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Dr. Elizabeth Heeren

Co-Prinicipal Investigator
MCS Bond Building, Room 232
2930 Airways Blvd
Memphis, TN 31116

Dr. J. Helen Perkins

Co-Prinicipal Investigator
University of Memphis
320 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-4195


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Memphis Striving Readers

Developing Successful Readers in the Mid-South

Dr. Elizabeth Heeren
Director and Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Helen Perkins
Co-Principal Investigator and
University of Memphis Associate Professor

The Memphis Striving Readers Project is designed to test the efficacy of the Memphis Content Literacy Academy professional development model for improving reading achievement and content literacy in high-need urban middle schools serving grades 6-8. All teachers in Striving Readers treatment schools are eligible to participate in the professional development program. The district employees READ 180 as a targeted intervention for 960 students in grades 6-8. The University of Memphis implemented the school level intervention (MCLA) and Research for Better Schools evaluates the district's Striving Readers project.

For More Information Please Visit Memphis Striving Readers Project Main Links.

Memphis Striving Readers
Memphis Striving Readers Federal Website

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