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College of Education leading state’s teacher retention efforts

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With 50 percent of new teachers leaving the profession within the first five years, teacher retention is on the minds of lawmakers and school district and college administrators nationwide.

UNC Charlotte’s College of Education has been chosen by the UNC General Administration as one of four institutions to host a new program designed to improve teacher retention statewide.

With 50 percent of new teachers leaving the profession within the first five years, teacher retention is on the minds of lawmakers and school district and college administrators nationwide.

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College of Education bestows faculty awards

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Four faculty members from the College of Education were honored recently during the college’s 2012 awards presentation.

Chuang Wang from the Department of Educational Leadership received the Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established in 1994 with funding from the UNC General Administration, the award recognizes innovative, committed and effective teaching within the college. Adriana Medina, reading and elementary education, presented the award.

Four faculty members from the College of Education recently were honored during the college’s 2012 awards presentation.

Chuang Wang from the Department of Educational Leadership received the Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established in 1994 with funding from the UNC General Administration, the award recognizes innovative, committed and effective teaching within the college. Adriana Medina, reading and elementary education, presented the award.

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Education professor to serve on national council

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Meredith DiPietro, assistant professor of instructional systems technology in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, was selected recently to serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship (NCDC).

Meredith DiPietro, assistant professor of instructional systems technology in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, was selected recently to serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship (NCDC).

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Education professor to receive national award

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Fred Spooner, a faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, will receive the 2012 TED/Pearson Award for Excellence in Education.

Fred Spooner, a faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, will receive the 2012 TED/Pearson Award for Excellence in Education. The honor, from the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division, will be presented at the organization’s annual meeting in Denver.

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College of Education moves up in U.S. News rankings

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Graduate programs in the College of Education are among the top 100 in the country, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News Media Group.

Mary Lynne Calhoun, dean of the college, noted, “Our College of Education is committed not only to the preparation of outstanding educators but also to the generation of research that addresses pressing issues in schools and communities and which leads to improved outcomes.  The U.S. News recognition is a welcome affirmation of our efforts and our commitments.”

Graduate programs in the College of Education are among the top 100 in the country, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News Media Group.

The College of Education is number 84 in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition, which is available starting April 3; last year, the college ranked number 101.

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Child development conference to focus on nurturing

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“Nurturing What’s Natural: Using the Individuality of Children to Link Learning and Life” is the theme for the 33rd annual Child and Family Development Conference scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in the Cone University Center.

“Nurturing What’s Natural: Using the Individuality of Children to Link Learning and Life” is the theme for the 33rd annual Child and Family Development Conference scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in the Cone University Center.

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Browder presented NCABA’s highest honor

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Diane Browder, a faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, received the 2012 Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award from the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Winston-Salem.

Diane Browder, a faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, received the 2012 Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award from the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Winston-Salem.

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2012 de Silva Award recipient lauded as unparalleled mentor

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The College of Education’s Claudia Flowers has been called a professor who sets the standard for mentoring graduate students. For this distinction, she is the 2012 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Award.

During the award presentation Tuesday, Feb. 21, UNC Charlotte Provost Joan Lorden noted that mentors learn by trial and error, and they exercise creativity with each student encounter. She said Flowers has mastered the art of mentoring. “She is recognized by her colleagues for her approach to the student-mentor relationship, and she is lauded by her students – both present and former – for offering an unparalleled level of support and guidance.”

The College of Education’s Claudia Flowers has been called a professor who sets the standard for mentoring graduate students. For this distinction, she is the 2012 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Award.

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Educator, author Stephen Peters to speak

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Stephen Peters, author of “Do You Know Enough About Me to Teach Me,” will deliver a presentation at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

Educator, author Stephen Peters to speak

Stephen Peters, author of “Do You Know Enough About Me to Teach Me,” will deliver a presentation at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

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Education student to defend dissertation

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Angela Colistra, a doctoral student in counselor education, will defend “How Does Spiritual Well-being Predict Job Satisfaction and Burnout Among Substance Abuse Counselors“ at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the College of Education, Room 205.

Angela Colistra, a doctoral student in counselor education, will defend “How Does Spiritual Well-being Predict Job Satisfaction and Burnout Among Substance Abuse Counselors“ at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the College of Education, Room 205. Jack Culbreth is the dissertation advisor.

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