Education Science

Our research in education science has the goal of improving both student achievement and inclusive education.
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Among the longstanding themes of the research of the Life Span Institute has been the improvement of educational quality and delivery through science.  Our education science research includes work on technical assistance in the schools, instructional coaching, leadership development, and technical innovation that make educational achievement easier and more efficient. Through research we aim to improve both student achievement and inclusive education.

Research Highlights

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News: Project WRITE Proves Effective

KU researchers have found that a new program is highly effective at helping teachers use technology to improve the writing skills of students, especially those with disabilities, as well as save educators time and give them new tools to assess learners’ progress.
Kathleen Lane

Introducing Kathleen Lane

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered (Ci3T) models of prevention.
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Featured Research Center: KU Center for Research on Learning

The KU Center for Research on Learning is dedicated to development and research of educational programs and practices that improve outcomes for all learners, including those with learning differences or disabilities.

Our Research

At the Life Span Institute, we conduct research whose end goal is the improvement of education.
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