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UK College of Education $2.7 Million Grant Gives Teachers Tools to Support English Learners in the Classroom

As Kentucky’s immigrant population continues to grow, a new $2.7 million grant awarded to the University of Kentucky College of Education will assist teachers with educating children who are learning English in the classroom. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition the grant will provide … Read More

Communication Needs of Students with Disabilities Focus of New Grant

It’s often thought students with severe disabilities cannot participate in all aspects of the school day, given their difficulty communicating. With the combined help of a classroom teacher and speech language-pathologist, a system can be created to help students with the most severe disabilities to have a voice, University of … Read More

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Program Equips Graduate Students With Advanced Research Skills
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Students interested in education research can hone their skills while expanding their career options through one of the College of Education’s newest programs, the Master of Science in Research Methods in Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. The master’s degree program, which is available fully online, … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Students Present at American College of Sports Medicine Meeting
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Taylor Dinyer, a Kinesiology and Health Promotion scholar, received the second place research award in the master’s level student division at the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. Dinyer’s presentation was titled, “Low Intensity Resistance Training to Failure on 1RM Strength in Untrained Females.” Her … Read More

Nominate a Teacher Who Has Made a Difference
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For the 20th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education is hosting an event for members of the public to honor a teacher, professor, principal or other education professional who has made a difference. The nominated teachers do not have to be graduates of the University of Kentucky or … Read More

Thelin Weighs In: Should Student Athletes Be Paid?
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An editorial by Dr. John Thelin published by insidehighered.com presents the case for why paying student athletes could have unintended consequences. Thelin is a University Research Professor in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. Read his editorial here.    

High School Teaching and Learning Academy Students Visit College
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(Click here for additional photos) High school students who have the teaching profession at the top of their list of future career options visited the University of Kentucky College of Education in February. The students are part of the teaching and learning pathway in The Academies of Lexington, a set … Read More

Thelin to Deliver Congressional Briefing on Higher Education Act
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Dr. John Thelin delivered a Congressional briefing on the history of the Higher Education Act of 1965 on Friday, Feb. 16 in Washington D.C. Thelin is a University Research Professor in the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. He and fellow historian Dr. Patricia Albjerg Graham, the … Read More

Education Week Blog: Reforming Grading Practices
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A recent Education Week blog written by Dr. Thomas Guskey features his work with schools in reforming grading practices. To see a related video, visit the college’s EdTalks page and click on the video titled “What’s in a Grade?”

Graduate Students in STEM Education Receive Funding
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Three University of Kentucky graduate students have been awarded a new STEM Education Research Award created by the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education. STEM Education scholars in the final stages of master’s or doctoral level research are eligible for the award, which comes with a $1,000 stipend … Read More

Students Can Practice Research Presentations at Spring Research Conference
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Ready, set, present! College of Education students – including undergraduates- are invited to present at the annual Spring Research Conference in March. The conference allows graduate and undergraduate students to present their research, whether it is completed, in progress or at the proposal stage. This free event provides a welcoming … Read More

UK College of Education $2.7 Million Grant Gives Teachers Tools to Support English Learners in the Classroom
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As Kentucky’s immigrant population continues to grow, a new $2.7 million grant awarded to the University of Kentucky College of Education will assist teachers with educating children who are learning English in the classroom. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition the grant will provide … Read More

Communication Needs of Students with Disabilities Focus of New Grant
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It’s often thought students with severe disabilities cannot participate in all aspects of the school day, given their difficulty communicating. With the combined help of a classroom teacher and speech language-pathologist, a system can be created to help students with the most severe disabilities to have a voice, University of … Read More

UK College of Education Grant Targets High-Intensity Learning and Behavior Needs
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A new $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow the University of Kentucky College of Education to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand – those prepared to work with students with high-intensity learning and behavior needs. The grant, awarded through the Office of … Read More

College of Education Representative at Education Abroad Fair
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The University of Kentucky College of Education will have a representative at UK’s Education Abroad Spring Fair and Funding HQ. The event takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in William T. Young Library. In the Hub, students will have the chance to get info on program … Read More

Mark Comments on Proposed State Sexual Education Bill
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Dr. Kristen Mark was quoted in a Herald-Leader story about a Kentucky bill that would create regulations for age-appropriate sex education for 4th- through 12th-graders. Read the coverage here.

