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Learning Resource Center at JRP

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the KU School of Education offers students numerous benefits and unique learning features including; books, computer labs, a printer/copier, poster printing and/or laminating services, DVDs and videos. Located in JRP Hall, Room 108 - the LRC is a one-stop shop for any student enrolled at the KU School of Education.

General Collection

The General Collection in the LRC includes a variety of education-related books in areas such as: curriculum, teaching, controlling the classroom, special education, multicultural education, English as a second language, language arts, math, science and more. Educational kits, such as manipulatives for math, and a fiction section are also included.

Lesson Planning Textbooks

The LRC maintains a collection of textbooks from Grades PK-12. The textbooks are especially useful for designing lesson plans. The collection contains teacher and student editions as well as supplemental material. Subjects covered range from Social Studies and Science to Music and Foreign LanguageThe textbook collection is organized and shelved separately from our other collections. In addition it has a unique cataloging system, but can be searched in the same databases as our other materials. The textbooks are organized according to subject, publisher, year, grade level, and format. The LRC uses the Library of Congress call number system for its collections, with the exception of textbooks and journals.

Journals & Publications

Many publications are available online through KU Library Services.  If we do not have a particular journal, check to see if the University Libraries keep it in Watson Library, or you can check to see if it can be found on-line through our on-line resources.

For more information on additional library services, please visit the KU Libraries web site.


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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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