Education Reform / Policy
November 5, 2013 | Research News
Minority teachers reduce African-American teen pregnancy rates
Nationwide, 34 percent of girls get pregnant at least once before age 20, according to a study for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In Georgia, 86 out of every 1,000 African-American girls age 15-19 and 58 of 1,000 white teens become pregnant. According to new research from the University of Georgia, increasing minority teachers can improve these health outcomes.
September 18, 2013 | General News
UGA education researchers receive $2.65 million to test new science teaching model
A University of Georgia College of Education research team has received a $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to test a new teaching model that improves science learning for middle schools educating English language learners and perhaps for all students.
May 13, 2013 | Events on Campus
Autism specialist Dena Gassner to speak at UGA College of Education’s CSSE Summer Institute June 6
Speech language pathologists, audiologists, educators and students from across the state will have the opportunity to hear about the latest research and best practices in their fields at the University of Georgia's fifth annual Communication Sciences and Special Education Summer Institute at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education June 6-7.
September 11, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA to host State of Education Conference Sept. 20-21
Marilyn Cochran-Smith, a national expert on teaching and educational research, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Georgia College of Education's fifth annual State of Education Conference Sept. 20 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center.
July 6, 2012 | Research News
UGA study finds that physical education mandates not enough in most states
Children need quality physical education to combat obesity and lead healthy lives. Georgia elementary schools make the grade when it comes to providing that education, but middle and high schools in the state don't even come close, according to a University of Georgia study.
May 14, 2012 | Events on Campus
Community panel discussion to follow screening of ‘Bully’ at Ciné May 16
In coordination with this week's screening of the new documentary film "Bully" at Ciné in Athens, the Public School Risk Institute and the University of Georgia College of Education will present a community panel discussion May 16 from 7-9 p.m. to help raise awareness of the need to make schools safer for all students.
April 9, 2012 | Events on Campus
Musician, philanthropist John Legend to speak at UGA
The University of Georgia University Union Student Programming Board will present "An Evening with John Legend," a lecture and performance by the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter on April 17 at 8 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall.
November 29, 2011 | Research News
Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find
States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined.
November 2, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Education offers Poverty in Schools workshop at UGA-Gwinnett Nov. 14
The University of Georgia College of Education will offer a workshop on effective teaching methods to reach students from poor and working-class families for teachers, administrators, counselors and teacher educators on Nov. 14 at the UGA-Gwinnett campus. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 165 of the Intellicenter Building at UGA-Gwinnett, located at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.
September 19, 2011 | General News
Date set for 2012 MLK Freedom Breakfast
The planning committee for the MLK Freedom Breakfast has announced the date for the 2012 event. With the theme "The Power of the Dream: Moving Forward with a Shared Vision," the ninth annual breakfast will be held Jan. 13 at 7:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the University of Georgia Tate Student Center.
September 12, 2011 | General News
Huckaby, Levine to speak at UGA’s State of Education Conference Sept. 15-16
Hank Huckaby, the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, are among the speakers at the University of Georgia College of Education’s fourth annual State of Education Conference, Sept. 15-16.
September 6, 2011 | General News
Clayton named inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor at UGA
The University of Georgia School of Social Work has selected Obie Clayton, Jr. as the inaugural holder of the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professorship of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies.
August 31, 2011 | General News
Huckaby, Levine to speak at UGA conference
Hank Huckaby, the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, are among the speakers at the University of Georgia College of Education's fourth annual State of Education Conference, to be held Sept. 15-16 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center.
December 27, 2010 | General News
UGA premiere of Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice set for Jan. 10
The premiere campus screening of Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice will be Monday, Jan.10 at 8 p.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.
June 15, 2009 | General News
UGA ed policy center co-hosts briefing on integrated education in D.C.
A two-hour briefing for policymakers on Capitol Hill that focused on how to promote racially integrated public schools was co-hosted last Friday by four higher education groups across the nation including the University of Georgia's Education Policy and Evaluation Center.