady Laura Bush visits Wilkinson, a Middle School Matters Tier III school
October 28, 2014

Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School receives a $7,000 library grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries.

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