Research Spotlight


Alumnus Gus Martin, Associate Professor Kathleen Brown partner with DPI in working with turnaround schools

A few years ago, North Carolina leaders realized that strong action was needed to improve a group of schools across the state where student achievement was low.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans receives $3.4 million from U.S. Department of Education to support rural K-1 teachers’ work with struggling readers

A $3.4 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Lynne Vernon-Feagans to extend her work with kindergarten and first-grade teachers as they help children in low-wealth rural schools who are struggling to learn to read.

NEA Foundation awards grant to support rural youth in high school mathematics

Three researchers at the School of Education have been awarded a grant from the NEA Foundation to support their work to bolster opportunities for rural youth seeking to meet high school graduation requirements in North Carolina.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans and colleagues receive funding for additional analysis of Family Life Project data

Lynne Vernon-Feagans, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy and Professor of Psychology, received a $120,000, one-year grant from the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.