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April 2015

DeBray quoted in Education Week article

April 2, 2015
The Education Week article discusses the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Study finds cystic fibrosis decreases muscle strength

April 2, 2015
Researchers also break new ground in testing for childhood diseases

A call to be 'Joshuas and Joshu-ettes'

April 3, 2015
DeKalb schools superintendent calls for future leaders to speak up, stand out

Forum raises health issues on a global scale

April 6, 2015
Discussions focus on women in sciences and medicine

Teacher takes leap of faith into country music career

April 9, 2015
Duo Laughlin met at UGA, now signed to groundbreaking new record label

Study: Low-achieving students who 'tutor' class do better in own studies

April 9, 2015
Low-achieving students who were allowed to teach a virtual class performed better in their own courses, according to a new University of Georgia study. The students taught a virtual class through tutoring software, which increased the low-achieving college students' motivation and engagement in the classroom.

Award honors Bierema in name, achievements

April 9, 2015
The Academy of Human Resource Development has recognized College of Education Associate Dean Laura Bierema's achievements with the creation of a new award.

Clarke Central's publications sweep state awards

April 10, 2015
The student-led publications Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the Odyssey's website, won top honors recently in the annual Georgia Scholastic Press Association's annual awards. These literary and news magazines, published by students at Clarke Central High School, are advised by David Ragsdale, an alumnus of the College of Education and a member of the college's Board of Visitors. Clarke Central earned all three All-Georgia awards, GSPA's top honor for publications. Clarke Central won for Odyssey

Teacher prep student's work leads to honor

April 13, 2015
The Black Male Leadership Society was named the University of Georgia's "Organization of the Year" during the 14th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards, given out April 8 at the Tate Student Center. The SOAR Awards celebrate the accomplishments of student organizations at UGA. "I am incredibly proud of the work the Black Male Leadership Society has done this year within our community, across campus and within the Athens community," said

Pre-doctoral internships announced

April 13, 2015
Four graduate students at the University of Georgia College of Education have received pre-doctoral internships at top sites across the country, representing a range of clinical, community and school-based settings.

'Girl Talk' summer camp tracks being active

April 14, 2015
A new summer camp gives middle school-age girls a full week of healthy activities and education this summer—at no cost to families.

Grantham, Hines featured in story about educational outreach

April 15, 2015
A recent Athens Banner-Herald story featured two faculty members for their innovative Odyssey course

LEAP professor receives 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

April 16, 2015
Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of the Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia and a professor in the College of Education's department of lifelong education, administration and policy, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, an honor given by the American Association of University Women for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls.

Alumna is finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year

April 16, 2015
Holly Canup (BSEd '91, MEd '94, EdS '96) is the media specialist at East Jackson High School

Experience UGA helps kids 'live the college life'

April 22, 2015
A recent story in the Athens Banner-Herald highlights the Experience UGA program on the day after its annual fundraiser.

Tolley recognized for work on study abroad program

April 22, 2015
A University of Georgia College of Education faculty member was recently honored by the Office of International Education for her work establishing a study-abroad program in Italy.

Engelhard quoted in Creative Loafing

April 22, 2015
George Engelhard, a professor in the educational psychology department, was recently cited in a story in Creative Loafing on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating saga. The fallout from the court case and its recent ruling hasn't led to widespread education reforms, despite nationwide calls for a fit to nationwide testing. Instead, according to CL, "the cheating saga prompted some school officials nationwide to revisit their testing policies and better train teachers administering the tests. But

Symposium celebrates artistic side of research

April 22, 2015
Graduate students and faculty in the University of Georgia College of Education combine artistic talents with research practices for this showcase of visual, literary and performing arts.

Students perform better when able to teach

April 22, 2015
Low-achieving students who were allowed to teach a virtual class performed better in their own courses, according to a new University of Georgia study.

First graders living the college life

April 23, 2015
More than 80 children from Athens' J.J. Harris Elementary School field-tripped to UGA to get a taste of the college life, and to learn about Latin American countries and cultures.

Speaker named for inaugural kinesiology Distinguished Alumni Lecture

April 23, 2015
Dr. Phil Sparling, professor emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology, with give the inaugural Department of Kinesiology Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Oct. 16.

Doctoral student wins award from American Kinesiology Association

April 23, 2015
Melissa Erickson, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, was recently awarded the Graduate Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association. The award honors a select number of students who have been recommended by faculty, and have a distinctive academic career. Winners receive a $250 gift certificate to Human Kinetics and a certificate. The American Kinesiology Association promotes kinesiology as a field of study as well as its many uses. See the full list of winners.

Smagorinsky: Teacher stresses value of kindness, mindfulness

April 23, 2015
In the most recent Get Schooled blog on, language and literacy education professor Peter Smagorinsky explains how third-grade teacher Cameron Brooks understands that third-graders need play, joy and calm in order to learn, especially during test season. In the essay, which highlights great teachers from around the state, Smagorinsky writes about Cameron Brooks' teaching methods both in and outside the classroom. The Chase Street Elementary School teacher brings a sense of mindfulness to

Ellen Evans featured faculty member on UGA homepage

April 27, 2015
The kinesiology professor talks about how she came to UGA and her proudest work: Her students

Bradshaw receives Millman Measurement Scholar Award

April 27, 2015
Laine Bradshaw, an assistant professor in the College of Education's educational psychology department, received the Jason Millman Measurement Scholar Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education.

Helping others after devastation

April 27, 2015
Scholarship winner plans future in disaster relief work

India town inspires sustainable thinking

April 27, 2015
Long-term project to improve education has broader implications

UGA senior learns to juggle more than schoolwork

April 28, 2015
This May, Drew Keim will be the first person in his family to graduate from college – a feat he's managed to accomplish while simultaneously raising his three-year-old daughter. With two part-time jobs and a full course load, Keim quickly learned how to balance his busy academic life with his responsibilities at home. "I came up here, and the moment I walked on campus, I had a two-week-old," said Keim, who is preparing to graduate from the University of Georgia College of Education with a dual

CHDS doctoral student awarded $20,000 counseling fellowship from NBCC MFP

April 28, 2015
The National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation, recently selected UGA Gwinnett Campus student, Tameka Oliphant, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Oliphant will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations. The NBCC MFP is made possible by a grant first awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHS

Talk it out: Learning English happens best when conversation is part of curriculum

April 28, 2015
A new teaching model using small groups significantly improves how well English-language learners increase vocabulary and reading comprehension, according to a pioneering new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.