Education Faculty Receive Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award: Implications of Project Based Learning in AP Courses Recognized

High school students congregate after an AP civics class.
Oct 23 2013

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) selected "Rethinking Advanced High School Coursework: Tackling the Depth/Breadth Tension in the AP US Government and Politics Course," by Walter Parker, Susan Mosborg, John Bransford, Nancy Vye, John Wilkerson and Robert Abbott, as one of two 2013 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award winners. The award will be presented at the 93rd NCSS Annual Conference Nov. 22-24, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Creating Consequential Kids

Drego Little:Creating Consequential Kids
Oct 7 2013

By Matt Wastradowski, Viewpoints Magazine

Roughly a decade ago, first-year literature and writing teacher Drego Little, education alum ’05, was in the middle of a lesson about fairy tales when a middle-school student piped up. “These stories are sexist,” Little remembers the young girl saying. He was taken aback but nevertheless listened to her rationale.

The College Access Project: Creating College Success for Every Student 

Sep 7 2007

Two College of Education students in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies area have written and received a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation. Ashley Patricia Ferrell, MEd student in Organizational and Policy Studies, and Mariah Moody, MEd student in Higher Education, wrote the grant to support the College Access Project, which aims to increase the percentage of first generation college-bound, low income, and under-represented students who will graduate from high school "college ready".