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Doctoral student Manly receives Distinguished Paper Award from NERA

Apr 01, 2010

Cathy Manly, College of Education doctoral student in the higher education concentration, andRyan Wells, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, were awarded the 2009 Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award by Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) for their paper “Financial Planning for College: What Parents Do to Prepare.” This study explores reported parental financial college preparations and the amount parents have saved for college, with a goal of determining strategies used by differ

School of Education doctoral student Nyongani awarded AAUW International Fellowship

Mar 15, 2010


Martha Nyongani, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Department of Education Policy, Research and Administration, has been awarded a 2010-11 International Fellowship from the AAUW, formerly known as the American Association of University Women.

Holyoke High School students paint mural depicting perspectives of their city with help of COE Social Justice Education student

Mar 01, 2010

The unveiling and dedication of a nine-panel mural depicting the past, present and future of the City of Holyoke, Mass., and painted by five Holyoke High School seniors was publicly unveiled on the side of an historic city theater recently. The students worked with UMass Amherst College of Education graduate student and community arts facilitator, Carla Wojczuk, as part of a Mural Arts Workshop in The CONNECTIONS After School Program at Holyoke High.

Afghan Master’s students complete studies here, depart for home

Mar 01, 2010

Seven UMass Amherst College of Education Master’s degree students, all of whom are faculty members at universities in Afghanistan, recently completed their degrees after a 2 ½ year program of study in International Education on campus.

Colleen Champ Receives Graduate School’s Boscov Scholarship

Feb 02, 2010

Colleen “Birdie” Champ, a doctoral student in the College of Education, was awarded the 2010 Joseph L. Boscov Scholarship by the UMass Amherst Graduate School. The scholarship is awarded annually to a current or incoming female graduate student whose work will “equip her for increased service to the needs of people and/or the environment.”

Springfield middle school students perform for School of Education TEAMS students

Jan 25, 2010

Danielle Johnson walked to the front of the room and turned to face her classmates. With emotion, the seventh grade student rehearsed her part, describing how she was “surrounded” in daily life by people who smoked.

“I don’t feel like dying because of the stupidity of people around me,” she said.

What prompted teacher Corrin Shulze to go back to school?

Dec 01, 2009
From The Centennial to the classroom, with Hip Hop on the way

Corrin Shulze walked into the room where the College of Education’s Centennial Marathon’s presentation on Hip Hop Culture was taking place and by the time she left, she knew she was going to make a career change.

Chavva Coordinates Farmer Water Schools in India

Nov 15, 2009

Konda Reddy Chavva, a CIE doctoral student, spent this past summer in Southern India working with World Education project staff and farmers to design participatory methodology for collection of baseline data on climatic variability.  World Education assists the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project in the design and implementation of

Recruitment for college doesn’t have to wait until high school

Nov 05, 2009
By Alison DeRito, School of Education graduate student, Bridges to the Future elementary education pathway

It isn’t everyday that a student-teacher has the opportunity to share her love for her alma mater with nearly 70 fourth graders.


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