From the Dean: Worst or Best of Times?
Dean Bill McDiarmid

Budget cuts, and the slashing of teachers’ incentives make for difficult times for schools of education. Yet we continue to make great progress in service, research and instruction that make a difference in students’ lives. ... [Read more]

Alumni Awards dinner, symposium planned for Nov. 16
Barbara Chapman and Karen Erikson

The School of Education will host its annual Alumni Awards dinner in conjunction with a daylong research symposium exploring the topic “Education for a New Era” on Nov. 16. Four alumni and James Gallagher, senior scientist emeritus and former director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, will be honored. ... [Read more]

Webcam coaching program helps struggling readers

A new literacy webcam coaching strategy developed by a team led by faculty member Lynne Vernon-Feagans has been shown to help struggling kindergarten and first-grade readers in rural classrooms keep pace with their peers. ... [Read more]

Schools again separate and unequal
Dana Thompson-Dorsey

Fifty years after the March on Washington, the nation's schools are more segregated than they were in the late 1960s. Faculty member Dana Thompson Dorsey explains why, and what needs to be done. ... [Read more]

Looking for a creative spark? Sawyer says, Practice!
Creativity word cloud

Stuck in a rut? Trying to generate some new ideas? Keith Sawyer, our Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, has some tips for you. ... [Read more]

Alumni! Send us your news!
School of Education alumni

We're working on the next edition of the Carolina Slate newsletter, and we want your news for Class Notes! Send us announcements of new jobs, awards won, retirements, or whatever you would like your Schoolmates to know. Click the link to go to the easy-to-fill online form. ... [Class Notes form]


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