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Education Week Teacher: What Educators Should – and Should Not Do – in Response to George Floyd’s Death

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Dr. Tracey Benson, assistant professsor of educational leadership, spoke with Education Week Teacher to provide guidance to educators on talking about the death of George Floyd. READ MORE

Emily Wagoner ’14 Named Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year

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Cato College of Education alumna Emily Wagoner is the 2019-2020 Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year. Wagoner, who earned a dual degree in special education and elementary education in 2014, was presented the award in a suprise ceremony in her front lawn. She is a third-grade teacher at R. Brown McAllister Elementary, and was the […]

Cancer Couldn’t Keep This Education Graduates Dad from Walking Her Down the Aisle

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by: Kadee Blakley, Charlotte Five Around this time last year, Riley Byrnes-Peterson had her hands full. A student at UNC Charlotte, she was studying Child and Family Development – a course of study about the development of children from birth to kindergarten. But it was the family development part that particularly spoke to Peterson. “We […]

Professor Appointed to Statewide Task Force on Educational Equity

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Governor Roy Cooper last week tapped UNC Charlotte urban education professor Chance Lewis to participate in a statewide task force on educational equity and inclusion. Lewis, who leads the UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative, joins a 32-person group composed of parents, educators, administrators, education advocates, representatives of state and local government, University of North Carolina […]

$3.75 Million Grant to Support Program to Train Principals

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A $3.75 million grant from the UNC System Office will allow UNC Charlotte to expand its capacity to develop school leaders for 11 districts in the surrounding region. The Transforming Principal Preparation Program (TP3) at UNC Charlotte is a partnership between the Cato College of Education and the Southwest Education Alliance (SWEA) offering free tuition, […]

WFAE Charlotte Talks: How We Learn During a Pandemic

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As the coronavirus continues to strain every aspect of our lives, education forges ahead – if only virtually. As nearly the entire country has shuttered its schools, what are the implications of a nation going to class online? Learning, Design and Technology Professor Florence Martin joined a panel of experts on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks to […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Online Teaching and Learning

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Florence Martin is a professor of Learning, Design and Technology at UNC Charlotte. She teaches fully online, has received Quality Matters Certification for six of her courses and won the Crystal Award from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology for outstanding multimedia-based distance education course. Here’s what she has to say about online teaching […]

Supporting Student-Learning at Home

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Drew Polly, a professor in the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education, offers tips for parents and caregivers to support students learning from home. It is unclear when the region’s PK-12 schools will open again, but that doesn’t mean your student’s educational momentum has to stall. Here are a few suggestions on how to support […]

Working with Social Distancing

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The strong necessary measures to stem the spread of outbreaks like COVID-19 include the practice of “social distancing” and avoiding close contact with others, as well as large gatherings. While effective, this measure also brings challenges, particularly in the area of mental health. UNC Charlotte social work professor Sonyia Richardson discusses the impact of social […]

Students and Faculty Share Love of Reading at Local Elementary School

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The halls of Reedy Creek Elementary buzzed with excitement earlier this year as volunteers from UNC Charlotte shared their love of reading with students. The new literacy initiative brought UNC Charlotte’s Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) and Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) honor societies together with Reedy Creek Elementary. What resulted was the first ever Love of […]