Work by L. & D. Fuchs recognized in Institute of Education Sciences post
Isn't it nice to know that someone is paying attention to some of the quality research being done in special education?
In mid-February 2023, Sarah Brasiel of the US National Center for Special Education Research posted about the extensive contributions by Doug Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs. The article is entitled “Spotlighting Doug and Lynn Fuchs: Two Decades of Innovation in Special Education Research” and it is part of the US Institute of Education Sciences’ celebration of the first 20 years of its work. Here’s the lede:
During our 20-year anniversary, IES would like to reflect upon the important work of Drs. Doug and Lynn Fuchs, who have received multiple IES grants over the years to explore important factors associated with learning and develop interventions aimed at improving outcomes for low-achieving learners and learners with disabilities in math and literacy. Their work as “trailblazers in the field of special education” was recognized in 2021 when they received the “Nobel Prize of education,” the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.
Some readers may remember my SET post from October 2021 about Lynn and Doug receiving the McGraw Prize. Among many other awards, Doug and Lynn also reeived the Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher Award from the Division for Research. Their work is certainly worthy of the honors; the accompanying photo shows the reception at which they received the latter award.
This photo is not my best photograph (focus and depth of field were wonky, etc.). But, it is a pretty cool one, because of the people who are in it (left to right): Tom Scruggs, Lynn, Dan Hallahan, Jim Kauffman, Mary Brownell, and Doug. (Special thanks to Dan H. for pointing me to the IES post.)
Congrats to Lynn and Doug for the recognition from IES.
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Only the onlooker with glasses is notorious.
I should have qualified that statement as wearing glasses and a necktie.