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Pluta, 2009 MEd, receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Mar 01, 2016

Jeff Pluta, 2009 MEd, is a recipient of the 2016 UMass Amherst Distinguished Alumni Service Award in acknowledgement of his contribution to the educational system in Nicaragua. These are the most prestigious awards given by the university to alumni, faculty and friends. This year’s awards will be presented at noon on Monday, April 4 in the Great Hall at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Woodland to work with Pakistani educators

Feb 28, 2016

Rebecca Woodland, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was awarded a $32,300 subcontract from the UMass Amherst Donahue Institute for the Instructional Leadership for Pakistani Educators Project, which will take place this summer.

 

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Robert S. Feldman named interim Dean of the College of Education

Feb 16, 2016

On February 9, Provost Katherine S. Newman announced the appointment of Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman as interim Dean of the College of Education following the decision of Christine B. McCormick to step down from her position as dean after eleven years of service to the college.

Austin Honored by Heritage Language Group

Feb 09, 2016

Theresa Austin, languages, literacy and culture, was recognized at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Heritage Language Special Interest Group in San Diego.

For her scholarship and leadership over the past six years, she was awarded a plaque honoring her contributions to heritage language education and research.

 

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Valdiviezo Discusses Teaching, Testing, Learning in Radio Interview

Feb 09, 2016

Laura A. Valdiviezo, associate professor of language, literacy and culture in the College of Education, discussed “Rethinking Testing, Teaching and Learning in Education” during a recent interview on New England Public Radio.

She urged listeners to evaluate testing not as an educational tool but as a profitable multibillion-dollar industry, and instead to pay due and much needed attention to the central role quality teaching and learning play in the construction of equity in education.

UMass Amherst Education Professor Co-edits Journal on 50-Year Impact of Pivotal 1965 Education Law

Feb 09, 2016

Kathryn A. McDermott, professor in education policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has co-edited a 50-year retrospective on the impact of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

McDermott was joined by David A. Gamson of Pennsylvania State University, and Douglas S. Reed of Georgetown University in editing the current issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, and in writing the lead article, “The Elementary and Secondary Education Act at Fifty: Aspirations, Effects, and Limitations.”

Fink’s book published

Jan 21, 2016
Rosalie Fink’s (BA 1963) newest book “Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: Engaging Content Area Literacy Strategies,” has been published by Shell Education. Fink says the book shows new ways to teach English, social studies, science, and mathematics by using techniques and art forms including rap, drama, poetry, song, dance, and visual arts. She has been a public school teacher, a literacy specialist, and researcher. She is professor emerita, English/Literacy, Lesley University.
 

Leadership Transition at CIE

Jan 21, 2016

Leadership Transition for the Center for International Education

January 12, 2016

Galman’s Spencer supports research on gender-nonconforming resilience experiences

Jan 07, 2016

Sally Campbell Galman received a one-year, $36,000 award from the Spencer Foundation for a new research project, Understanding young, gender-nonconforming children’s resilience experiences across child-life contexts. “Many of the stories we hear about transgender and gender nonconforming young people focus on the statistics about alienation, homelessness, suicide, academic failure, and so one, “ said Galman. “This study aims to go beyond the sad stories and cautionary talks to look at the resiliency, resistance and self-expression.

McDermott is co-editor of RSF journal issue

Dec 20, 2015

Kathryn A. McDermott, professor, education policy, is the co-editor with David A Gamson, The Pennsylvania State University, and Douglass S.

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