IES-Funded Randomized Trials Underway

Dr. Brian Bottge’s grant team is making final preparations for the first of two randomized studies that will test the effects of new interactive assessment tools called Anchored Instructional Measures (AIMs) on the computation performance of students with fractions. The primary goal of the project funded by the Institute of … Read More

Student Receives Scholarship from American Council on Rural Special Education

Kaitlin Smith Ayres, a student in the moderate and severe disabilities alternative certification program, was awarded the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Teacher Scholarship Award at the council’s annual conference in March. The award is given to a practicing rural teacher to provide an opportunity to pursue education … Read More

Ackerman Receives Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award

Kera Ackerman has been awarded The Myrle E. and Verle D. Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Program Award to support bringing Dr. Mary Brownell, the Irving and Rose Fien Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Florida, to the University of Kentucky to serve as the outside examiner for her dissertation defense. … Read More

McCormick, Thelin Quoted in Inside Higher Ed

An Inside Higher Ed story includes quotes from two University of Kentucky College of Education faculty members. To read what Dr. Katherine McCormick (Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling) and Dr. John Thelin (Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation) had to say about “Kentucky’s Need-Based Aid … Read More

Hope for Tomorrow

Of all the gifts she has received, the country of Guatemala gave Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown her greatest one – the gift of her son. After his adoption, she yearned for a way to pour her heart into a place that had filled hers. That desire gave birth to a mission … Read More

The Nexus Between Teaching and Research

This blog was originally published on the Institute of Education Sciences website. Samuel Choo is a doctoral student at the dissertation stage in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky College of Education. In this blog post, he describes how working on an … Read More

Bottge and Colleagues Awarded $1.6 Million to Improve Math Assessment

Dr. Brian Bottge, principal investigator (PI), along with co-PIs at the University of Kentucky (Dr. Xin Ma) and the University of Georgia (Drs. Allan Cohen, Laine Bradshaw and Hye-Jeong Choi), were recently awarded a four-year $1.6 million grant from the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) to develop more … Read More

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Ranks 6th in Nation

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Kentucky has been ranked 6th in the nation, among the more than 90 programs nationally, in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report ranking of graduate programs. This ranking represents an 11-point jump from the previous ranking of 17th. The Rehabilitation Counseling … Read More

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