In the Media

2012

At Psychology Today, doctoral student Kathleen Day discusses student retention

Is there value in holding back struggling students? Kathleen Day, a doctoral student in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation program, looks at that question in a blog post at Psychology Today.

In Education Week, Gregory Cizek weighs value of two Common Core tests

Education Week reports that a consortium working to establish tests for students in states employing the Common Core curricula are considering two versions of the tests: A long one and a short one. Professor Gregory Cizek was interviewed for the story.

In Washington Post, Gregory Cizek cited on testing irregularities

Washington Post education writer Jay Mathews turned to Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, when he needed some expert commentary regarding an investigation into testing irregularities.

Student Domonique Garland talks about introducing the president

Domonique Garland, a senior majoring in elementary education, was making headlines after she introduced President Barack Obama during his appearance at UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday.

In Miami Herald, Gregory Cizek critiques Florida testing

Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, was interviewed extensively for the Miami Herald as it took at look at how the state of Florida administers its standardized testing for schoolchildren.

Six School of Education programs ranked in Top 20 by US News

Six School of Education programs were ranked among the Top 20 in their fields in graduate school rankings conducted by US News & World Report.

Making her own luck

Nicole Pfleger (M.Ed. '06), named the 2012 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association, claims that she's lucky. But in an extended profile on the ASCA's website, Pfleger describes the extended effort she has devoted to the students of her school.

Elementary school teacher, counselor make magazine's 'best jobs' list

Elementary school teacher and school counselor are included in US News & World Report's list of "Best Jobs of 2012," which was released by the magazine this week.

Be proud of UNC's teacher output

In a guest column, Dean Bill McDiarmid suggests that we should take some pride in all of our graduates who choose to go into teaching careers.