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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Jocelyn Glazier recognized by Durham Board of Education

Faculty member Jocelyn Glazier has been recognized by the Durham Public Schools' Board of Education for her work in a mentoring partnership at Forest View Elementary School. Glazier was honored by the board as a "Spark Advocate" for her work in a partnership project called Project PACE, which is aimed at building professional communities of practice among teachers and pre-service teachers.

In the media: School of Education Q&A featured by University Gazette

The University Gazette has published a Q&A with Dean Fouad Abd-El-Khalick in which he describes the work of the School of Education and the vision for School. The feature, which is part of the “225 Years” series of profiles published by the University, appeared in last week’s print edition of the Gazette.

In the media: Eileen Parsons profiled by Endeavors

Eileen Parsons, professor of science education, is the subject of a Women in Science Wednesday profile published by Endeavors, Carolina’s research magazine. Parsons was on the verge of enlisting in the U.S. Air Force when she learned she had won a scholarship to attend Carolina. Since then she has pursued a research agenda aimed at illuminating and seeking to address inequities that have excluded minority students from the full benefits of STEM educational opportunities.

In the media: Alumna Elena Ashburn appears in WRAL feature

Alumna Elena (MSA ’12, Ed.D. ’18), principal of Broughton High School in Raleigh, appeared on WRAL’s “On the Record” program, which was devoted this weekend to issues around bullying in schools. Ashburn described the work at her school, which includes teaching about social and emotional learning (SEL) and making school staff more visible and available to students. Ashburn appears at the 12:50 mark in the program.

In the media: Two SOE alumni featured in story about black school administrators

Two School of Education alumni are featured in a story about black male school administrators working in Chatham County schools. The Chatham News and Record profiled three school administrators, saying that the three are “defying national trends” in which only about 2 percent of public school administrators in the U.S. are black males. The story includes Derrick Jordan (Ed.D. ’12), superintendent of Chatham County Schools, and Chris Poston (MSA ’08) executive director for elementary and middle grades education. The article also tells about Melvin Diggs who earned his master’s degree from N.C. Central University. In the feature, all three talk about their paths to school leadership positions.

Publications, presentations, etc.

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

Megan Claire Cogliano, Carol Anne M. Kardash, Matthew L. Bernacki. (2019, January). The effects of retrieval practice and prior topic knowledge on test performance and confidence judgments. Contemporary Educational Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2018.12.001

Cizek, Gregory J., & Kosh, Audra. (2019, February). Innovation in alignment: The generalized assessment alignment tool. Invited presentation to the Council of Chief State School Officers, Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment, Los Angeles, CA.

Gray, K.; Hughes, M. H.; Hughes, Sherick; Gilliam, Courtland.; Sun, Wenyang. Student and Faculty Perspectives: Effective Mentoring to Support Diversity in the Geosciences. Presentation at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018. Gilliam made the presentation.

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Events

Sunday, Mar. 23

'Let's Talk Racism' Conference
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
NCCU, 700 Cecil St., Durham