SOE News

2012

School of Education hosting Recruitment/Visitation Weekend

The School of Education is inviting students to learn more about its graduate programs at its Graduate Student Recruitment/Visitation Weekend Jan. 11-12.

Peabody Pulse for December 10, 2012

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.

From the dean: New tool enables schools of education to improve teacher preparation continuously

Teacher education is finally getting its house in order. Whether it is too late remains to be seen: Forty percent of the new teachers who entered the classroom last fall were prepared outside of traditional university-based teacher education programs. If university-based teacher education is to survive, it must be able to show proof of its "value added" to policy makers and potential candidates alike.

Peabody Pulse for December 3, 2012

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.

Henry Frierson, former School faculty member, given Impact Award

Henry Frierson, who taught at the School of Education for 14 years before becoming associate vice president and dean of the graduate school at the University of Florida, has been honored by the Black Alumni of the School of Education with its Impact Award.

Peabody Pulse for November 26, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for November 19, 2012

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.

Three School of Education faculty members named to professorships

Three faculty members of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gregory Cizek, Catherine Marshall and Lynda Stone, have been named to professorships.

School revamps Ph.D. program

The School of Education has revamped its Ph.D. in Education program, establishing five new research specializations that will be fully available to students in Fall 2013.

Peabody Pulse for November 12, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for November 5, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for October 29, 2012

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.

Mini Page Archive Provides Election Education Opportunities

Teachers looking for ways to engage their students on issues around the upcoming elections have a new way to use an old favorite classroom resource: The Mini Page.

Event to explore presidential candidates' education proposals

The education proposals of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will be the topic of a panel discussion on Tuesday at the School of Education.

Peabody Pulse for October 22, 2012

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.

NCSER Commissioner Deborah Speece to visit School of Education

Deborah Speece (Ph.D. '84), commissioner with the National Center for Special Education Research, will visit the School of Education on Nov. 2, meeting with faculty and graduate students to discuss funding and career opportunities with the Institute of Education Sciences.

Peabody Pulse for October 15, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for October 8, 2012

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.

UNC's Minor in Education hosts reception Oct. 10

Students interested in applying for Carolina’s new minor in education are invited to an information reception and a talk on Oct. 10.

Peabody Pulse for October 1, 2012

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.

Center begins second phase of work in Broward County

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, which School of Education Professor Lora Cohen-Vogel helps lead, has launched its newest phase of work with high schools in the nation's sixth largest school district, Broward County Public Schools.

Peabody Pulse for September 24, 2012

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.

LEARN NC publishes guide to mathematics Common Core State Standards

LEARN NC, an outreach program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, has published a guide for elementary school teachers, administrators, and parents to help them navigate the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. These standards are being used for instruction and assessment in North Carolina's public schools this school year for the first time.

Peabody Pulse for September 17, 2012

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.

From the dean: School infusing technology into education

Recently, higher education has come under pressures akin to those that our public schools colleagues have endured for several decades. Recent publications have questioned the “value-added” of a college education that is becoming increasingly expensive.

Peabody Pulse for September 10, 2012

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.

Two join School of Education faculty

The School of Education welcomed two new scholars to its faculty this Fall – one who is a scholar on race issues and the other on science education and the use of technology in teaching.

LEARN NC guide brings 2012 elections to the classroom

LEARN NC, an outreach program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, has published its 2012 online election guide to help teachers bring the 2012 elections into the classroom.

School of Education honoring five at 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon

The School of Education and its Alumni Council will hold its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 15, where five people will be honored for their contributions to education.

School joins assured enrollment program

The School of Education has opened a new avenue to attract students to undergraduate degree programs in education – the assured enrollment program.

Peabody Pulse for September 4, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for August 27, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for August 20, 2012

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.

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.

Videos made by Brooke Samuelson (M.Ed. '08) get mention in magazine

Brooke Samuelson is helping stop bullying at Washington Irving Middle School in Springfield, Va., where she works as a school counselor.

