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KU-CRL News Archive


Working Healthy Data Chartbook 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

In October 2000, Kansas first received federal Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funding to develop and implement a Medicaid Buy-In program under the Ticket to Work/Work Incentives Improvement ACT (TWWIIA) legislation. Since then, researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and Department of Health Policy and Management have been involved with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Working Healthy. Evaluation activities have included annual surveys with enrollees and a comparison group of non-enrollees, surveys of state case managers and analysis of administrative data, including Medicaid and Medicare claims and most recently Kansas Revenue data. A critical piece of the evaluation effort is understanding Working Healthy enrollees’ experiences with the program so that successes can be tracked and needed changes can be documented. This Chartbook 2nd Edition summarizes results of surveys with Working Healthy enrollees from 2002 through 2010, with supplemental information from administrative databases. To access the Working Healthy Data Chartbook, 2nd edition click here.


Response to Intervention Information Briefs are Released

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Information Briefs have recently been released by the National Center on Response to Intervention. Sara Prewett, Daryl Mellard, and Jessica Lieske-Lupo have distributed two that they authored. To access RTI Implementation Processes for Middle Schools, click here. To access the information brief, RTI Scheduling Process for Middle Schools, click here.


Dr. Mellard Receives Top Research Award

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Daryl Mellard! Daryl, director of CRL’s Division of Adult Studies, is the 2011 recipient of KU’s Research Achievement Award, the highest honor given annually to a full-time academic staff researcher.

To view the full article of Daryl’s accomplishment, click here


New Article By Daryl Mellard

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Daryl Mellard for the publication of his new article in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. The citation is as follows to read the article.

Hock, M.F., Mellard, D.F. (2011). Efficacy of learning strategies instruction in adult education. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 4(2), 134-153.


New Publication by Jean Hall

Monday, March 07, 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Hall, Janice Moore, and Greg W. Welch for their recent publication, “Preventing disability among working participants in Kansas’ high-risk insurance pool: Implications for health reform”. The article can be found in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Vol. 34, pages 119-128.


Jean Hall Quoted About Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dr. Jean Hall was quoted in an ABC News article that was published February 25, 2011. The article, “The Low-Cost Health Care Option You Never Heard Of: A New but Relatively Unknown Provision of the Healthcare Bill Makes It Easier to Get Insured With a Pre-existing Condition”, discusses the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and its provision of Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans. Click here to access the whole article.


“Think College Kansas Initiative” Grant Awarded to KUCDD and KUCRL

Monday, January 31, 2011

Staff from Kansas University’s Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) and the Center for Research on Learning, in collaboration with other key partnering agencies, will implement a “Think College Kansas Initiative” by hosting an initial stakeholder meeting, conducting on-going Workgroup sessions, disseminating information to all relevant audiences across the state, facilitating the development of a state strategic action plan, and sponsoring a statewide promotional event.The result of this final collaborative event will be the development of a sustainable state action plan for implementing post-secondary experiences for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities that maximizes resources and removes existing barriers to postsecondary education (PSE), and increases PSE opportunities leading to paid employment for Kansans with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

Click here to learn more about the “Think College Kansas Initiative” Grants.


Daryl Mellard Participates in NCLD’s RTI Leadership Forum

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daryl Mellard, director of KUCRL’s Division of Adult Studies, participated in NCLD’s RTI Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2012. The panel is titled Meeting the needs of struggling learners - How is RTI addressing the needs of students with disabilities, other students who need differentiated instruction, and students who need adequate instruction? Click here to watch Dr. Mellard’s presentation.


Dr. Jean Hall Featured in Business News Article

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dr. Jean Hall has recently been featured in the Business News Article, “People With Disabilities Not Well Served by Federal Unemployment Programs”. To download and read the article click here


Congratulations to Alexandra Vuyk

Monday, November 15, 2010

Congratulations to DAS graduate research assistant, Alexandra Vuyk, who won first place for non-doctoral completed research. She was awarded at the Student Research Gala hosted by the Research & Evaluation Network, at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children in Atlanta, GA on November 12, 2010. Alex’s project, “Relating Perfectionism, Overexcitabilities and Depressive Symptoms among Gifted Adolescents in Paraguay”, was based on her master’s thesis for the MS in Special Education/Gifted degree she received this May from Emporia State University.


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