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Doctoral student Bud Harrelson in TV interview

Doctoral student Bud Harrelson appeared as a guest on the “Education Matters” public affairs program over the weekend, in an episode that examined questions around vulnerable students in our schools. Harrelson, who works to help educators understand the needs of LGBT students as a board member of Safe Schools NC, described work the group does to explain the needs of LGBT students to educators. The program aired on WRAL and a UNC-TV channel. It’s available online here.

Doctoral student Tommy Ender talk today on critical conversations in social studies classrooms

Doctoral student Tommy Ender gives a talk today in the Graduate School’s Initiative for Minority Excellence Research Collogllquia. Ender’s talk – entitled “Changing Someone Else’s Story: How Social Studies Teachers Transform the Discipline” – begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Graduate Student Center on Cameron Avenue. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP here.

Sherick Hughes giving talk Tuesday at Meredith College

Sherick Hughes will give a talk at Meredith College on Tuesday entitled “Tackling Implicit Bias: Using Autoethnography, Oral History and Digital Storytelling as De-Biasing Strategies.” The talk will be held at 6 p.m. in the school’s Kresge Auditorium.

Alumna Ariel Tichnor-Wagner writes about teaching global competence for EdWeek

Alumna Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Ph.D. ’16) writes about why it is important to teach global competence in schools in a blog post for Education Week. Tichnor-Wagner, who is working as a senior fellow of global competence at ASCD, formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculm Development. The blog post, in which she makesthe case that teaching about global perspectives builds bridges of understanding, is available here.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Doctoral student Allison Socol contributed a blog post to The Education Trust, examining a new study that looks at which students are more likely to be assigned teachers who are new to the job, grade level or subject. The study, using three decades of data from New York City, found that low-income students and students of color were more likely to have new-to-assignment teachers. Socol is working as a senior K-12 data and policy analyst at The Education Trust as she finishes her dissertation.

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Events

Thursday, Mar. 23

Julio Cammarota lecture
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Thursday, Mar. 23

Julio Cammarota roundtable discussion
5 p.m.
Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge

Saturday, Mar. 25

Let's Talk Racism Conference
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
School of Education, NCCU

Saturday, Apr. 1

20th SEAES Conference
All Day
Peabody Hall