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Workshops Give Charlotte Parents a Leg Up on Literacy Learning at Home
Date Published: August 18, 2016
The laughter fell in waves at Windsor Park Elementary on this balmy summer night. A light moment would arise and a shower of laughs would fall across the school library; seconds later, its translation would send a second volley tumbling down. Roughly half of the 25 parents in attendance spoke...

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10 Things I'm Doing to Get Ready for the Start of School
Date Published: August 10, 2016
CMS Teacher of the Year and College of Education alumna Jordan Todd shares her secrets for starting strong in the new academic year. Summer is coming to an end and I’m so excited to be welcoming in a new crew of scholars into my world.  With little time to waste, I must get started planning...

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UNC Charlotte Kappa Delta Pi Wins Top National Service Award for Second Straight Year
Date Published: July 27, 2016
For the second straight year, the UNC Charlotte chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society in education, has received the top award for its annual service initiative. More than 100 chapters hosted Literacy Alive! events; the Omicron Pi chapter at UNC Charlotte is one of five...

Freedom School Jubilee

VIDEO: Hundreds Celebrate Reading at Freedom School Jubilee
Date Published: July 18, 2016
For years, UNC Charlotte has served as a host site for Charlotte Freedom School Parnters, a non-profit that provides reading-focused summer programs to lower income children. This summer, we were proud to host their jubilee, which brings together all 16 locations and 1,200 students for a final...

Learning Leaders Forum

Instructional Systems Technology Forum Draws Top Business Leaders
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Business leaders from across the area recently joined UNC Charlotte instructional technology faculty on campus to discuss industry trends and the future of corporate training and performance improvement. The inaugural Learning Leaders Forum drew executives from companies including Wells Fargo,...

UNC Educator Quality Dashboard Meeting

EdNC: A Conversation on Measuring Teacher Quality
Date Published: July 7, 2016
EdNC, the education news and research non-profit website, filed this report on the state of the UNC Educator Quality Dashboard, a resource that helps educational leaders navigate data on teacher preparation. Dean Ellen McIntyre is an advisor on the dashboard, and voiced her opinions at a meeting...

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Middle Grades Education Alumna Named Student Teacher of the Year
Date Published: June 30, 2016
Middle Grades Education alumna Gabrielle Lowder says there is no piece of paper that could fully convey the passion she has for teaching. While this may be true, she’ll likely hold on to her award for 2016 UNC Charlotte Student Teacher of the Year, as it’s an honor well-earned. Lowder graduated...

Minority Graduation Celebration

Urban Education Professor Delivers Keynote at Minority Male Graduation Celebration
Date Published: June 22, 2016
Urban Education Professor Chance Lewis delivered the keynote address at an event this month recognizing recent minority male students graduates from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. The Beta Nu Lambda Education Foundation planned the inaugural Baccalaureate Service in partnership with CMS. More...

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UNC Charlotte Experts: Don't Change N.C. Math Curriculum
Date Published: June 20, 2016
From UNC Charlotte associate professors of mathematics Michelle Stephan and Drew Polly, and professors of mathematics David Pugalee and Vic Cifarelli: This coming week the North Carolina House and Senate will vote on House Bill 657, which would give high school students and middle school students...

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UNC Charlotte Center for STEM Education Hosts Inaugural Autobell “Creek Challenge”
Date Published: June 10, 2016
UNC Charlotte’s Center for STEM Education, in conjunction with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and sponsor Autobell, hosted the inaugural Creek Challenge competition finals on the UNC Charlotte campus on Saturday, June 4th.  The Creek Challenge is a unique water-related science program...

Center for Health, Education and Opportunity

Center for Health, Education and Opportunity Looks to Transform Charlotte's East Side
Date Published: June 8, 2016
The UNC Charlotte Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services are partnering with the nonprofit Aldersgate retirement community to establish The Center for Health, Education and Opportunity, an outpost directed at reshaping Charlotte’s eastside community. The 6,000-square-foot Center is...


Charlotte Islamic Academy Lauds COED Professor's Classroom Consulting
Date Published: May 27, 2016
A multi-year effort by Department of Educational Leadership Professor Debra Morris has significantly improved instruction and faculty development at the Charlotte Islamic Academy, according to the school’s leadership. The academy contacted Morris in 2012 seeking help with classroom...

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Counseling Program Addresses Mental Health Needs of Charlotte Latinos
Date Published: May 25, 2016
An unfolding partnership between an interdisciplinary team at UNC Charlotte and the Camino Community Center is helping to address the mental health needs of Charlotte’s Latino community. Faculty from the Colleges of Education, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences collaborated...

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Doctoral Student LaTonya Summers Wins $20,000 Fellowship
Date Published: May 23, 2016
The National Board for Certified Counselors has selected counseling student LaTonya Summers for its Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Summers will receive $20,000 and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations...

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Bridging Cultural Gap Lands UNC Charlotte Alum Cabarrus Teacher of the Year
Date Published: May 12, 2016
Republished with permission of The Independent Tribune by: Erin Kidd Photos: James Nix Statistically, Emily Francis said she wasn’t supposed to become a teacher. Arriving in the United States at the age of 15 and not speaking a word of English, the odds were stacked against her. But she...

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Literacy Alive! Read-In Brings Elementary School Students to Campus
Date Published: May 9, 2016
If it’s never too early to start thinking about college, then 145 local 3rd graders are off to a good start after acting as honorary 49ers during the annual Literacy Alive! Read-In event at UNC Charlotte. Hosted by the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, and offered as an...

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Master's Student Wins National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship
Date Published: May 2, 2016
College of Education student Katie Saylor has been awarded a weeklong Landmarks in American History summer fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Saylor, who is pursuing an online Master’s in Secondary Education- Social Studies will attend U.C. Berkley for the fellowship...

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Professor Bruce Taylor Wins Governor's Volunteer Service Award
Date Published: April 28, 2016
Department of Reading and Elementary Education professor Bruce Taylor is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The honor, created in 1979, recognizes individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service...

Vivian Correa Award

Professor Recognized as Leading Latina in Local Education
Date Published: April 27, 2016
Child Development and Family Studies Professor Vivian Correa was one of four Latina women recognized this spring for contributions to education at the Inaugural Cesar Chavez Contemplation Breakfast. The event brought educators, administrators and community leaders together to reflect on the legacy...

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Urban Education Collaborative Tours U.S. Department of Education
Date Published: April 25, 2016
The UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative traveled to Washington, D.C. this month to receive an exclusive tour of the U.S. Department of Education. Urban Education Collaborative Director Chance Lewis organized the tour around the group’s participation in the American Education Research...