(Front row, l. to r.: Chaundi Price, Gwen Mooney, Kathleen Jensma, Juanita Rodriguez, Edith Baumgart, Jeannie Gerard. Back row, l. to r.: Tammy Culbertson, Mary Beattie-pro-tem instructor, Kathy Moxley-South-FHS co-director and FHS-ECE coordinator, Kelly Warren-FHS assistant director and field study coordinator, Christi Boyter-academic advisor)
ATLANTA, GA—On Saturday, November 14, ten distinguished professors from around the US will be honored with a $25,000 cash tribute from the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust for motivating a former student to make a difference in his or her community. Dan Close, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Eduation's Family and Human Services program, is among the awardees.
A 1998 voter referendum that strictly limited bilingual education in California's public schools has weakened educational efforts and held back non-English-speaking children, according to a report led by the UO's Ilana Umansky.
In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) brings together new Eugene School District 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and visiting scholar Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, for an informative session on public school education K-12 for Latina/os in Oregon. Dr. Gándara is the Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education during fall term 2015.
Students in the College of Education's Family and Human Services (FHS) program have been busy. Since 1998 the program has seen 1,554 students who, as a matter of course, have contributed 883,140 hours of work with vulnerable members of the Eugene/Springfield community and into the rest of Lane County. The value of their work has now surpassed the $20 million mark - $20,385,113.40 to be exact.
David Conley, director of the COE's Center for Educational Policy Research, participated in a Q&A for WalletHub, a website geared toward personal finance. The website recently released its 2015 list of America's Most and Least Educated Cities. Eugene ranks No. 30 overall (Ann Arbor, MI ranks No. 1).
See WalletHub for Conley's perspectives on the rankings.
The University of Oregon College of Education (COE) has now received nearly $11.5 million in grants as of July 1, 2015 from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Though grant awards to the COE come from a variety of government agencies and foundations, IES grants are typically among the most competitive.
Summaries of the grants and their principal investigators (PI):