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Teacher Feature: From TV to Elementary
Date Published: April 20, 2016
Big decisions are often made over a cup of coffee. Damien Hazel made his while managing a Starbucks. The 15-year television news veteran had burnt out on the industry, fallen into what he describes, with levity, as a “mid-life crisis” and found himself in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,...

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Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services Announce Joint Graduate Certificate Program
Date Published: April 11, 2016
The Department of Special Education and Child Development and School of Social Work are pleased to announce the approval of a joint certificate program in Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) focusing on children birth to five years of age and their families. Graduates of the Certificate...

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Teacher Feature: Keep on Trucking
Date Published: April 8, 2016
On the road as a trucker five days a week, Ken Macon had abundant time to think, to write and dream.  He dreamed of lessons where kids would delve into literary works, of students who would challenge his every thought, and of being the teacher who reached students who others deemed...

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COED Graduate Students Earn Prestigious Summer Fellowships
Date Published: April 7, 2016
Four UNC Charlotte Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education degree candidates have been awarded fellowships to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s prestigious Teacher Seminar Program. Brittany Gibson, Renae Kaister, and Marticia Turner are teachers at...

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Professors to Present at National Teacher Preparation Conference
Date Published: March 28, 2016
Reading and Elementary Education professors Erik Byker and Amy Good have been selected to present at the 2016 National edTPA Implementation Conference. edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United...

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Professor Leads Effort to Bolster Special Education in South Africa
Date Published: March 21, 2016
South Africa is calling on College of Education faculty member David Test to help develop and implement an ambitious plan to revamp the nation’s special education system. Test, a professor of special education, has returned stateside after traveling to South Africa as part of an envoy sent to...

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Professor Rebecca Shore's Latest Book Deemed "Essential" Read
Date Published: March 2, 2016
A recent book by educational leadership professor Rebecca Shore has received the highest possible rating by Choice Magazine, a top academic review publication. “Developing Young Minds” was deemed “Essential,” the highest of Choice Magazine’s five recommendation levels. Publications that are...

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Urban Education Professor Chance Lewis Wins Prestigious Award for Mentoring
Date Published: February 25, 2016
Urban education professor Chance Lewis is the 2016 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Award. The award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies the commitment de Silva, a former UNC Charlotte professor, displayed to graduate student mentorship. The Carol Grotnes Belk...

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COED Dean Joins National Education Advocacy Group
Date Published: February 22, 2016
College of Education Dean Ellen McIntyre is the newest member of Deans for Impact, a group of national educational leaders focused on improving the field. Deans for Impact says it is committed to improving student-learning outcomes by transforming the field of educator preparation. Members of...

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"Infant Dividends" Workshop Investigates Early Childhood Development
Date Published: February 15, 2016
“Nature or nuture” has long been a question of interest for developmental researchers, but a recent UNC Charlotte workshop is showing that the inquiry is more complicated than that. In fact, the way an infant is nurtured can affect the physical nature of their brain for the rest of their lives...

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Charlotte Observer: Latino Student Boom- Big Numbers Pose Complex Questions for CMS
Date Published: February 4, 2016
  "If you think you understand what the Latino enrollment boom means for Charlotte-area schools, you’re probably wrong. That’s what I took away from this week’s forum on Latinos and education at the Levine Museum of the New South, where speakers explored the complexities of language...

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Survey of Community College Leaders Reveals Common Challenges, Opportunities
Date Published: February 4, 2016
A report co-authored by UNC Charlotte Educational Leadership Professor Mark D’Amico indicates community colleges continue to feel economic pressures following the Great Recession, pressures that can make it more difficult for students to gain access to higher education. These conclusions came as...

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Partnership Helps Union County Teachers Earn Graduate Degrees
Date Published: January 19, 2016
A new UNC Charlotte College of Education partnership underway in Union County is allowing a group of teachers to earn a Master’s degree in education through a new model that brings that graduate classroom to them. The pilot program offers 16 teachers in high priority middle and high schools...

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11th Annual STEM Conference Draws Record Crowd
Date Published: January 11, 2016
It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday and 220 science and math teachers are listening to man talk about shoveling lemur poop. Though this humerous portion of National Geographic conservation scientist Luke Dollar’s keynote presentation may not have been the most appetizing of mealtime...

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Master's Student Recognized for Work in Gifted Education
Date Published: December 14, 2015
The National Association for Gifted Children has recognized third year special education master's student Maureen Mensing for her contributions to gifted and talented education. Mensing is one of two nationally who were honored this year with the Master's and Specialist Award for Exceptional...

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Professor Sejal Foxx Named NCSCA Counselor Educator of the Year
Date Published: December 3, 2015
The North Carolina School Counseling Association (NCSCA) has named professor Sejal Foxx Counselor Educator of the Year. NCSCA presents the award to recognize a counselor educator for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, mentoring, and advising to prepare students for careers as effective...

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Educational Leadership Professor Named NC Arts Educator of the Year
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Department of Educational Leadership professor Rebecca Shore is the North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA) Art Educator of the Year for higher education. Shore and others were honored at the NCAEA Professional Development State Conference earlier this month in Asheville, North Carolina....

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VIDEO: Grandchildren of Brown- Long Legacy of School Desegregation
Date Published: November 25, 2015
More than 300 people were in attendance at UNC Charlotte's Center City campus earlier this month for a discussion on the effects of desegregation on Charlotte schools. Led by UC-Berkeley professor Rucker Johnson and an panel of local experts, topics included the long-run impacts of school...

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"Future 49ers Teach" Hosts High School Students from Across Region
Date Published: November 23, 2015
More than 300 high school students from across region spent the day at UNC Charlotte last week to explore careers in teaching. Hosted by the College of Education, Future 49ers Teach painted a picture of the teaching profession and of student life at UNC Charlotte.  COED Teacher...

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Special Education Professor Speaks at White House Symposium
Date Published: November 20, 2015
Special Education and Child Development professor David Test is back on campus after speaking at a White House symposium celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Test and six other preeminent scholars spoke at the event, headlined by U.S....