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Equity Leadership Fellows Program offers unique funding opportunity

The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) is announcing a unique funding opportunity for current and future preliminary administrator licensure (PreAL), doctorate of education (DEd), and DEd/PreAL graduate students called the Equity Leadership Fellows program. The program is taking applications now for students planning to enroll during the 2016-17 academic year, with a deadline of March 15.

From CEO to COE: Former Oregon education chief now a UO professor of practice

Nancy Golden, former chief education officer for the State of Oregon, has joined the University of Oregon College of Education (COE) as its first professor of practice for the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership. Her appointment began January 1, 2016.

From student to collaborator: HyeonJin Yoon

by Julia Comnes '16 (journalism)

When HyeonJin Yoon was a teacher for struggling students in her native South Korea, she was faced with a problem: how could her school’s one-size-fits-all curriculum, designed for a single style of learning, possibly accommodate all of her student’s unique learning needs? She wanted to know how to figure out what a student’s particular needs were and the best way to teach for each of those needs.

Martinez honored by Society for Prevention Research

Charles Martinez, professor and department head of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, and director of the Center for Equity Promotion, will receive the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award given by the Society for Prevention Research at their annual meeting in Washington, DC on May 28, 2015.

Former COE dean named to Fulbright Specialist Program

Michael Bullis, a professor in Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership who served as dean of the College of Education from 2005-2013, was named to the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Zhao among top 10 most influential edu-scholars

College of Education Professor Yong Zhao is the ninth most influential university-based education scholar in the United States, according to the 2015 edition of the annual ranking led by Education Week's Rick Hess. Zhao ranked similarly in 2013 and 2014.

Biancarosa helps develop new reading assessment

A new reading comprehension test for elementary school students being developed at the University of Oregon should help teachers diagnose why youngsters wrestle with comprehension and could inspire new interventions.

Two COE students awarded at Grad Student Research Forum

From Around the O

Six University of Oregon graduate students were each awarded a $1,000 prize Friday for their winning efforts in the Poster Session of the 5th annual Graduate Student Research Forum, among whom were two students from the College of Education.

Martinez confirmed to state Board of Education

Dr. Charles Martinez, head of the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Oregon College of Education (COE), was confirmed to the Oregon State Board of Education by the State Senate in a Nov. 21 vote. He will represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District through June 2017.

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