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May 28, 2015

MCPER has received a $1.2 million, 5-year federal grant to train doctoral students in the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

The purpose of the project is to prepare five highly qualified doctoral graduates who can bridge the gap between research and practice by becoming leaders who are well trained in multitiered systems of support for students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders. The project will employ a research-to-practice leadership model that engages the collaborative efforts of the faculty in the UT Austin Department of Special Education, professional development and policy leaders at MCPER and the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts, and school district leaders. Mathematics Institute Director Diane Pedrotty Bryant will be the principal investigator of the project, and MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn will be the co-principal investigator.

The funding is from the Office of Special Education Programs within the U.S. Department of Education.