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February 2015

USG deans respond to proposed federal regulations

February 2, 2015
The 21 Education Deans within the University System of Georgia have issued a joint letter to US Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan.

Grant opens robotics curriculum to more teachers

February 2, 2015
College of Education assistant professor ChanMin Kim is working on a project that incorporates robotics technology in the classroom thanks to a Learning Technology Grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia. These grants help professors incorporate the latest technology into the classroom, giving professors even more avenues to reach students. Click here for more on the CTL grants and ways new technology will help save UGA students more than $1 million over th

Faculty Tour opens up researchers to new collaboraitons

February 2, 2015
College of Education researchers among new employees who meet, collaborate following annual orientation

Superintendent notes Professional Development School District in op-ed piece

February 2, 2015
Woods: Visit to Athens shows tests don't measure all aspects of public education

Virtual world helps students 'break through'

February 2, 2015
Collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology opens a new world for students with disabilities

Conference features latest research from UGA's College of Education

February 2, 2015
Faculty and graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Education will show the public their latest research at the 2015 Faculty and Graduate Student Research Conference later this month.

Graff appointed president-elect of Children's Literature Assembly

February 4, 2015
The Children's Literature Assembly recently appointed University of Georgia College of Education associate professor Jennifer Graff as president-elect; she will become president for the 2016-2017 term. An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Literature Assembly provides a forum for teachers of children's literature, promotes children's literature as a field of learning and research, and creates programs for those interested in children's literature. The org

Article named one of 2014's most-read pieces

February 4, 2015
A recently published article by two UGA College of Education researchers has been named one of the most-read pieces of last year's Routledge Behavioral Sciences Research Methods journals. The article, "Alternative Measurement Paradigms For Measuring Executive Functions: Sem (Formative and Reflective Models) and Irt (Rasch Models)," discusses alternative paradigms for measurement that support the widely used structural equation models in the social sciences. Professor George Engelhard and gradua

UGA Center helps integrate robotics into classroom

February 5, 2015
Information technology is on track to save students $1 million over 5 years

Cody: Reform policies are making schools worse, not better

February 6, 2015
Public school advocate Anthony Cody spoke at the UGA Chapel

TEDxUGA features 2 College of Education students

February 10, 2015
Two College of Education graduate students will be among the slate of presenters at this year's TEDxUGA event. Stephanie P. Jones, a doctoral candidate in language and literacy education, and Leon Tsao, a master's student in educational psychology, will be among the speakers on March 27 in the Tate Center's Grand Hall. The event is 2-6 p.m. and tickets, which are $12 each, are available as of 9 a.m. Thursday. _(Note: There is a limited number of seats, and this event usually sells out quickl

Smagorinsky: It's about removing barriers to college

February 10, 2015
College of Education professor Peter Smagorinsky recently offered a rebuttal to a University of Maryland economics professor who critiqued the White House's plan of eliminating tuition for most college students. "I am writing to offer a belated response to aspects of his essay that I find problematic. My beef is not with his critique of the President's plan ... But I do know a bit about education, and believe that his essay is much stronger on expelling vitriolic language dismissing people he b

Cutting college costs, one book at a time

February 13, 2015
Board of Regents grants help give students access to free class materials

In a world where middle school teachers rule...

February 19, 2015
If not you, then who? Video highlights teacher prep program

Rise of homeschooling among African-American families

February 19, 2015
African-Americans are increasingly taking their kids' education into their own hands.

Should you drive with a concussion?

February 20, 2015
A pioneering study looks at the effect a head injury has on driving

Community event boosts after-school program

February 20, 2015
An annual fundraiser for the GRU/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will also benefit a unique after-school program that links physical activity to learning.

2 professors make short list in student-led awards

February 24, 2015
The University of Georgia Student Government Association honored 10 UGA faculty members in a ceremony Monday evening, including two from the College of Education. Pat O'Connor of the kinesiology department was among the 10 professors honored from across the university. Jennifer Lindstrom of the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education was among the 20 nominees. The annual Professor Recognition Ceremony recognizes educators who have made a significant impact on the education o

Nealy among finalists for Chamber of Commerce award

February 24, 2015
Congratulations to Allison Nealy, who was recently selected as a finalist for the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce's Athena Award. Nealy, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education, is also a district-wide professor-in-residence for the College of Education/Clarke County School District's Professional Development School District. Nealy was selected as a finalist in November, and the winners were recognized in a recent awards dinner. The At

Love gives keynote at Connect Conference

February 24, 2015
The March 23 event is free to UGA students, staff and faculty.

Lanoue named superintendent of the year

February 27, 2015
Congratulations to Clarke County School District's superintendent, who was named superintendent of the year in a ceremony Thursday afternoon at the annual conference of AASA

9th annual forum focuses on women's roles in sciences

February 27, 2015
Top women who study topics such as medicine, global hunger and obesity will share their experiences at the ninth annual Global Educational Forum on March 19.

Awards and conference highlight best in kid lit

February 27, 2015
Children's authors and illustrators will have their time in the spotlight during an annual event on the University of Georgia campus March 6-7. The 46th annual Georgia Children's Book Awards and Conference on Children's Literature, sponsored by the UGA College of Education, is a chance for teachers, media specialists, librarians, faculty and book lovers to come together and celebrate heroes, villains and, in the case of one author, a flamingo. Along with the conference, which takes place March