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Education writer Ted Fiske to give Hussman talk Wednesday

Ted Fiske, a former education editor for The New York Times and a widely published writer and editor on education, will give a talk on Wednesday at the School of Education as part of the Hussman Education Policy Colloquium Series. Fiske’s talk, entitled “Getting the Word Out: Using Your Research to Craft Opinion-Editorials,” will begin at noon in Peabody 02. Fiske is the author of the best-selling “The Fiske Guide to Colleges” and many other books on college admissions. He and his wife, Helen Ladd, a professor of public policy at Duke University, have worked together on a variety of publications regarding education, including examinations of education reform efforts in South Africa and co-editing “Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy,” the official handbook of the American Education Finance Association. Fiske has received numerous awards for education reporting. Those planning to attend are invited to bring their lunches.

Suzanne Gulledge presenting in Emerging Issues Forum

Suzanne Gulledge, clinical professor of teacher education, is serving as one of four Fellows of the Institute for Emerging Issues and participating in the 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum today and tomorrow in Raleigh. The focus of this year’s forum is “Teachers and the Great Economic Debate.” Gulledge was asked to address “Raising the Status of Teachers.” The other three focus areas are Teacher Compensation, Professional Development and Teaching Standards. Gulledge will present a paper, advise focus groups and moderate an online conversation.

LEARN NC’s ‘The Well’ examines work by Juan Carrillo

Work by School of Education faculty member Juan Carrillo is profiled in the latest posting on LEARN NC’s “The Well” blog. Carrillo recently published a qualitative study, The Unhomely in Academic Success: Latino Males Navigating the Ghetto Nerd Borderlands, exploring the ways in which Mexican-origin, working-class, high academically achieving men use their connection to home to achieve academic success. The post is available here.

‘The Well’ takes a look at charter school transportation issues

LEARN NC’s blog “The Well” takes a look at a study conducted by School of Education doctoral student Shelby Dawkins-Law and Duke University graduate student Azaria Verdin who examine issues around busing for charter schools. The study, which has been published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, asks: Is transportation a barrier to economically disadvantaged students' enrollment at charter schools? The study concludes and school districts need to do more to help provide transportation for charter school students.

Feb. 19 SOE Research Brown Bag features Pat Ashley

Pat Ashley, director of district and school transformation at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, will present at the Feb. 19 SOE Research Brown Bag. Ashley’s talk is entitled “Lessons Learned from Improving Low-Performing Schools in North Carolina.” Ashley leads a team in a turnaround program that works to improve performance of struggling schools. In 2013, Ashley was named by the Public School Forum of N.C. as the winner of its Jay Robinson Leadership Award for Exemplary Educator for her impact on K-12 education across the state. The discussion will begin at noon in Peabody 02. Light lunches will be provided for approximately 25 people at each of this year's Brown Bag talks. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. '77, Ph.D. '80) and Metametrics, Inc.

SCALE putting together team for the Great Human Race

SCALE is seeing volunteers and donors to support its team in the Great Human Race, an event taking place in Durham on March 29. Team members may walk or run in the 5K or 10K race. To register for the team or donate to the cause, go to http://tinyurl.com/scaleghr.

March 19 SOE Brown Bag to examine ‘flipped’ classrooms

“Flipped” classrooms will be the topic of a three-person panel discussion during the March 19 SOE Research Brown Bag. The event, entitled “Experiments with Flipped Classrooms in Professional Education,” will feature School of Education faculty members Linda Mason and Catherine Scott, joined by Jaclyn McLaughlin of the School of Pharmacy. The discussion will begin at noon in Peabody 02. Light lunches will be provided for approximately 25 people at each of this year's Brown Bag talks. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. '77, Ph.D. '80) and Metametrics, Inc.

GSA hosting first annual Spring Formal March 28

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association will host its first annual Spring Formal, "An Evening Under the Stars," on Friday, March 28. The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be held in The Great Room, located at Top of the Hill on Franklin Street. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, contact GSA Social Chairs Cheryl Varghese at cvarghes@live.unc.edu or and Danielle Allen at djallen@live.unc.edu

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Wednesday
Hussman Education Policy Colloquium Series: Ted Fiske

Peabody 02
Noon

Feb. 19
SOE Research Brown Bag: Pat Ashley

Peabody 02
Noon

Mar. 5
Hussman Education Policy Colloquium Series: Judith Rizzo

Peabody 02
Noon

Mar. 19
SOE Research Brown Bag: Flipped Classrooms

Peabody 02
Noon

Mar. 28
GSA Spring Formal

7 p.m.
The Great Room at Top of the Hill