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Georgia finalizes adoption of standards to ensure new teachers ready for the classroom

Starting this fall, the state of Georgia is strengthening its standards for licensing new teachers by requiring them to pass edTPA™, a performance assessment indicating they really are effective and ready for the classroom.

New camp shines light on food justice and local community

Earlier this month, 30 middle school students from around Athens-Clarke County attended a hands-on camp focused on art, food justice and scientific inquiry.

COE doctoral student awarded scholarship in curriculum and instruction

Erin Horan, a doctoral student in the department of educational psychology, was recently awarded the Barbara Day Laureate Scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi.

Alumni elected to roles in national association

The National Association for Gifted Children recently elected two alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology to leadership roles.

Smagorinsky: Are college campuses too politically correct?

There is a reason comedians don't like to venture to college campuses, writes Peter Smagorinsky in the latest edition of the AJC's Get Schooled blog.

Parents, do your homework when looking for educational apps

Parents need to do their homework to find apps that keep kids' skills sharp over the summer, say several University of Georgia researchers.

Student athletic trainer recognized for recent accomplishments

Maggie Horne, a student athletic trainer at Spalding High School, was recently featured in the Griffin Daily News for her outstanding accomplishments in the field. Before her freshman year, Horne started working as a student manager for her…

Professor co-edits new book; mentioned in top publications

Kathleen deMarrais, professor and department head of the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, recently co-edited a book titled "Teach for America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out," which has been fea…

Math, social studies and writing — all from a lesson in robotics

Jackson County teachers get an up-close look at robotics—and how to use them in the classroom and in real life

Kopcha works with local teachers on technology programs

Theodore Kopcha, an associate professor in the department of career and information sciences, is working with the Archway Partnership—UGA's community engagement platform—to find better ways to integrate technology in K-12 and higher edu…

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