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Community engaged research

Our faculty, instructors, and researchers are dedicated to helping people learn and grow. Read the articles below to learn more about the work we're doing with schools and communities to find research-based solutions to real issues in education.

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Back to school with social-emotional learning

Clay Cook is working to show that Mental health issues can be prevented and treated, and youth can gain resilience by receiving supports to develop what are now called social-emotional skills—relating to others, managing emotions, maintaining resilience, and solving problems. Read more.

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Empowering parents to help close the word gap

Scott McConnell and his team are partnering with early childhood practitioners across the state to get more parents talking to their young children. Read more.

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What comes before reading?

How the idea for Individual Growth & Development Indicators (IGDIs) was born and lead to the first technology start-up in the College of Education and Human Development that six years later, continues to grow. Read more.

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Making a difference with data

Simplifying the way early educators collect and analyze data is key to success for children with—and without—emotional and behavioral challenges. Read more.