When schools moved to remote status during the height of the COVID pandemic, numerous students were unable to fully participate in classes due to the lack of broadband internet access at their homes. Backed by a grant from the United States Department of Education, three members of the School of Education are joining a team led by UNC Greensboro’s Information Technology Services (ITS) unit to combat that issue.

UNC Greensboro researchers and their collaborators have received approximately $500,000 to study the impacts of COVID on student learning. The funding is part of the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and North Carolina Collaboratory’s $6.73 million investment in 20 projects rooted at universities across North Carolina.

Looking to improve the success of multilingual learners, Dr. Ye He, a professor in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, has been awarded a nearly $250,000 grant from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNCG has received national attention for its tutoring program in partnership with Guilford County Schools, an effort to support families, community, and young students most affected by the pandemic. The Biden Administration named Guilford County as one of 15 school systems nationwide using funds from the American Rescue Plan to their best advantage.

Currently the Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) teacher at both Trindale and Archdale Elementary Schools, Sophie Herring was honored as the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year by Randolph County Schools this fall. Herring earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education through UNC Greensboro’s Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education in 2016.