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Reading Comprehension: How Stories Help Students Learn New Information

Reading comprehension for young students has always been a primary focus for a number of researchers here at the College of Education and Human Development. In the Text and Discourse Lab, we work with both children and adults to understand the underlying processes that support reading and learning from texts. To do so, we use […]


Dyslexia and Struggling Readers: The Importance of Early Intervention

Understanding dyslexia has long been a critical mission at the Minnesota Center for Reading Research (MCRR). In fact, the center was designed to equip teachers with the skills needed to help struggling readers. We have always worked with a variety of students in this area—perhaps those coming from poverty or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. […]


Transnational Students & Youth Citizenship in America

For the past few years, I have been interested in several intersecting areas—one, demographic projections that tell us the U.S. will not be a white-majority country in the next three decades; two, the rising tide of anti-immigrant sentiment that characterizes our political discourse, and three, the idea that schools are an important site to cultivate […]


The First MLB All-Star Week Course for Sports Management Students

I always try to stay involved with our local sports teams here in Minnesota. By keeping my pulse on the industry, I can provide better knowledge, guidance and mentorship for my sports management students. It’s also a great way to keep my eye out for potential opportunities. Last winter an idea came to mind when […]