Fisher’s Expertise Featured in WalletHub Article on Best Markets for STEM Professionals
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Dr. Molly Fisher is featured in the “Ask the Experts” Q and A portion of an article posted on wallethub.com. It details 2018’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals. Read the article here.

Thelin: Tax Changes for Higher Education
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The State Journal, based in Frankfort, Ky., published an opinion/editorial column by Dr. John Thelin on the implications of tax changes on higher education, particularly in Kentucky. Read the column here.

UK College of Education Celebrates December 2017 Grads
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The University of Kentucky College of Education held a celebratory reception for the undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will have completed their degrees by the end of the fall 2017 semester. Their accomplishments were recognized the following day during the UK December 2017 Commencement Ceremonies. More than 1,000 students were … Read More

UK College of Education Students Collecting Books for Children
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The UK College of Education Council of Student Leaders is collecting books to put into the hands of local children. The book drive continues through Dec. 22. News reporter Amber Philpott, of WKYT, recently stopped by to see students Jordan Traen and Rachel Immerman at work collecting and sorting books. … Read More

Researchers Partner to Explore Impact of Social and Cultural Pressures on Women’s Sexual Desire
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Women’s sexual desire is influenced by a host of factors. In a study published in Sexuality & Culture, University of Kentucky College of Education researchers homed in on a piece of the puzzle — the influence of social and cultural issues on desire. It’s a factor not often studied, particularly … Read More

Education Abroad Program Immerses Students in Sexual Health Education Culture in the Netherlands
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The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources — in partnership with Dr. Kristen Mark, LGBTQ* Resources faculty fellow and faculty member in the UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion — is offering a unique education abroad experience focused on gender and sexuality in Kentucky and … Read More

Study: Where do the nation’s big charter boosters send their cash?
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Wealthy charter school backers have directed most of their money to a select number of states, particularly ones where charter schools are better at raising test scores, according to a new study by Dr. Joseph Ferrare, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation and graduate Renee … Read More

Thelin weighs in on student debt in national publication
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In the news: Dr. John Thelin, a professor in the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, is quoted in this moneywatch.com article about the rising cost of college tuition.

No More Zeros in K12 Education?
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Dr. Thomas Guskey’s standards-based grading work, and the efforts he has been supporting at Bryan Station High School, are featured a national publication. Read it here. Guskey is a professor in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology.        

UK Researcher Promoting Comprehensive Sex Education
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The Nov. 17 edition of the Herald-Leader features Dr. Kristen Mark’s comprehensive sex education work through Lex Ed, which she described during an EdTalk hosted last May by the UK College of Education.  

College rallies to support Big Blue Pantry
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UK College of Education students, faculty and staff recently donated more than 212 pounds of food and toiletries as part of the Big Blue Pantry Drive. The donations were organized by the College’s staff council charity committee. The Big Blue Pantry supports UK students experiencing food insecurity or hunger.

Bottge Delivers Presentation on Teaching and Learning Math
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Dr. Brian Bottge recently delivered an invited presentation (Relevance Counts: Teaching and Learning Math in Engaging Contexts) via Skype to faculty and doctoral students at the University of Missouri who are involved in Project PRISM: Preparing Interdisciplinary Leaders in Science and Mathematics Special Education. The purpose of the project is … Read More

Xin Ma Explains Model for Analyzing Longitudinal Data
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Dr. Xin Ma helped explain a new model to analyze longitudinal data during a Nov. 14 talk geared toward faculty and doctoral students. During the presentation, “A Multilevel Multiset Time Series Model for Describing Complex Developmental Processes,” Ma helped participants learn to use a model to analyze longitudinal data involving … Read More

Nash and Rous Lead International Conversation on Innovative, Human-Centered Approaches for Services for Children with Disabilities
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Drs. John Nash and Beth Rous, faculty members in the University of Kentucky College of Education, will keynote the Inclusion Symposium 2017 in Australia on Nov. 30. The symposium is about collaboration and exploring innovative ways to improve inclusive practice in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) … Read More

Thelin Pens Commentary on California Higher Education
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The Conversation (an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts) published Dr. John Thelin’s article on California higher education from 1960 to the present. It was picked up by the Associated Press and reprinted by other publications, such as the LA Times and Chicago Tribune. … Read More

Nov. 15 Presentation: 50 Years in Education
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The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation presents: Fifty Years in Education William H. McCann Wednesday, Nov. 15 • 12 to 1 p.m. 131 Taylor Education Building Join us for an engaging talk by William H. McCann, a 1953 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and … Read More

