The Cato College of Education


Castles Daycare Academy
December 1, 2016
A donation from Charlotte philanthropist Charlie Elberson is allowing Cato College of Education researchers to take a closer look at the strategies of an east Charlotte child care center with a history of success in early literacy and pre-K preparation. Castles Daycare Academy is a fixture in the primarily lower-income African-American Oak Forest neighborhood, where it serves children ages two to 12. For the last 30 years, it has provided high-quality, language-rich, print-rich child care and preschool services for children in the community.

High school students
November 30, 2016
A study co-authored by a Cato College of Education professor has found the social and physical surroundings of a school, and the way students perceive them, help inform student behavior. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the William T. Grant Foundation, Anne Cash, assistant professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education, and her co-authors collected data from approximately 28,500 students from 58 high schools in Maryland. The study was published in the journal “Psychology of Violence”, which is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association.

UNC Charlotte Urban Education Colloborative
November 17, 2016
The issues and challenges that impact urban education aren’t particular to the United States, says Dr. Chance W. Lewis, the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at UNC Charlotte. At the three-day international conference that has brought more than 400 scholars and practitioners to this island from corners around the globe, Lewis is cautioning participants to not merely dwell on the problems that beset urban schools, but to focus instead on finding creative solutions and outcomes for the future.

Cato College of Education
November 16, 2016
UNC Charlotte named its College of Education for the Cato Corp. during a campus ceremony. The announcement followed a $5 million gift from the Cato Corp., a retailer of women’s fashions and accessories, to the University’s $200 million fundraising campaign, “EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte.” The gift will fund the Cato Scholarship for Education, established to provide annual financial scholarship assistance to incoming freshman or transfer students who plan to major in a degree program offered by the Cato College of Education.