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Sisters Continue Lifelong Bond as Teachers at Hometown Elementary School

   October 22, 2019

Kelsey Harris and Alyssa Harris Martini 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 attended as...

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UNC Charlotte Alumna Bonnie Roop Named NC Student Teacher of the Year

   October 17, 2019

Cato College of Education alumna Bonnie Roop ’19 is the 2019 North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year.

Roop, who student taught at Kannapolis Middle School before being hired full-time at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Charlotte, is described as a nurturing educator and careful planner who uses research-based...

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Professor Tracey Benson's Book on Unconscious Bias in Schools Draws National Coverage

   October 8, 2019

A new book co-researched and written by Cato College of Education professor Tracey Benson is drawing national coverage and acclaim for its incisive look into the role of unconscious bias in K-12 schools.

Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism,...

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Student Research Spotlight: Urban Education Doctoral Student Tia Dolet

   October 3, 2019

Tia Dolet is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Curriculum and Instruction – Urban Education program. This summer, she was the recipient of National Crittenton’s 2019 BOLD Change Agent Award, recognizing her efforts supporting educational justice and equity for girls of color in the Charlotte and Washington, D.C...

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Department of Reading and Elementary Education Wins Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

   September 26, 2019

The Department of Reading and Elementary Education is this year’s recipient of the UNC Charlotte Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for its collective dedication to high-quality teaching and improvements to student learning and outcomes.

The department underwent a unique program redesign to create a series of learning...

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Professor Ryan Miller Discusses Role of Bias Response Teams

   September 25, 2019

In the midst of ongoing legal battles over free speech and bias response teams on university campuses, Professor Ryan Miller spoke to Chronicle of Higher Education to offer clarity on the role of these groups.

by: Katherine...

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Dr. Florence Martin Wins Thomas L. Reynolds Leadership Award

   September 13, 2019

Her students and colleagues describe her as “committed,” “tireless,” and a “hero.” Now Dr. Florence Martin, Education Leadership, can officially add Graduate Program Leader to that list.

Dr. Martin is the 2019 inaugural recipient of the Thomas L. Reynolds...

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Study Shows Localized Standards Boost Racial Equity in Gifted Education

   September 4, 2019

The influence of line drawing in the American K-12 educational system is well documented. Redistricting, testing requirements, and funding issues often rise to the forefront of the public consciousness. But less frequently debated questions of scope can have similarly dramatic effects. For instance, how should schools identify and provide services for their academically gifted students? A...

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New Podcast Navigates Relationship Between Science and Religion

   August 27, 2019

“Science and religion” - the mere mention of the terms together conjures up images of fiery speeches or awkward silences. A new podcast created by Cato College of Education professor Ian Binns and colleagues will navigate the strange and fascinating relationship between the two, discovering ways to hold both in mind without compromising...

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Summer Program Promotes Quality Teaching and Coaching

   August 20, 2019

by: Ellen McIntyre, Dean of the Cato College of Education

What does it take to prepare a teacher to be ready to succeed on their first day of work? To help answer that question, three years ago the Cato College of Education established the Teacher Education Institute, a summer program continuing this week that focuses on quality teaching and coaching. We...

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