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UK’s BREATHE Team Hosts Kickoff for Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) Project
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Members of the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE team, representing the UK College of Nursing and UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, hosted a kickoff for the Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) project on Sept. 11, in partnership with Hazard High School’s ARI Student Senate and Leadership Team … Read More

Thelin Quoted in Inside Higher Ed
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Dr. John Thelin is quoted in this Inside Higher Ed article.

Washington Post – Report cards: ‘P’ is for perplexing. Traditional grades make a comeback.
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Dr. Thomas Guskey is quoted in this Sept. 17, 2017 Washington Post story on report cards.

Student Weekly Newsletter: Sept. 18, 2017
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Sept. 18, 2017 Student Newsletter The What’s Up @UKCollegeOfEd newsletter is sent to all currently enrolled College of Education students. It is used to communicate information relevant to students in the college. FREE PRAXIS WORKSHOPS The College of Education will be offering two opportunities to attend a free Praxis I … Read More

Student Weekly Newsletter: Sept. 12, 2017
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Sept. 12, 2017 Student Newsletter The What’s Up @UKCollegeOfEd newsletter is sent to all currently enrolled College of Education students. It is used to communicate information relevant to students in the college. EDUCATION ABROAD FAIR Interested in learning more about studying or student teaching abroad? Drop in to the Education … Read More

Friends and Family Homecoming Brunch RSVP
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RSVP to attend the Friends and Family Homecoming Brunch taking place Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the UK College of Education.

Class Ranking Article in Education Update Features Guskey
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The most recent issue of Education Update, a publication from ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), features an article on how class rank is falling out of favor across the country and quotes grading expert Dr. Thomas Guskey, a professor in the UK College of Education Department … Read More

Guskey EdWeek Blog: Don’t Get Rid of Grades. Change Their Meaning & Consequences!
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In the Leadership 360 blog on EdWeek’s website, leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century. They recently featured a guest blog from Dr. Thomas Guskey, a professor of educational psychology in the UK College of … Read More

Next Generation Leadership Academy Receives Prichard Award
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The University of Kentucky’s Next Generation Leadership Academy has been recognized by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s Student Voice Team for its role in growing and supporting innovations in teaching and learning that emphasize the importance of student voice. Prichard’s Student Voice Team awarded their Golden Megaphone Award for … Read More

First Day of School Takes on New Meaning for Future Teachers
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On the first day of Fall 2017 classes at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Kim White kicked off her course with a question. “Today is maybe your 16th first day of school, but today is the first day of school for me, also. I wonder if you know what year, … Read More

First Weeks of School Critical for Mapping Out a Successful Year
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Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or student, a new school year may seem to have more in common with a marathon than a sprint. However, Thomas Guskey, Professor of Educational Psychology in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, raises the point that the first … Read More

In the News: Guskey Discusses Grading Changes
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Dr. Thomas Guskey is quoted in a Quartz news article about schools making changes to the way they grade student learning. Guskey is a professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky College of Education and is well-known for his work in the … Read More

Stilwell Award Winners Announced
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The Kentucky Department of Education has recognized three educational organizations and their employees for their dedication and support of education technology by selecting them as recipients of the 2016-17 Stilwell Award. The Stilwell Award is named after the late Dr. William E. Stilwell, a long time faculty member of the University … Read More

Campbell’s Research Featured in Article on Autism’s Onset
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Are there two types of autism — one present from birth, and one that abruptly emerges in toddlerhood, with a rapid loss of skills? Or perhaps regression is part of a larger, normal development process? Maybe it’s not specific to autism. Dr. Jonathan Campbell has analyzed the research and his findings … Read More

UK Program Creates Teachers of the Visually Impaired
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Pamela Cox has studied and worked in a variety of fields, but her latest endeavor holds a special place in her heart. She is taking classes at the University of Kentucky College of Education to become certified as a teacher of the visually impaired. There is a nation-wide need for … Read More

Alumni Recognized as State’s Best Educators in History, Civics
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Two educators receiving the 2017 Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award have ties to the University of Kentucky College of Education. Amy Michele Madsen and Whitney Walker were selected from elementary, middle and high school history and/or civics (social studies) teachers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Madsen, a teacher at … Read More

Physical Education Teachers Attend Event Hosted by College
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Faculty from the UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion worked with 120 physical education teachers from across the state at Tates Creek High School on June 19. Pictured are some of the UK College of Education alumni who attended. The event, called the PAWS Institute, is … Read More

Schroeder in Science Magazine
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Dr. Margaret Schroeder and alumnus Dr. Craig Schroeder were interviewed for a Science Magazine online piece about STEM Camp. The article featured a photo from the 2017 See Blue STEM camp. Click here to view the article.    

