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Children's Learning Institute (formerly CARS)
The University of Texas Health Science Center's Children's Learning Institute combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neuro-development, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research.
International Reading Association (IRA)
IRA is a professional membership organization that promotes high levels of literacy instruction through professional development, advocacy, research, partnerships and global literacy development.
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
NCTE is a professional membership organization devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the Language Arts at all levels of education in the US.
National Reading Panel (NRP)
In 1997, Congress asked the Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to convene a national panel to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.
Southwest Education Development Laboratory (SEDL)
The Regional Educational Laboratory reading resources assist teachers in understanding the cognitive requirements of beginning and struggling readers.
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
TEA and the State Board of Education guide and monitor activities and programs related to public education in Texas.
Texas Association for Literacy Education
TSRA is a sub-organization of IRA. This professional membership organization focuses on literacy issues specific to Texas.
Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (VGCLRA)
VGCRLA supports the Texas Student Success Initiative while at the same time broadening its focus beyond Texas to contribute to the efforts of national researchers and educators who are working to enable all children to read on grade level by third grade and throughout their school careers. To fulfill these goals, the Center relies on five major components: Professional Development, Special Education Reading Project (SERP), Higher Education Collaborative (Texas and National), Research, and the Texas Family Literacy Center.
Shannon Abercrombie
ELAR Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5765
Abby Rayburn
Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5448
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Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5404

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