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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...


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...


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...


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....

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Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Chapter Recognized for Excellence
Date Published: November 17, 2015
For the second time in a row, the College of Education's Omicron Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education has received the prestigious Achieving Chapter Excellence Award. Omicron Pi was one of 25 chapters internationally out more than 250 to receive this...


Doctoral Student Named Emerging Leader in Special Education Teaching and Research
Date Published: November 9, 2015
College of Education doctoral student and adjunct instructor Jenny Root has been recognized as an emerging researcher and leader in teaching students with disabilities. Root was named the 2015 Alice H. Hayden Emerging Leader by TASH, an international advocacy group that advocates for people with...

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COED Professor Catalogs Learning Levels with International Team in India
Date Published: October 23, 2015
College of Education professor Erik Byker is in India this month working with the world's largest assessment of elementary school children. Pratham International's Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) team.  Every year thousands of young adults in India join Pratham...

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Counseling Professor to Attend White House Convening
Date Published: October 16, 2015
College of Education professor Sejal Foxx will represent UNC Charlotte at an upcoming White House organized convening to strengthen school counseling and college advising. She will join delegates from 35 states representing K-12, non-profits, research interests, policymakers and other stakeholders...

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College of Education Publication Reveals “What’s New in Literacy Teaching"
Date Published: October 13, 2015
A book edited and co-authored by College of Education faculty is taking a deep dive into the current state of literacy instruction and looking to the future of reading and writing in the classroom. In “What’s New in Literacy Teaching?” Reading and Elementary Education professors Karen Wood...


Study Highlights Tactics for Teaching Vocabulary to Struggling Readers
Date Published: October 9, 2015
New research co-authored by College of Education scholars is illuminating the path to teaching academic vocabulary words to students with learning disabilities. Published in the journal Teaching Exceptional Children, the study reads like an instructional manual for teachers interested in expanded...