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Associate professor quoted on rapping lesson plans

October 11, 2017
Bettina Love, an associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice in the College of Education, was recently quoted on the use of hip-hop as a teaching tool by NBC News.

Associate professor quoted on religion in schools

September 18, 2017
Kevin Burke was recently quoted on how teachers are prepared to teach religion in schools.

Alumna recognized twice for excellence in teaching

August 23, 2017
Amber Simmons (PhD '12), an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, was one of only 15 winners nationwide to receive the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence Award.

Alumna is new president of state school counselors group

July 5, 2017
Tinisha Parker (B.S.Ed. '00, Ed.S. '07, Ph.D. '13), coordinator of advising and counseling for Gwinnett County Public Schools, began her one-year term July 1.

District honors College's research-based after-school program

June 9, 2017
The Physical Activity and Learning Program, or PALS, is among the recipients of the 2017 Impact Awards given by the school district.

Second annual Camp DIVE expands opportunities for students, teachers

May 22, 2017
About 80 Clarke County children will spend a month immersed in history, reading and STEM projects—among others—as the second year of Camp DIVE launches June 5.

College of Education faculty and alumni honored at 2017 AERA meeting

May 2, 2017
Several alumni and faculty members were recently recognized by the American Educational Research Association for their significant contributions to the field of education.

Study identifies 'key practices' that advance PDS work

May 1, 2017
One important insight that emerged from the study, according to Hall, is that the UGA and CCSD partnership is composed of sub-partnerships.

Math Hall and Ball provides math enrichment, acceleration

May 1, 2017
Origins of Math Hall and Ball Math Hall and Ball was conceptualized by Tarek Grantham, professor in the department of educational psychology, when he worked as a middle school teacher and mentor program sponsor. His concern about the under-representation of African American students in advanced programs, particularly males in advanced foreign language and math classes, inspired him to create a Study Hall and Ball activity as part of the Kappa League mentoring program he directed. A primary

Annual conference for professional development schools includes 35 local educators

May 1, 2017
The 2017 National Association for Professional Development Schools conference took place March 9-11 in Washington, DC.

Action research: Examining mentor teacher needs

May 1, 2017
As principal of Judia Jackson Harris Elementary, I began the process of exploring the needs of our mentor teachers as part of my doctoral research.

'PDS work is always changing' says school administrator

May 1, 2017
Meet Mark Tavernier, associate superintendent for instructional services and school performance.

Office of School Engagement student spotlight: Melissa Baker

May 1, 2017
Melissa Baker, the 2016-17 Office of School Engagement graduate assistant, will graduate from the UGA College of Education this May with a Ph.D. in middle grades education.

2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor 10 for their achievements

March 29, 2017
Ten COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.

Graduate student named a Javits-Frasier Scholar

November 30, 2016
Jerilyn Williams was recently named a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Alumna receives New Teacher Assistance Grant

November 7, 2016
Tita Lovell was recently awarded the New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power to purchase materials and supplies for her high school classroom.

Doctoral student named School Counselor of the Year

October 31, 2016
Alexandra Huguelet was recognized by the Georgia School Counselor's Association for her leadership and work promoting equity and access to opportunities for all students.

Smagorinsky: Should schools designate unisex restrooms?

June 9, 2016
Peter Smagorinsky explains why schools should embrace the White House's inclusion efforts towards transgender students.

Mission complete! Robotics competition lands successfully for 2nd year

June 6, 2016
RAIL Robotics Competition sends 28 Barrow County students on a 'mission' to Mars.

CLASE celebrates students, family and friends at annual Parent Night

May 19, 2016
Earlier this month, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education's Tutoring and Mentoring program culminated in a Parent Night celebration.