Project Websites


Current Projects

Getting Ready

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Getting Ready promotes school readiness for young children, especially those who are growing up in poverty. It is an approach that encourages parental engagement in all aspects of early childhood development, while building on strengths for parents and children.

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Getting Ready

TAPP para Familias Latinas

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TAPP para Familias Latinas is using the TAPP intervention to support partnerships between Latino families and schools. We invite you to bring TAPP para Familias Latinas to your school.

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Tapp Latinas

The Early Learning Network

earlylearningnetwork@unl.edu

The Early Learning Network seeks to advance the understanding of policies and practices that narrow the achievement gap and maintain early learning success as children transition from preschool to elementary school and beyond.

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Early Learning Network

Learning Frontiers

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Learning Frontiers aims to advance understanding of Nebraska’s policies and practices—across rural and urban communities—that support children’s early learning and academic success. The project is part of the national Early Learning Network, led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Learning Frontiers

START-Play

START-Play is an intervention that targets sitting, reaching and motor-based problem solving in infancy. It aims to improve development and learning readiness for infants with motor delays or dysfunction.

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 START-Play

TAPP – Teachers & Parents as Partners

cyfs@unl.edu

Teachers & Parents as Partners is a proven, research-based intervention aimed at establishing parent-teacher relationships to help solve children’s behavioral and academic challenges. Current TAPP projects are: TAPP Para Familias Latinas, which supports K-5 Latino children; and Collective Capacity Building through TAPP, which provides training for school specialists in rural Nebraska.

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TAPP

Nebraska RTI

Nebraska Response to Intervention (RTI) is an educational service delivery system designed to provide effective instruction for all students. RTI uses student data to help teachers make decisions on curriculum, instruction and student interventions.

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Nebraska RTI

Completed Projects

Coaching Science Inquiry In Rural Schools – CSI

CSI in Rural Schools examined the impact of professional development using technology-delivered follow-up coaching. The project provided coaching on guided science inquiry, a method of science teaching. This project was part of the National Center for Research on Rural Education.

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CSI

Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Rural Communities – CBC

CBC in Rural Communities investigated parent and teacher practices for improving student behavior at school and home. The research project assessed the impact of CBC for rural students, their families, and teachers. This project was part of the National Center for Research on Rural Education.

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CBC

Project READERS

Project READERS was designed to implement and examine the impact of professional development in data-based instruction and early reading supports for K-3 students in rural schools. This project was part of the National Center for Research on Rural Education.

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Project READERS

Teachers Speak

Teachers Speak was a national survey funded that collected critical information about teachers’ professional development experiences, perspectives, and classroom practices. This project was part of the National Center for Research on Rural Education.

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Teachers Speak