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Teacher Training Goes Virtual

   December 5, 2019

Education students at UNC Charlotte are now using virtual reality (VR) to prepare for real life classrooms, in a program that looks to reshape the way future teacher candidates learn about how students and teachers interact. Dr. Meghan Barnes, an English education...

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LISTEN: Professor Tracey Benson Discusses Segregation In Charlotte Education

   December 4, 2019

by: Jesse Steinmetz
photo: Jennifer Worsham

To achieve racial equity across its schools, a ...

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Double Alum Wins Union County Principal of the Year

   November 15, 2019

Unionville Elementary Principal Dr. Sharyn VonCannon has never been one to be at a loss for words -- that is, until she heard her name called as the 2019-2020 UCPS Principal of the Year on Oct. 3.

Standing in front of her colleagues at the district’s annual Principal of the Year luncheon, VonCannon fought back tears as she simply described that moment as unbelievable, humbling and...

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Alumni Corner

   November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Cato College of Education Alumni Corner!

We are currently seeking COED alumni interested in serving on our alumni council. If you are interested, please let us know at alumni.education@uncc.edu.

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International Education Honor Society Earns Trio of Awards

   November 8, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the International Honor Society in Education, continued its award-winning streak with a trio of honors at the 53rd Kappa Delta Pi Convocation.

Omicron Pi Chapter received its fourth Achieving Chapter Excellence Award, which recognizes Kappa Delta Pi chapters that exhibit outstanding...

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Dr. Teresa Petty to Serve as Interim Dean of Cato College of Education

   November 5, 2019
Dr. Teresa Petty has been selected as interim dean of the Cato College of Education effective January 16, 2020, upon the departure of Dean Ellen McIntyre. Dean McIntyre has accepted a position at the University of Tennessee.

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UNC Charlotte Alumna Named CMS Principal of the Year

   November 1, 2019
Sterling Elementary Principal and UNC Charlotte alumna Emily Miles is the 2019 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Principal of the Year. Sterling is a special place for Miles. She was the school’s literacy facilitator from 2008 to 2013 and then became the school’s assistant principal. She left to become Montclaire Elementary’s principal. “It was so exciting for me to be able to come back home to...

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UNC Charlotte Receives More Than $3 Million in Grants Supporting Special Education Research and Doctoral Students

   October 29, 2019

Faculty in the Department of Special Education and Child Development have secured three federal grants, each of over $1 million, to support research and doctoral education.

Scholarships for Doctoral Students

The Office of Special Education...

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Dean Ellen McIntyre Selected As Dean of University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

   October 28, 2019

The University of Tennessee has selected Ellen McIntyre, dean of the Cato College of Education, as the next dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

Ellen McIntyre will become dean of UT’s College of Education, Health, and Education January 21, 2020.

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Sisters' Lifelong Bond Continues as Teachers at Hometown Elementary School

   October 22, 2019

Kelsey Harris '14 and Alyssa Harris Martini '19 lived under the same roof for years. They were raised together in the small, rural area of Anson County, North Carolina. Now, having grown up and moved out of the family home, the two sisters are back across the hall from each other, teaching at the same elementary school they once...

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