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Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2021 winners

March 26, 2021
Stories about the depth of a father-daughter relationship and recollections of a childhood spent in American internment camps during World War II topped the list of children's favorites for the 2021 Georgia Children's Book Awards.

NEA 'Big Read' grant brings graphic storytelling to life

March 22, 2021
Thanks to a recent "Big Read" grant award, Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor will launch a series of readings, lectures and events focused on the works of famed American cartoonist Roz Chast.

Higgins named College of Education’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

February 26, 2021
Marian Higgins, clinical assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, will continue to create equitable workspaces by transforming policies and practices to ensure inclusivity and equity.

Professor receives inaugural Karen D. King Excellence in Advocacy Award from AMTE

November 20, 2020
Dorothy Y. White received the inaugural award for her advocacy and contributions to mathematics teacher education.

Imagining new possibilities

November 19, 2020
Anna Abraham, the E. Paul Torrance Professor of Creativity and Gifted Education, brings nearly two decades of creativity research to the Torrance Center as its new director.

Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE

November 10, 2020
A new study lead by Sami Yli-Piipari, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology, shows kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI.

Forming connections

October 6, 2020
Faculty in the College helped agriculture educators connect to their subject areas and enhance students’ problem-solving skills during a two-day professional development training session.

Study to explore impact of COVID-19 on pre-K children’s school readiness skills, recovery rates

September 17, 2020
To assess the long-term impact of COVID-19 on young students, researchers in the College are investigating the rate at which pre-K children return to pre-pandemic levels of school readiness.

$1.2 million grant to prepare a diverse group of secondary mathematics and science teachers

August 6, 2020
Led by Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, the GEMS project will recruit and prepare a diverse group of STEM educators to teach in high-need Georgia schools.

HIIT exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome show benefits

July 29, 2020
Incorporating high-intensity interval training into exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome may help achieve critical health outcomes in a more time-efficient manner.