Students develop skills to support oppressed groups

The Counseling Psychology program hosted an Ally Development Workshop in January for its incoming master’s and doctoral students.  This annual workshop is developed and led by second- year Counseling Psychology doctoral students. Minnah Farook, one of the doctoral students who helped organize the event, recently explained more about the workshop:   … Read More

Nominate a Teacher Who Has Made a Difference

In its 17th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program is now accepting submissions for the 2015 program.   UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is once again teaming up with the College of Education to offer this program that gives people an … Read More

Warm Welcome in Online Course, Despite Frigid Temps

Despite Kentucky’s extreme weather in the 2015 spring semester, students in a number of online courses continued learning. In one University of Kentucky College of Education course, it was business as usual — with a pint-sized twist. Dr. Justin Bathon’s wife had given birth to their fourth child, Lucy, the … Read More

STEM Students and Faculty Hold Family Math Night

Faculty and students from the UK College of Education recently held a family math night at Lexington’s Beaumont Middle School, with more than 550 participants. The purpose of Family Math Nights is to increase parental involvement in mathematics and to target struggling students by encouraging more family involvement at home … Read More

Stevens-Watkins serving as Ford Foundation panelist

National Academies has invited Dr. Danelle Stevens-Watkins to serve as a Ford Foundation Fellowship Program psychology panelist for the 2015 program year. The fellowships help promote the career development of highly qualified students who will contribute to diversity in higher education.

School Science and Mathematics Association Conference

  Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder serves on the executive board of directors of the School Science and Mathematics Association. She edited the first proceedings book for the organization, published in November. STEM faculty (Drs. Molly Fisher, Rebecca McNall Krall, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder and Jennifer Wilhelm) and students (Maureen Cavalcanti, Kayla Blyman, Thomas … Read More

Educational Innovations Revitalizing Appalachia

Schools across the country are seeking better ways to match the skills of their graduates with opportunities that exist beyond high school. In parts of the country where jobs are scarce, educators have an even bigger challenge.  Being “college and career ready” just isn’t enough. Graduates in these pockets of … Read More

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