Elementary Education Through a Social Justice Lens

Sometimes life’s most important lessons are the least expected. But perhaps that’s the point. Just ask Laura Yost. Yost became a teacher when she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Education. However, she didn’t imagine the most important lessons she would someday impart would come, in many ways, … Read More

New $1.2 Million Grant Prepares Early Childhood Educators, Applied Behavior Analysts

The University of Kentucky College of Education has received a $1.2 million grant to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand – preschool teachers and applied behavior analysts. The grant will cover tuition for two cohorts of master’s students in the college’s Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and Applied … Read More

Newly Funded Study Explores Differences Among Charter, Private, and Public Schools

Two University of Kentucky researchers are working with faculty at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Washington-Bothell to uncover how school voucher programs — and more broadly, school choice — impact long-term student outcomes, such as high school graduation rates and college enrollment. The team has received … Read More

Meet UK College of Education Faculty Tackling Issues Impacting Health and Learning

The University of Kentucky College of Education is home to dozens of faculty members who conduct cutting-edge, transformative research and facilitate the translation of that research into practice. UK College of Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni work together to address significant education and health-related issues in the Commonwealth and … Read More

Youth Influence Tobacco Use and Policy in Appalachia

Dr. Melinda Ickes, associate professor of health promotion in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, trains youth in Appalachia as advocates to promote tobacco control policies in Kentucky. Kentucky communities suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related diseases such as lung cancer. Training youth to become advocates is … Read More

Role of Body Weight in Biomechanics of Obesity

Obesity alters muscle recruitment and joint kinematics during gait.  However, it is unclear whether these changes are due to excess body weight itself or differences in limb volume. Dr. Lance Bollinger, a faculty member in the UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is currently using wireless electromyography, … Read More

Bringing Math to Life for Thousands of Students

Dr. Brian Bottge is known for his research in teaching math to struggling students — and for helping teachers put the findings into action. Over the past 20 years, the Institute of Education Sciences (research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education), has awarded Bottge three four-year research … Read More

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