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Hynd named new president of Oakland University

September 3, 2014
George W. Hynd, former UGA College of Education associate dean for research and external affairs, has been named the next president of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Jones featured in Teachers College's Vialogues

September 2, 2014
College of Education researcher Stephanie Jones discusses her co-authored TC Record article, presented in the form of graphica.

Smagorinsky: Do criticisms of U.S. schools rely on distortions?

September 1, 2014
UGA Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky discusses an interesting new book exposing the misperceptions and distortions about America's schools in an August 30 essay in the 'Get Schooled' blog of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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.

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.

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

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."

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.

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: 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.