Ed Leadership Blog: Changing Standards for School Leaders

Are you a school leader, or do you aspire to be one? Staying up-to-date on news and trends in your field will help you proactively lead schools. Each month, faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies blog about topics to advance your career. Teacher leaders, principals, school technology … Read More

Forbes Names UK Professor’s Book One of Year’s Best

Forbes lists University of Kentucky College of Education professor John Thelin’s book, A History of American Higher Education, 3rd edition, as one of 2019’s best books covering American higher education. The article was written by Michael T. Nietzel, a former UK faculty member and administrator. “Scholars of higher education have … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Professor Recognized for Helping Students Conduct Research, Apply to Grad School

University professors like Dr. Marilyn Campbell know their students well, give them opportunities to be part of their research, and provide mentorship on everything from personal issues to graduate school applications. As a lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Education, Campbell ensures students have a chance for hands-on … Read More

Researchers and Students Helping Curb Vaping Trend

Dr. Melinda Ickes, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, recently wrote an opinion piece published in the Courier-Journal and a blog featured on the Youth Engagement Alliance for Tobacco Control website. Ickes described #iCANendthetrend, an evidence-informed prevention program developed by researchers and … Read More

Crowdsourcing Campaign Raises Money to Help Two Local Schools

The University of Kentucky College of Education’s crowdsourcing campaign to help enrich learning at two local schools has been fully funded. Faculty, staff, students, and friends of the college gave to support students at Fayette County’s two Promise Academies, Harrison Elementary and William Wells Brown Elementary. The district is taking … 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

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