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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WednesdayMarch to the polls, 3:30p.m., Peabody Hall Lobby
FridaySCALE's 'Read.Write.Act.' Conference
SaturdaySCALE's 'Read.Write.Act.' Conference
Gia Branciforte, Alan Brown win campus IT awards

Two School of Education staff members – Gia Branciforte and Alan Brown – have won campuswide Information Technology awards. Branciforte and Brown were among ten IT workers who individual awards in the annual IT recognition event held last week.

School hosting March to the Polls on Wednesday

The School of Education is hosting a “March to the Polls” event on Wednesday, encouraging students to register to vote and to cast their ballots for the upcoming election. UNC students who live in Orange County and have not yet registered to vote may still do so at any county early voting site, including the one adjacent to campus at the Chapel of the Cross, next to Morehead Planetarium. A walk to the polls will be held Wednesday, starting at the Peabody Hall lobby at 3:30 p.m.

SCALE’s annual “Read.Write.Act” conference being held this week

Faculty, students and staff are invited to participate as SCALE, the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education, holds this week its 2018 Read.Write.Act virtual conference, focusing on novel and innovative approaches to literacy education. The conference, which is in its eleventh year, will showcase specific teaching techniques that focus on the real-world application of literacy skills. The conference takes place Friday and Saturday. Register for the conference here.

A minute with … Thad Domina

Recently published research led by faculty member Thad Domina is the subject of a Q&A feature on the School of Education website. Domina’s paper, published in Educational Researcher, raises questions about a leading measure of socio-economic status of school children: Free and reduced-price lunches. The research by Domina and colleagues called into question whether participation in the National School Lunch Program serves as a good data proxy for socioeconomic disadvantage.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Becky New attended the 19th Annual Conference of RECE (Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education) at Arhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark where she chaired a session on Revisiting Cultural Constructions of Equity In Rapidly Changing Democratic Societies. She also presented the paper “Conflicting Cultural Paradigms of Autonomy, Meritocracy and Equity in US Early Childhood Education.” New also visited Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, in Bergen, where she gave a guest lecture to third-year teacher education students on “Cultural Perspectives on Play and Quality Early Care & Education.” She also led a professional development workshop, “Cultural Diversity in a Changing World: Implications for Preservice Teacher Education.”

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Events

Wednesday, Oct. 31

March to the polls
3:30p.m.
Peabody Hall Lobby

Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3

SCALE's 'Read.Write.Act.' conference

Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1

Summit on Student Safety and Wellbeing
Friday Center