Challenge accepted, perspective gained

Put a pin on a map on the corner of Scott Street and N. Upper, where the Taylor Education Building sits on the gently rolling University of Kentucky campus. Now, put a pin on Baghdad, Iraq. As maps go, it’s a long way from one pin to the other. And … Read More

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

UK Alumnus, High School Teacher Seeks to Change Narrative for Kids

Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day — a day to celebrate educators who make a difference in students’ lives. For one educator, recognition of the need for more diversity in the classroom led to his calling. Evander Harris, a University of Kentucky College of Education alumnus, received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Centre … Read More

Thelin Publishes New Edition of Higher Ed Book

John Thelin, a University Research Professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, has just published the third edition of “A History of American Higher Education.” This new edition features an additional chapter, “Prominence and Problems: American Higher Education,” which goes into detail about … Read More

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