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.
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 produced by the Vaughn Gross Center are housed in the library for The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk.
Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School receives a $7,000 library grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries.
Merchie visited Austin this summer to collaborate with MCPER researchers.