Professor earns education research award for reading achievement study

Jeanne Tunks, associate professor of teacher education and administration, earned the 2013 Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award for a reading achievement study.

The award was given to Tunks, former student teacher Codi Potter ('12) and her mentor Vanessa Arispe, a fifth-grade teacher at Wilson Elementary in Denton, for their collaborative research action study "Reading Nonfiction Books as an Influencing Factor in Reading Achievement."

The Balach award recognizes innovative research collaborations between school district teachers/administrators and university researchers.

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