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Chrissy Howard, doctoral student in Language Literacy and Culture and the Director of Reading Success by 4th Grade of Springfield, a community-wide early literacy program, convened the Building Bridges Conference in mid-March 2021.

Associate Professor Chrystal A. George Mwangi, Sean Jung-Hau Chen (M.Ed. ‘20) and Ph.D. Student Pempho Chinkondenji have co-authored a book chapter titled “Exploring Geopolitics in U.S. Campus Internationalization Plans.” This chapter is in the recently (2021) published book by Rutgers University Press titled “U.S. Power in International Higher Education.”

Pempho Chinkondenji, a Ph.D. Student in International Education, has been awarded the Joyce A. Berkman Award for Outstanding Graduate Feminist Scholarship for her essay "(Un)making Schooling for Pregnant learners and Re-Integration of Student Mothers: The formation of Critical Afro-Feminist Education."

The College of Education and the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) would like to announce that Brian Case, a member of ORE, has graduated this Spring 2021 from UMass Amherst with his Masters of Public Policy and Administration.  Please join us in congratulating Brian on his hard-earned accomplishment!

Are you interested in a faculty career? The UMass Amherst Graduate School is pleased to co-sponsor the New England Future Faculty Workshop (NE-FFW), which will be held virtually on Wednesday July 28 and Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Sireci, Wells, and colleagues published "Linguistic Distance and Translation Differential Item Functioning on Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study Mathematics Assessment Items" Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

The Graduate School launched a one-time funding program, "Return to Research Grants", designed to support doctoral students whose research has been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

Torrey Trust and Bob Maloy published "The Real Solution to Learning Loss: Valuing Teachers and the Teaching Profession Everyone" in EdSurge. 

Duy Pham (Ph.D. '19), Professor and Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment Craig Wells, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Assessment Scott Monroe, and colleagues published Examining "Three Learning Progressions in Middle-school Mathematics for Formative Assessment" in Applied Measurement in Education.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Randall and colleague published "Ain't Oughta Be in the Dictionary: Getting to Justice by Dismantling Anti‐Black Literacy Assessment Practices" in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

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