Making the Most of Your Child’s Back-to-School Open House
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If you are the parent or guardian of a student in elementary, middle, or high school, chances are high that you’ve been invited to an open house. Is it important to go? And if you do, what should you do to make the most of it? We asked the advice … Read More

Washington Post Quotes Guskey
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What if the problem isn’t the grade, but the grading scale? UK College of Education Professor Tom Guskey, author of On Your Mark, offers his thoughts in this Washington Post piece on schools shifting to no-zero grading policies. Click here to read the article.

Institute on Mastery Learning Brings Educators to Lexington
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Educators from as far as India and as close as Lexington gathered in June for a professional development opportunity during the UK Summer Institute on Mastery Learning. UK College of Education faculty members Dr. Thomas Guskey and  Dr. Carmen Coleman lead the event.

College of Education Partners to Host See Blue STEM Camp
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Middle school students were at the University of Kentucky in two separate one-week See Blue STEM camps this summer. With funding from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the UK College of Education partners with the UK College of Engineering on a yearly See Blue … Read More

Teaching Assistant Uses Life-Altering Injury to Motivate Students
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It was a normal day in southern Ohio. Hot, but normal. The Huntington Huntsmen football players were giving it their all during practice. It was the first time they were running plays with full contact, wearing all their gear. It might have been more enjoyable, if only it weren’t so … Read More

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

UK College of Education Students Receive Fellowship for Project to Improve Teaching of Slavery
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Three graduate students from the University of Kentucky College of Education are among 11 students across the nation selected for research fellowships by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project. The fellowships are part of a multi-year initiative to improve the teaching of slavery in K-12 schools across the … Read More

Cross-Cultural Lunch and Learn
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Students last semester had a unique chance to understand current issues from different perspectives thanks to a free “Cross-Cultural Lunch and Learn” workshop series planned by the UK College of Education Office of International School Partnerships. The events helped students improve their cross-cultural communication skills and learn about ways they … Read More

UK Grad Named 2018 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year
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Jennifer Meo-Sexton, a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Education, is the 2018 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year. Valvoline, Inc.™ and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcement today at a ceremony held at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton; Education and Workforce … Read More

Class of 2017!
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Congratulations to the University College of Education’s class of 2017! Click the photo below for a look behind the scenes at the May commencement ceremony on Sunday.  

Researching Grading to Improve Education
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  Dr. Thomas Guskey recently recorded a podcast about his research on student grading for UK Research Media. Guskey is a professor of educational psychology in the UK College of Education. His research focuses on the way teachers grade and how they report that information to parents. “The grading practices … Read More

2017 UK Awards Ceremony Honors Several from College of Education
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Three from the UK College of Education were recognized during the 2017 UK Awards Ceremony held on campus in April. Sy Bridenbaugh was one of three UK teaching assistants to receive the 2017 UK Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. He is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies … Read More

Effective Teaching Strategies Focus of Nietzel Colloquia
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The University of Kentucky Graduate School’s Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award and UK College of Education Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling hosted a colloquia in April. Two faculty members from the University of Florida College of Education gave presentations. Dr. Stephen Smith, professor, focused on cognitive … Read More

UK Student Develops Program to Allay Police Fears in Autism Community
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A University of Kentucky student is teaming with local police to provide education about interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Abbey Love is an educational psychology doctoral student in the UK College of Education Department of Educational, Counseling, and School Psychology. With a research focus on teaching and ASD, Love … Read More

