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Largest Grant in UNC Charlotte History Expands National Center for Youth with Disabilities

   October 28, 2020

Through the largest grant in the University’s history, a pair of researchers from the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education are expanding their national effort to improve employment, education and community integration for students and youth with disabilities.

With a five-...

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Professor Heather Coffey Wins Top Teaching Award

   September 22, 2020

UNC Charlotte continues its long-standing tradition of honoring exceptional teachers who have demonstrated excellence in motivating and mentoring students to achieve in the classroom, in the community and in future careers.

Cato College of Education professor Heather Coffey is the winner of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. She was honored during a...

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NSF Grant Allows UNC Charlotte Faculty to Train Middle School Students and Teachers on Digital Citizenship

   August 12, 2020

The approaching PK-12 public school year will be unlike any other. Of concern to many students, parents, and those in the education field are dramatic shifts to online learning in an effort to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Much time and effort is being dedicated to helping teachers teach and learners learn in this environment. Now, results from a project led by a team of UNC...

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UNC Charlotte's Niner University Elementary Readies to Open

   August 5, 2020

As teachers across the region prepare for a different sort of school year, faculty and staff at Charlotte’s newest school are in the building at Niner University Elementary at Amay James (NUE), readying for its opening on Aug. 17.

Staffed and operated by UNC Charlotte, NUE is the...

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Cato College of Education Announces 2020-2021 Scholarship Awards

   July 27, 2020

With the fall semester on the horizon, the Cato College of Education is proud to recognize its scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Cato College of Education has been able to award 119 scholarships totaling nearly $340,000.

“My dream is to be a great...

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UNC Charlotte Supports Local School Districts' Efforts on Educational Equity

   July 22, 2020

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Professors Bring Lifelong Passion to Anti-Racism Education

   July 7, 2020

Dr. Tehia Starker-Glass and Dr.Erin Miller co-designed the courses for the Anti-Racism in Urban Education Graduate Certificate in 2014 to fill a gap in curriculum for the program. 

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Good Morning America: Assistant Principal Sings Parody of Frozen’s 'Let It Go'

   June 25, 2020

Alumnus Harvey Bagshaw '92, an assistant principal at Stallings Elementary School, sings “I Don’t Know" about his school’s uncertainty under the pandemic.

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Education Week Teacher: What Educators Should - and Should Not Do - in Response to George Floyd's Death

   June 8, 2020

Dr. Tracey Benson, assistant professsor of educational leadership, spoke with Education Week Teacher to provide guidance to educators on talking about the death of George Floyd.

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Emily Wagoner '14 Named Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year

   May 21, 2020

Cato College of Education alumna Emily Wagoner is the 2019-2020 Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year. Wagoner, who earned a dual degree in special education and elementary education in 2014, was presented the award in a...

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