UK College of Education Becomes Halloween Treat Stop
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Faculty, staff and students turned offices in the UK College of Education into stops for Trick or Treaters on Halloween eve. UK students in the EdLife Living Learning community and members of the Elementary Education Student Association helped kids from a local after-school program make their way through Dickey Hall … Read More

Education Leaders Offer Advice to Pre-Service Teachers During Seminar
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UK College of Education students doing practicums and student teaching got a chance to hear from key contacts in the field during a seminar at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Among the presenters were Jimmy Adams, executive director of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, who spoke about maintaining enthusiasm … Read More

Career Updates for Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Alumni, Student
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Several alumni and a current student in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation have recently announced major job changes and promotions. Ph.D. Alum Eric Moyen has been named Chair and Associate Professor, Higher Education Department, Mississippi State University Ph.D. Alum Mitzi Lowe has been … Read More

Future Teachers Gain Experience Helping at STEM Day
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Faculty from the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education gave students the opportunity to gain teaching experience and interact with families during STEM Day at Henry Clay High School on Saturday. There were 91 pre-service teachers and graduate students helping run interactive booths for children to engage in … Read More

Packed House for Homecoming Brunch 2017
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The UK College of Education’s 2017 Homecoming Brunch drew a record crowd. College alumni, along with current students and their family members and friends, joined our faculty and staff for the annual event Saturday. In addition to brunch, participants gathered in the college’s courtyards for face painting, corn hole, a … Read More

College of Education Welcomes New Class of Golden Wildcats
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The University of Kentucky has a special designation for its alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. They are members of the Golden Wildcat Society. This morning, UK College of Education Alumni Director Mary Ann Vimont helped honor Golden Wildcats from the UK College of Education during a breakfast … Read More

Oct. 9-Nov. 6 College Hosts Donation Drive for Big Blue Pantry
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UK College of Education Staff Council is sponsoring a donation drive for the Big Blue Pantry. This organization is a student-run endeavor, serving the needs of UK students experiencing food insecurity or hunger. There will be eight drop-off boxes located around UK College of Education buildings: 103 Dickey Hall, Seaton … Read More

Hutchens Delivers Inclusiveness Committee Session
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The College of Education recently held an interactive session focusing on free speech controversies that have arisen at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. The talk, “From Snowflakes to Milo: The Search to Reconcile Free Speech and Social Justice Concerns on College and University Campuses,” was given by Dr. Neal … Read More

Social Media Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers
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What kind of online presence do you want to cultivate? A workshop, “Navigating free speech and social media presence: A workshop for pre-service teachers,” was held Tuesday, October 24 in the private dining room at The 90, located on campus at the corner of Woodland and Hilltop avenues. The talk, … Read More

Elementary Student Association Participates in DanceBlue 5k
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The Elementary Education Student Association chapter at the University of Kentucky College of Education helped organize a team for the DanceBlue 5K on Oct. 1. DanceBlue is a year-long fundraising effort that spreads awareness of pediatric cancer through mini dance marathons, restaurant fundraising events, an annual 5K run and more. … Read More

Apply for College of Education Scholarships
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The University of Kentucky College of Education general scholarship application for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 scholarship awards is now available online on the Scholarships and Financial Aid page. All applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Incoming Freshman Application – Deadline Jan.15, 2018 Undergraduate Application (Current/Transfer … Read More

College of Education Honors Alumni
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Three University of Kentucky College of Education alumni were honored during the college’s annual scholarship banquet September 26. See a gallery of the event on Flickr at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98996951@N04/albums/72157686842933550 Wilma Howard Klein received the Alumni Excellence Award. The award honors those who have made outstanding contributions over the course … Read More

Giving Thanks to Our Donors
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Donors have a direct impact on the lives of University of Kentucky College of Education students. Tuesday, Sept. 26 is Thank-A-Donor Day, and the UK College of Education community is taking this opportunity to demonstrate appreciation to those who support the college. The story that follows about the Burtons shows … Read More

Learning to Teach the Holocaust
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Current and future teachers enhanced their knowledge about the Holocaust, including history of antisemitism, during a program offered in September at the University of Kentucky College of Education. The training, provided by Echoes and Reflections and facilitated by Dr. Kathy Swan, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, … Read More

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.