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Emily Packard

Meg Blanchard in the classroom.

Sep 15, 2016

Increasing Student Achievement in Rural Schools through Technology

Closing the achievement gap starts with addressing the opportunity gap, especially when it comes to technology access in the classroom. 

Beijing Royal School

Sep 12, 2016

Counseling and Cultural Exchange in China

“Traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books.” This Chinese proverb guides Siu-Man “Raymond” Ting’s philosophy on study abroad opportunities for College of Education students. Ting, a professor in the Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development Department, leads the college’s China study abroad program. 

Aug 9, 2016

Where Math and Technology Meet

Equipping teachers with the right classroom tools goes a long way in helping students succeed in mathematics. For more than a decade, Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology (PTMT) has helped teachers integrate the latest technology in their lessons to better engage students. 

Jul 18, 2016

Spotlight on Elementary Education Major Anna Schlesinger

The College of Education creates a well-rounded undergraduate experience that prepares students to lead 21st century classrooms. Just ask Anna Schlesinger, a sophomore majoring in elementary education. 

Jul 13, 2016

Spotlight on Lisa Bass, Author of New Book on Black Masculine Caring

Lisa Bass, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, authored and edited the recently-released Black Mask-ulinity: A Framework for Black Masculine Caring. Published by Peter Lang, the book engages readers in an analysis and understanding of Black Masculine Caring (BMC), an emerging theoretical framework that examines both how black males express care and what types of care they need to thrive. 

Jun 27, 2016

Revitalizing Rural Schools

Closing the student achievement gap in North Carolina starts with training outstanding classroom leaders. That’s the goal of the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA), an NC State degree program that equips principals to serve in high-poverty, hard-to-staff and historically low-performing schools. 

Jun 14, 2016

A Lifelong Learner

Paul Bitting’s career spanned 50 years of educational evolution. Through that time, he sought to answer the question “How do we best educate our children?” 

Jun 13, 2016

Spotlight on Professor Audrey Jaeger and the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project

Audrey Jaeger addresses some of today’s most pressing questions in higher education by critically examining the academic workplace. Jaeger, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, seeks to answer questions pertaining to faculty development through the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project. 

Jun 3, 2016

Spotlight on Associate Professor James Bartlett

James Bartlett works to ensure the academic and professional success of College of Education students working toward becoming community college executives. Bartlett, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, serves as the director of the department’s Charlotte cohort for adult and community college education. 

Jun 1, 2016

Spotlight on David English

David English takes the reins as interim provost at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on June 1. English, who earned his doctorate in educational research and policy analysis, with a specialization in higher education, from the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, will serve as chief academic officer of the UNC system’s professional school for performing, visual and moving image arts.