Student Group Hosts Awareness Events to End Use of “R Word”
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The school psychology program’s student association, Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP), received the Multicultural Inclusion Grant from the UK Student Government Association to support their campus-wide events to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed).” The campus events, called “The R Word Is Not Our Word,” … Read More

Special Education Student Receives Scholarship
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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

VIDEO: College of Education Professor Committed to Serving Students
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Though Dr. Jeff Reese wears many hats as a professor, administrator and researcher, if there’s one aspect of his job he relishes the most it would be interacting with his students. Watch the video above to discover the reason why he is so focused on serving his students each and … Read More

Thelin Explores Higher Education Issues in New Book
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Forget the big screen or the stage – for real drama, University of Kentucky College of Education professor John Thelin prefers to observe life on the American college campus. “The campus is a fascinating stage … involving a cast of players, ranging from students to donors, faculty to presidents and … Read More

Student Receives Grant for Transgender Health Care Project
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Holly Brown, a counseling psychology doctoral student, has been named a recipient of a research grant awarded by the UK Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources. The one-time grant supports research and/or professional development related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and/or intersectional approaches to identity. Brown studies gatekeeping around … Read More

College of Education Professor Named Vice-President for Institutional Diversity
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Dr. Sonja Feist-Price, a professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, is the University of Kentucky’s next vice president for institutional diversity. Sonja Feist-Price will begin her duties as vice president for institutional diversity on March 20, UK President Eli Capilouto announced this week to … Read More

Ackerman Awarded Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Program Award
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Dr. Kera Ackerman was 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

Student Wins Award to Study at Oxford University
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The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Derek Gaiser, a secondary social studies education and history junior from Ludlow, Kentucky, has been awarded an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarship presented by the English-Speaking Union Kentucky Branch. The scholarship will cover Gaiser’s expenses for summer study at Oxford University. The Kentucky Branch … Read More

Students Read to Children at Breckinridge Elementary
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  When Breckinridge Elementary sent an email seeking readers for Black History Month, it sparked an idea for two University of Kentucky College of Education faculty members. Dr. Mary Shake and Joni Meade teach literacy methods in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In semesters past, students captured video of … Read More

Rostosky Featured in American Psychological Association Books Article
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Dr. Sherry Rostosky, professor of Counseling Psychology in the UK College of Education, was recently interviewed along with Dr. Ellen Riggle, professor in Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science, by American Psychological Association (APA) Books. Rostosky and Riggle co-authored Happy Together: Thriving as a Same-Sex Couple in Your Family, Workplace, … Read More

UK Honors College of Education Student Veteran
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As an aviation rescue swimmer in the United States Navy, UK freshman Zach Grills had to put his fears aside the moment he began rescue swimming school. “In a real life scenario, jumping into the water is crazy,” said Grills, a native of London, Kentucky. “Stormy conditions is probably the … Read More

McCormick, Thelin Quoted in Inside Higher Ed
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Inside Higher Ed included the expertise of two University of Kentucky College of Education faculty members in “Kentucky’s Need-Based Aid Gamble.”  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, … Read More

Henry Receives Confucius Award
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  Dr. Laurie Henry, associate dean for clinical programs and partnerships at the University of Kentucky College of Education, has been honored with the UK Confucius Institute’s 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award. This award recognizes faculty who have done outstanding work toward the understanding of and learning about China on campus … Read More

Social Justice Lecture Series
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J Mase III, a black/trans/queer poet, came to campus in February to give a talk, “How I Survived the Gay Rights Movement as a Trans Person of Color.” It was hosted by the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the UK College of Education as part of its Social Justice … Read More

Thelin Pens Post for Inside Higher Ed
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Dr. John Thelin authored an opinion featured on Inside Higher Education in February. His piece titled “The Campus Buildings Name Game: Unfinished Business” is available by clicking here.

Reese Named 2017 Great Teacher
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Dr. Jeff Reese is a recipient of the UK Alumni Association’s 2017 Great Teacher Award. Each year, the association recognizes six professors for outstanding teaching and honors them with a plaque and a cash award at a recognition luncheon or dinner. It is the oldest, continuously-given award for teachers at … Read More