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Odum Institute to host 11th Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive

The Qualitative Research Summer Intensive (QRSI) is a week-long series of classes for researchers who wish to build their qualitative-research skills and integrate qualitative methods into their research designs and perspectives. Students and researchers from all disciplines and industries are welcome. Read More...

FPG’s Abecedarian Project Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

The Abecedarian Project, one of the world’s oldest and most oft-cited early childhood education programs, marks its 42nd anniversary this year with a groundbreaking study from FPG researchers and Nobel laureate James J. Heckman—as well as several new international initiatives that showcase adaptations of the curriculum the project first developed four decades ago.  Read More...

Project CONNECT Reaches Around the Globe

FPG has been providing free training to a rapidly growing worldwide audience, helping early childhood educators learn how to teach young children with disabilities. Since FPG’s Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge (Project CONNECT) first pioneered the use of their online multimedia modules in 2010, the project has delivered cutting edge instruction to users in more than 180 countries.  Read More...

Quick In-Class Evaluation Captures Vital Signs of Teaching

A new study shows that a 20-minute classroom assessment can reliably measure classroom instruction and predict students’ standardized test scores. The assessment also provides immediate and meaningful feedback—making it an important new tool for understanding and improving instructional quality, according to researchers at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and the University of Rochester. Read More...

FPG Launches National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center

To meet the growing need for guidance from researchers with experience in early childhood education and program evaluation, UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is launching the National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center. Read More...