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Two-thirds of US students show limited basic skill

UNC Writing Skills Development Program

Writing Skills Development Program (WSDP) is comprised of a group of researchers led by Dr. Stephen R. Hooper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Health Sciences.  The research projects are funded through the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. By examining the efficacy of interventions, and the conditions under which they are most effective, we address a compelling educational need.

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Lara-Jeane Costa

5 years ago

Costa Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Early Literacy Research from Institute of Education Sciences

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded Lara Costa, the project director for the Writing Skills Development Program, $1.4 million over three years for an initiative spearheaded by the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences. Stephen Hooper is the co-principal investigator for this new project and principal investigator of the Preschool …