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Knowledge Bites

MCPER produces a series of podcasts and blogs, in which researchers discuss recent findings in their field and how these findings are important to practice.

Recent Podcasts

Education Research Matters

Hosted on the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities site, the Education Research Matters monthly series features researchers translating important, current research into nonacademic language for practitioners in the field.

Middle Grades Research Digest

Developed by the Middle School Matters Institute, the Middle Grades Research Digest focuses on evidence-based principles and practices from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Our Mission

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating, disseminating, and supporting the implementation of empirically validated practices to influence educators, researchers, policymakers, families, and other stakeholders who strive to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for all learners.

Created in the spring of 2008 with a major commitment from the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, MCPER is a collaboration of researchers from multiple disciplines and sites, including the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts in The University of Texas at Austin College of Education.

Recent News

Second cohort of schools selected to receive on-site support from Middle School Matters Institute
September 5, 2014

Advanced Studies Magnet–Haut Gap Middle School in Johns Island, South Carolina; Robert E. Lee Middle School in San Angelo, Texas; and Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School in Mesquite, Texas, will receive Tier III support.

Bastrop ISD embraces secondary coaching support through the Texas Literacy Initiative
August 26, 2014

Coaching supports secondary teachers in incorporating reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction into all core content areas

Scholar from Belgium visits Austin to collaborate with MCPER researchers
August 14, 2014

Ghent University doctoral student Emmelien Merchie presents findings from 4-year study at brown bag event.

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