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Dec. 3 2014

UGA researchers to assess U.S. Department of Defense schools’ gifted education program

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia College of Education has received a one-year, $360,000 cooperative agreement to assess gifted education programs in U.S. Department of Defense schools around the world.

Nov. 21 2014

UGA education professor receives award for service to gifted children

University of Georgia College of Education professor Bonnie Cramond has received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children for her contributions to and lasting impact on the field of gifted education.

Oct. 30 2014

UGA team receives $1.37 million grant to train behavioral health care counselors

University of Georgia College of Education faculty members Bernadette Heckman and Jolie Daigle have received a three-year, $1.37 million federal grant to recruit and train more than 100 UGA master's degree students in school counseling to help increase access to mental and behavioral health services for children in Northeast Georgia's K-12 schools.

Oct. 14 2014

NSF grant adds up to better-prepared middle school mathematics teachers

New research taking place at the University of Georgia College of Education examines how future mathematics teachers can develop flexible methods for solving problems in middle grades mathematics.

Oct. 6 2014

UGA College of Education to host International Creativity Collaborative Oct. 16-18

Dozens of scholars, researchers and innovators from around the world will forge new connections and discover new applications for their work at the University of Georgia's first International Creativity Collaborative Oct.16-18 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Sep. 19 2014

College of Education doctoral student Farris Muhammad named a UCEA Jackson Scholar

Farris Muhammad, a graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been selected as a 2014-16 Barbara Jackson Scholar by the University Council for Education Administration.

Sep. 10 2014

UGA team begins after-school enrichment program at two Clarke County elementary schools

A multidisciplinary team of University of Georgia faculty is partnering with the Clarke County School District this fall to provide a new after-school enrichment program aimed at improving the children's health and stimulate their learning in reading and mathematics. The program currently serves about 60 children in two elementary schools.

Sep. 2 2014

National expert on teaching to speak at 7th annual State of Education Conference

Richard Ingersoll, a national expert on schools as a workplace, teachers as employees and teaching as a job, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Georgia College of Education's seventh annual State of Education Conference on Sept. 18 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.

Jun. 4 2014

Summer Poetry Reading Series to be held at Hendershot’s June 19-20, 24-26

The University of Georgia will host five of the top poets in Georgia in a poetry reading and discussion series this summer. The poets will participate in the third annual Seat in the Shade: A Poetry Reading Series June 19-20 and 24-26 at Hendershot's in downtown Athens.

Jun. 4 2014

UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic to host summer communication programs for children, adults

Four communication program sessions will be offered for children and adults with speech, language or reading concerns this summer by the University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic.

May. 19 2014

Education professor elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology

James Zhang, a professor of sport management in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. He will be inducted at the academy's annual meeting in Austin, Texas in September.

May. 6 2014

Art show to benefit Garnet Ridge afterschool program to be held May 14

A wide variety of graphic art created by a University of Georgia graduate student in collaboration with a College of Education researcher will be featured in an art show titled, "Drawing Change: The ART of Teacher Education" at the Taylor-Grady House May 14 from 6-8:30 p.m.

May. 1 2014

Cory Buxton named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education

Cory Buxton, a professor in the department of educational theory and practice in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education.

Apr. 15 2014

UGA professor receives national award for best publication in literacy research

Peter Smagorinsky, a University of Georgia College of Education professor, received a national award for his 2011 book on literacy research during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia April 3-7.

Apr. 4 2014

College of Education professor Karen Watkins inducted into AHRD Scholar Hall of Fame

Karen E. Watkins, professor and associate head of the lifelong education, administration, and policy department in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been inducted into the Academy of Human Resource Development Scholar Hall of Fame.

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