Impacts of School Vouchers on Some Students Examined

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New research from University of Kentucky College of Education Assistant Professor Joseph Waddington is shedding light on how the largest school voucher program in the nation is impacting students. Voucher programs — and more broadly, school choice — aren’t a cure-all in the race to improve education outcomes, the findings … Read More

Crowell selected as Cyber Mentor

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Dr. Candice Crowell, assistant professor in Counseling Psychology, was selected in December to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Cyber Mentors Program. The program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and is designed to support behavioral and social scientists in the area of HIV/AIDS and health disparities.

Fedewa Works on GoNoodle Project

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Dr. Alicia Fedewa, associate professor in School Psychology, has been busy at work this fall collecting data on the impact of movement breaks in core curricular instruction in local elementary schools. Fedewa and her research team (including Drs. Heather Erwin and Elizabeth Fettrow in Kinesiology and Health Promotion) are making … Read More

Moseley Makes Magazine Cover

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Della Moseley, a counseling psychology doctoral student, is on the cover of a recent issue of GradPsych Magazine. Her work for racial justice is highlighted, as is the website she created as a supplement for the workshop, “Student Led Activism: Mobilizing for Justice Post-Ferguson.” Along with counseling psychology faculty members … Read More

Usher Keynotes Conference

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Dr. Ellen Usher was invited to serve as a keynote speaker at Korea University’s annual conference sponsored by the Brain and Motivation Research Institute (bMRI). The conference theme was “Identity, Self-Efficacy, and Goals in Adolescent Motivation.” Usher spoke about the sources and effects of students’ and teachers’ self-efficacy. She also took part … Read More

DeYoung Selected to Serve as Fulbright Specialist

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Dr. Alan J. DeYoung, a recently retired professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation, has been selected by the International University for the Humanities and Development (IUHD) in Turkmenistan to serve as Fulbright Specialist during the 2016 spring semester. This project is coordinated by the US embassy in … Read More

Goldstein’s Work in Indonesia

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Dr. Beth Goldstein presented a keynote lecture, “Education and Entrepreneurship: Best Learning from HELM Project at Cenderawasih University,” with colleague Jhon Blesia in November. The keynote was presented at the International Conference of Social Science & Biodiversity of Papua & Papua New Guinea in Jayapura, Indonesia. The topic drew from … Read More

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation: Talking Research

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The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation launched a Research Brown Bag Series this fall. The purpose of the series is to provide EPE faculty and graduate students with opportunities to share their research in emergent stages of development and to receive constructive feedback from a multi-disciplinary audience. To … Read More

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