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Cato College of Education Graduate Programs Ranked in Top 20% Nationally

   March 26, 2019

The Cato College of Education graduate programs are ranked in the top 20 percent of programs nationally in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The college checks in at 78th out of 392 total graduate education programs nationwide. The graduate special...

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Educational Leadership Professor Wins Harshini V. de Silva Award

   March 18, 2019

Richard Lambert, professor of educational leadership in the Cato College of Education, is the 2019 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award.

Lambert is director of the Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation...

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UNC Charlotte to Open Public Elementary School in Fall 2019

   March 12, 2019

A new public elementary school developed, supported and operated by education experts at UNC Charlotte will aim to expand educational opportunities and boost student achievement starting in August 2019.

Niner University Elementary (NUE) will strive to create lifelong learners and...

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Film Challenges Limits Placed on People with Intellectual Disabilities

   March 6, 2019

Intelligent Lives, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, has its Charlotte premiere at the UNC Charlotte Cone Center on March 26, 2019.

The film stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college...

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Cato College of Education Provides Free Master's Degrees to Groups of Local Teachers

   February 28, 2019

by: Maggie Blackwell, Salisbury Post

Local teachers are studying for their master’s degrees for free, thanks to a program provided by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Jeanneine Jones, professor of middle grades education, and Tina Heafner...

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Alumna Sherry Thomas Named Director of NC Division of Exceptional Children

   February 20, 2019

Cato College of Education alumnus Sherry Thomas has been named director of the North Carolina Division of Exceptional Children.

The mission of the division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.

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Cato College of Education Alumni Corner

   February 5, 2019

Welcome to the Cato College of Education Alumni Corner with Dr. Misty Hathcock!

I would like to share some exciting announcements for alumni to stay informed about the work of our College.

Last July, I was named Director of the Cato College of Education Alumni Affairs. As a five-time alumna of the College, I am an enthusiastic advocate...

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UNC Charlotte Launches Country's First Online Master's Degree in Urban Education

   February 5, 2019

The Cato College of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the country’s first fully online master’s program in urban education.

The 33-hour M.Ed. in Urban Education is designed to prepare educators and professionals deliver high-quality, culturally relevant instruction and services for students in increasingly...

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Literacy model gains steam as UNC Charlotte research shows it helps struggling readers

   February 5, 2019

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State Department Selects Salas for English Language Project in Tunisia

   January 29, 2019

The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Spencer Salas, Professor at the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education, for a weeklong English Language Specialist project focusing on curricular innovation and teacher capacity building in Tunisia. Dr. Salas is part of a select group, as one of approximately 80 U.S. citizens each year...

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