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Faculty Spotlight Jean Kang

June 13th, 2013

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Jean Kang, Assistant Professor in the Specialized Education Services department in the UNCG School of Education, discusses the challenges children face transitioning to kindergarten, and what led to her career in Special Education.


1). One of your areas of interest is in a child’s transition to kindergarten – could you discuss the factors that affect this critical stage in a child’s life, and the challenges/opportunities faced by young children with disabilities in today’s schools?

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News: 06-03-2013

June 3rd, 2013

Announcements/Events

Note: SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be sent out on Monday, June 17. Please make sure to email News items to soeannou@uncg.edu as early as possible for the publication. The deadline to submit SOE News items for the next publication is 9:00am on Friday, June 14.

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Dr. Bill Harrison’s Commencement Address

May 28th, 2013

Dr. Bill Harrison gave the keynote address at the 2013 UNCG School of Education Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Harrison received his BA from Methodist College, his MAEd and EdS from East Carolina and his EdD from Vanderbilt, and has been serving students in the North Carolina Public Schools since 1974.  Dr. Harrison began his career as an elementary school teacher, then became an elementary and high school principal and subsequently served 18 years as a superintendent in Hoke, Orange, and Cumberland Counties. In 2009, Governor Perdue appointed him as Chairman of the State Board of Education, a position he held until March 2013.

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News: 05-20-2013

May 20th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Note: Beginning in May, SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be on Monday, June 3.

The Specialized Education Services department of the UNCG School of Education hosted American Sign Language Idol on Saturday, May 4, 2013. A total of $1,841.00 was raised to send our Deaf-Blind friends in the Greensboro area attend Camp Dogwood! (Hey, that Cowboy looks a little familiar…)

 

On May 16, SOE staff members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help construct a home in Greensboro. They began the day with a just a foundation (no walls), and by the end of the day the walls were up (you can see their result in the photo above). Congrats to Dodie Booton, Brenda Jones, Babbette Mabe, Ciara Marable, Meggan Reagan, Carol Resch, and Breon Williams on a job well done!

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Student Spotlight Shureka Hargrove

May 15th, 2013

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Shureka Hargrove, Ph.D. student in the Educational Research Methodology department in the School of Education, discusses her on the job experiences through her internship with the Educational Testing Service and why she chose to pursue a career in educational program assessment.

1). You are currently in the Ph.D. program in the Educational Research Methodology department at UNCG. Could you talk a little about what brought you to UNCG, and how you developed an interest in program evaluation in the education field?

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Faculty Spotlight Ric Luecht

May 15th, 2013

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Ric Luecht, professor in the Educational Research Methodology department in the School of Education, discusses the importance of assessment engineering in education, and how his experience providing consulting services to outside organizations provides opportunities to his students.

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News: 05-06-2013

May 6th, 2013

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Note: Beginning in May, SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be on Monday, May 20.

 

2013 School of Education Commencement – Friday, May 10

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News: 04-29-2013

April 29th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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Students in SES 460 designed a t-shirt to sell and raise money supporting mental health awareness and to honor the families of Newtown, Connecticut. $339.87 was raised to donate to the Mental Health Association of Greensboro for this project. To further raise awareness for mental health, some of the students and faculty in the class participated in The Human Race, a 5k walk on April 10, 2013. In the words of one SES 460 student, Shontria Fonville, “It brought me great joy to help advocate for individuals with mental health challenges. After such an amazing experiencing and meeting other people with deep passion to help the community, I can only excitedly look forward to showing continued support. (Photo of Shontria Fonville and Belinda Hardin)

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News: 04-22-2013

April 22nd, 2013

Announcements/Events

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Congratulations to Chris Shafer (2013 Master of Education in Teacher Education candidate) and Rachel Smith (2013 Master of Library and Information Studies candidate), who have been selected as graduating student speakers for the 2013 SOE Commencement Ceremony.

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News: 04-15-2013

April 15th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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The 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration was hosted this past Friday in the SOE, recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished SOE Alumni for their service to the educational field and the community.  Visit http://soe.uncg.edu/2013-alumni-awards-celebration/for a complete listing of Alumni Awards recipients. (Pictured above, from left: Nancy Teague, Tommy Teague, Donna Sundre, Larry Coble, Melony Allen, and Kimberly Bowie. Photo by Ted Richardson.)

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