September 6, 2011
The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Faculty/staff picnic on Wednesday
A reminder that the School of Education is holding a picnic for faculty and staff and their family members on Wednesday. The event will be held at The Farm on Barbee Chapel Road, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Food is being provided. Musical guests include George Noblit and his band.
Kathleen Lane to give Sept. 14 Brown Bag Lunch talk
The inaugural Brown Bag Lunch event of the year on Sept. 14 will feature Kathleen Lane, professor of special education. Her talk is entitled “Developing comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered models of prevention: Strategic, collaborative external relationships.” The Brown Bag Lunch will be are held in Peabody 02, starting at noon. Plan to bring a lunch and expect to learn something!
Irvin, Meece article published in Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Judith Meece and colleagues published an empirical study on the role of school characteristics and experiences in shaping the academic development of adolescents from low- and high-poverty rural communities across the United States. The study was one of several investigations of the National Research Center on Rural Education Support at UNC-CH. It is published in the September 2011 issue of Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Its first author was Matthew J. Irvin who received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2006 at the School of Education. Irvin is a faculty member in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.
SCALE seeking proposals for presentations at November conference
SCALE is seeking proposals for presentations during its annual Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference in November. The deadline for submission is Sept. 16. You may submit a proposal here. SCALE is asking that presentations during this year's conference fall under one or more of the following strands: Research & Theory, Resources, Program Practice & Models. For more information about each of these strands and to see a complete list of suggested topics as well as descriptions of past presentations, please visit the SCALE website.