Research Spotlight


Rune J. Simeonsson leads six-year international initiative
New classification provides universal language for characteristics of children and youth

After six years of work by an international team commissioned by the World Health Organization, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) has been published.

Study of reading development: “Segregated” schools hinder reading skills

Kirsten Kainz, a senior research associate in the School of Education and an investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, examined reading development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvantaged children.

NICHD funds study of rural children for five more years

Lynne Vernon-Feagans, William C. Friday Professor of Early Childhood, Families and Literacy, has received funding from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to continue research on nearly 1300 rural children, now turning three, who have been studied since birth.

First Report of the Evaluation of the DSSF

The First Report of the Evaluation of the Disadvantaged Student Supplement Fund (DSSF), published in April 2007, presents the work of Gary T. Henry and his research team in evaluating the effectiveness of the strategies funded by the DSSF program in North Carolina.