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January 2015

Exercise science is on legislators' minds as session kicks off

January 5, 2015
When the Georgia legislature kicks off its new session this week, research taking place at the College of Education's kinesiology department will be part of the conversation.

Online graduate degree options keep College in top rankings

January 7, 2015
The University of Georgia College of Education continues to rank among the top 30 of the country's best online education programs, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings released today.

Double Dog alumna wins science teacher award

January 14, 2015
Meganne Skinner, a Double Dawg graduate of the College of Education, was named the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of Promise for Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association.

Two alums honored by Hispanic Scholarship Fund

January 15, 2015
Last fall, two College of Education alumni were among four inductees into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Hall of Fame: Vasti Torres and Frank Ros

2 professors share thoughts on Get Schooled bog

January 21, 2015
Professors Jones, Smagorinsky contribute to the AJC's education-themed blog

Researcher's work lands on 'most influential' list

January 21, 2015
A 2013 paper has landed a University of Georgia College of Education researcher on the Council for Learning Disabilities' list of "most influential" articles

Love speaks at DePaul MLK event

January 22, 2015
Bettina Love gave the breakfast keynote at a Martin Luther King Day event at DePaul University in Chicago.

Public education advocate speaks at UGA Chapel

January 22, 2015
Anthony Cody's talk will address national educational policies and their effects on local schools

Making science purrfectly fun

January 22, 2015
$1.2M grant funds project that engages third-graders in health and technology

State superintendent: Teachers need less testing, more time to teach

January 27, 2015
College's partnership with school district among highlights of official's tour

Robotics research gives teachers new STEM tools for the classroom

January 27, 2015
College of Education-sponsored event shows how to integrate science, math and engineering to traverse a 'volcano'

Robotics partnership becomes official

January 27, 2015
College and school system join forces with company to provide materials, training and curriculum

Workshop helps parents create their own success stories

January 27, 2015
Housed in the College of Education, the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project reaches across the state to help caregivers and schools

Conference reaches beyond the apps

January 27, 2015
Annual Digital Learning Conference brings latest technology and innovations to educators

Groundbreaking student builds a legacy

January 28, 2015
Middle grades education student helps rebuild a center for black male leadership on campus

Community roots propel educator to Senate

January 28, 2015
Opportunities to help people can come in many forms. You can volunteer at a shelter. Offer training for life skills. Teach kids or adults. Volunteer to serve your country. Or, if you're Michael Rhett, you can do all of the above. Now, College of Education alumnus Rhett (PhD '04) can add state senator to that list. After winning the District 33 seat last year, Rhett was sworn in earlier this year as the new state legislative session got underway, and is the first African-American resident fr

Stephanie Jones weighs in on AJC education blog

January 30, 2015
A piece by College of Education professor Stephanie Jones was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Get Schooled blog earlier this week. Headlined "Teachers, colleges of education on firing line for student test scores. Wrong target. Wrong aim.," Jones uses the story of a doctor in an underserved community to illustrate the disconnect between teachers and evaluations of their own teacher education. She is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice.

Peter Smagorinsky shares story of inspiring teacher

January 30, 2015
Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education, recently continued his series on great Georgia teachers with a profile of Rabun County teacher Becky Cross. The story appeared on the AJC's Get Schooled blog. "I'm always relieved and inspired when I hear of teachers who, in spite of the current effort to standardize teaching and learning by means of centrally planned policies and designs, still find joy in their work," he writes. Smagorinsky is a professor in the Departm

Parade honors Georgia Safe Schools Coalition

January 30, 2015
The Georgia Safe Schools Coalition served as an organizational grand marshal for the 2014 Atlanta Pride Parade

Challenger mementos connect College to shuttle

January 30, 2015
The recent anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger explosion recalled a special link to the University of Georgia College of Education.