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Bush Institute Fellow Receives Prestigious Award from The University of Texas

Article by Beth Ann Bryan December 3, 2013 //   2 minute read

Dr. Sharon Vaughn, the executive director of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, has won the highly prestigious Career Research Excellence Award from The University of Texas at Austin.  She was honored as this year’s recipient of the award for maintaining “a superior research program across many years,”  according to the university.  A cash award of $10,000 accompanies this honor.  She joins a distinguished list of award winners, including 2012 winner Steven Wineberg, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science.

Dr. Vaughn, who has taken high quality education research into practice in schools for many years, is also a very active Bush Institute fellow.  She runs our Middle School Matters Institute and works closely with schools chosen by the Bush Institute to receive hands-on help in understanding research-based strategies to use in the classroom.  The work Dr. Vaughn and her staff of the Meadows Center do on the ground with teachers and principals helps them improve their work in areas like reading, writing, mathematics, dropout prevention, cognitive science, advanced reasoning and data management. 

This is an incredible honor for Dr. Vaughn.  The Bush Institute is extremely proud to have her as one of our Fellows and as the person directing our support work for middle schools across the state and nation.