In the Media

2009

Bobbie Lubker receives retired UNC faculty leadership award

The Retired Faculty Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday presented its first Leadership Award to professor Bobbie Lubker, retired clinical professor of education and Allied Health Services and former director of the Center for Educational Management of Chronically Ill Children and Adolescents.

Joe Green elected to Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board

Joe Green was elected to the board of education of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in elections held Nov. 3, 2009.

Don Stedman featured as “A voice for kids on the margin”

Don Stedman’s work as co-founder, president and CEO of the New Voices Foundation is featured as a “Profile in Retirement.”

Judith Meece discusses educational aspirations of students in rural schools

North Carolina’s rural schools face many challenges as they work to serve the poorest students with limited resources.

Gregory Cizek questions practice of school districts investigating alleged cheating in schools

Gregory Cizek, a national testing expert, has questioned the practice of leaving the initial probe of alleged cheating in schools to the school districts, which are measured by test results, too.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans’ Targeted Reading Intervention program succeeding in Nebraska schools

Some Central Nebraska schools are participating in an experimental education program developed by the University of North Carolina.

Gerald Unks: Increasing class size carefully can be least painful

Guest columnist Gerald Unks, professor of social foundations of education, proposes policies for how to increase class size under current budget conditions with the least amount of pain and the greatest benefits.

Lynda Stone discusses John Dewey and values in education

Lynda Stone, professor of philosophy of education, discusses John Dewey and values in education in a radio program, "Ethics Matters: A Talk Show about Moral Values."

Professor Gerald Unks’ class recognized as “class that gets students talking”

In a feature on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Kiplinger.com, outgoing Student Body President J. J. Raynor singled out Professor Gerald Unks’ class, Education 441, as “the class [at Carolina] that gets students talking.” 

McDiarmid steers School of Education to meet North Carolina’s needs

The promise of the future led Bill McDiarmid back to his home state after nearly four decades.

UNC program raises test scores, narrows achievement gap among middle school students

When Dennis Orthner, Ph.D., professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helped launch CareerStart four years ago, he had one primary goal in mind: to keep more students in school.

Bill McDiarmid expresses hopes for the School of Education

Incoming Dean Bill McDiarmid discusses his priorities and plans for the School of Education.