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August 2014

Smagorinsky: Bad student writers - You get what you pay for

August 4, 2014
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky writes a response to fellow academic Rick Diguette's recent essay on how ill prepared college freshmen are in writing in the July 28 issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution's "Get Schooled" blog.

Raczynski in ABH: Schools becoming safer for kids

August 12, 2014
"Schools are becoming safer and safer for kids," says Katherine Raczynski, director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools Project in UGA's College of Education in an August 10 Athens Banner-Herald story on a decrease in numbers of bullying and school violence incidents.

Smagorinsky: A sad scandal that should shame us all

August 12, 2014
The culture of accountability pressured school personnel to engage in blatantly unethical practices to create the appearance of learning, writes Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky in an invited op-ed in the August 10 Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Award-winning alumnus takes school reformers to task

August 14, 2014
UGA alumnus and award-winning Georgia educator Ian Altman (AB '04, MED '06) posts a blog in the August 14 Washington Post listing "seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers."

Schultz, Kaplan submission named ASHA 2014 Meritorious Poster

August 15, 2014
A submission by Alisa Schultz, an assistant clinical professor, and Holly Kaplan, a clinical professor in the University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic, has been recognized as a 2014 Meritorious Poster by the Convention Program Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Zepeda named Routledge EOE Author of the Month

August 20, 2014
Zepeda named Routledge Eye On Education Author of the Month

Engelhard addresses Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society

August 21, 2014
​George Engelhard, a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology, gave an invited address and held a workshop at the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society (PROMS) on August 6 in Guangzhou, China.

Archway fellowship allows professor to bring technology to rural Georgia communities

August 23, 2014
In fall 2014, COE faculty member Theodore J (T.J.) Kopcha was awarded a Public Service and Outreach fellowship with the UGA Archway Partnership. Kopcha is using his fellowship to extend his work with technology-enhanced learning.

Alumna featured on discussion of race

August 25, 2014
UGA alumna Courtney Jones-Stevens (AB '10, MEd '13), who has a UGA master's degree in student affairs administration, takes part in an online discussion on the cultural relationship between white gay men and black women on

Schools take on new approach to bullying

August 27, 2014
With the new school year comes a new focus on bullying that could help schools stop the victimization before it starts, according to the College of Education's Safe and Welcoming Schools program.

Discovery Dawgs, Thomas featured in Hartwell Sun

August 27, 2014
College of Education instructor Gretchen Thomas and her UGA service learning class in a middle school called Discovery Dawgs is featured in The Hartwell Sun.

Professor, student featured for work in Hart County High School

August 27, 2014
College of Education faculty member T.J. Kopcha and doctoral student Lenie George were featured in a Hartwell Sun story on their work with students in Hart County School in the Hart County Archway Partnership.