News from March 2019

MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn to run Boston Marathon to raise money for dyslexia research
March 22, 2019

Sharon Vaughn, executive director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, will raise money for the The Dyslexia Foundation while running in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15.

The partnership is part of the festivities surrounding the 30th anniversary of The Dyslexia Foundation. "Like her steadfast belief that each child with dyslexia counts, let’s make each of the 62,926 steps in her run to cross the finish line count toward advancing our knowledge of dyslexia and translating it to classroom instruction," the foundation wrote when announcing the initiative.

For more information and to donate, visit the Dyslexia Foundation website.

Project AIM is recruiting schools for 2019–2020 school year
March 22, 2019

Project AIM is seeking sixth-grade mathematics interventionists to partner in a 1-year algebra-readiness intervention study.

To qualify, schools must have at least one math interventionist who teaches at least two class periods of students struggling in math. This randomized control study also requires comparison classes.

Project AIM has developed four intervention modules to improve students' mathematics performance through conceptual understanding, problem-solving ability, and self-regulation skills. Participating schools will receive electronic copies of all instructional materials upon completion of the study, allowing them to use the research-validated practices in subsequent years. In addition, participating teachers will receive a $300 to $400 stipend and a half-day of professional development.

More information is available online or by contacting Principal Investigator Diane Pedrotty Bryant.