Bottge Bridging Gap Between Research, Practice

Written by Amanda Nelson   Brian Bottge is known for his research in teaching math to struggling students — and for helping teachers put the findings into action. Bottge has spent most of his career helping bridge the gap between university-level research and practice, bringing math to life for thousands … Read More

Nietzel Award Supports Early Childhood Education Colloquium

The UK Graduate School, through the Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award program, and UK College of Education Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling hosted a colloquia in April in Dickey Hall. Dr. Yash Bhagwanji, associate professor of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University, delivered … Read More

Tuition Opportunity for Special Education Master’s Program

The University of Kentucky College of Education is seeking applicants interested in earning a master’s degree in special education through a U.S. Department of Education grant offering tuition and collaboration opportunities. The application deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019. Click here for the application. The grant provides tuition support to … Read More

Creating a Legacy

Dr. Deborah Bott Slaton has been helping special education students, teachers, and doctoral students for more than three decades. Even in retirement, she is working for the betterment of others. In fact, giving to others will be the very last thing she ever does. Slaton and her husband, Tom Slaton, … Read More

Parents Express Thanks for Sensory-Friendly Cocoa and Cookies with Santa

The University of Kentucky College of Education’s chapter of the Student Council for Exceptional Children, in collaboration with the Autism Society of the Bluegrass, hosted a sensory-friendly “Cocoa and Cookies with Santa” event Sunday in the Taylor Education Building. Navigating crowds and waiting in long lines can be overwhelming for some … Read More

Early Childhood, Special Education Doctoral Candidates Receive National Honors

Congratulations to UK College of Education doctoral candidates Mark Samudre, Collin Shepley, and Megan Jones. Samudre, a doctoral candidate in special education, and Shepley, a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary early childhood education, were selected as outstanding scholars through an internationally competitive process to participate in the Council for Exceptional Children’s … Read More

Students Co-Host Sensory-Friendly Halloween Bash

The University of Kentucky College of Education’s chapter of the Student Council for Exceptional Children recently co-hosted a sensory-friendly Halloween bash with Autism Society of the Bluegrass. Trick-or-treating practice, games, food, and prizes were offered at the Taylor Education Building on the UK campus. To view photos click here.  

Special Education Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. The department held a 50th anniversary celebration this past weekend. It was an opportunity to connect with present … Read More

Oct. 13 and 14 Special Education 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. You are invited to join the anniversary celebration in Lexington on October 13 and October 14, 2018. … Read More

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