Commencement!

The School of Education conferred degrees to 322 students this year, with a ceremony in the Dean Smith Center on May 12.

Peabody Pulse for May 7, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for April 30, 2012

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.

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.

Peabody Pulse for April 23, 2012

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.

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.

Catherine Marshall wins University's Mary Turner Lane Award

Catherine Marshall, professor of educational leadership and policy, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Mary Turner Lane Award.

Steve Knotek wins Engaged Scholarship Award

Steve Knotek, associate professor of school psychology and early childhood education, has been named a recipient of a 2012 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award.

Peabody Pulse for April 16, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for April 9, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for April 2, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for March 26, 2012

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.

John Bemis named News & Observer's 'Tar Heel of the Week'

John Bemis (A.B.Ed. '95 and M.Ed. '03), a teacher at Cameron Park Elementary School in Hillsborough and a children's book author, has been named "Tar Heel of the Week" by The News & Observer of Raleigh.

Peabody Pulse for March 19, 2012

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.

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.

Alumna Ami Parker wins guidance counseling award

Ami Parker (A.B.Ed. '93, M.Ed. '94), a guidance counselor at Highland School of Technology in Gaston County, has been named the 2012 winner of the Ella Stephens Barrett Award from the North Carolina Counseling Association.

Peabody Pulse for March 12, 2012

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.

From the dean: Coming Attractions: The New Education Minor

Fall will see the official opening of the new education minor at Carolina. At the behest of Chancellor Holden Thorp, a committee of School of Education faculty and graduate students as well as undergraduates from the College of Arts and Sciences planned the program during the spring of 2011.

Jim Cunningham to be inducted into Reading Hall of Fame

Jim Cunningham, professor emeritus of literacy studies, will be inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame at the IRA's annual meeting in May.

Lora Cohen-Vogel included in "public presence" ranking

Lora Cohen-Vogel, Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Education Reform, has been named among the top 120 education scholars in the "2012 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence" rankings.

Kathleen Lane publishes new book

Kathleen Lane, professor of special education, has had a new book published: "Systematic Screenings of Behavior to Support Instruction: From Preschool to High School."

Doctoral student Amy Lerner receives $61,500 grant from REED Foundation

Amy Lerner, a second-year Ph.D. student in the early childhood, special education and literacy program, has received the REED Foundation's Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund grant.

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.

Peabody Pulse for February 27, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for February 20, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for February 13, 2012

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.

UNC-Chapel Hill launching new minor in education

UNC-Chapel Hill is launching a new minor in education that is designed to give undergraduate students opportunities to explore educational issues, problems, and dilemmas and to expose them to careers in education.

Peabody Pulse for February 6, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for January 30, 2012

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.

Doctoral students make presentation to Chatham school officials

Six UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral students on Wednesday presented Chatham County schools officials a report describing a method to conduct evaluations of teacher effectiveness.

In the Media: 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.

Peabody Pulse for January 23, 2012

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.

From the dean: All who choose teaching deserve recognition

A recent story in the news, and displayed on the UNC-Chapel Hill website, reported the large number of Carolina undergraduates who serve as Teach For America teachers. This reflects, in part, the high level of commitment that many UNC graduates have to public service.

Peabody Pulse for January 17, 2012

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.

Peabody Pulse for January 9, 2012

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.

Four doctoral students win Educational Leadership awards

Four doctoral candidates in the Educational Leadership program have won awards from the program.

Graduate Student Association hosting research symposium

The School of Education's Graduate Student Association is hosting a research symposium on Jan. 21 to share knowledge regarding improving learning opportunities.

Master's student Brian Woodard included in UNC profile

Brian Woodard, a master’s candidate in the School of Education’s school counseling program, is included in a feature profile on the UNC-Chapel Hill website homepage.

Peabody Pulse for January 3, 2012

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.