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Media Contact: Audrey Hill, audreyh@umd.edu or 301-405-3468 College Park, MD—A new report by the Maryland Equity Project at the University of Maryland College of Education examined the relationship between the racial/ethnic and socioeconomic demographics in Maryland public schools and school achievement. On both the state and school district level, the research team found a significant...
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College Park, MD— College Park, MD—The University of Maryland College of Education announced today the launch of its new Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement. Designed to foster collaborations between the university, school systems and educational organizations that focus on improving pre-K-12 education, the Center will serve as an incubator for innovative initiatives that address...
Jon Larson
As the president of Ocean County College in New Jersey, Jon Larson (M.A. ’71, Ph.D. ’85) is taking a global view of the concept of community. For almost 18 years, Dr. Larson been at the helm of the community college, located in a county along the Jersey Shore. Ocean County College has an annual enrollment of more than 13,000 students and offers a variety of associate degrees in programs such as...
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A new University of Maryland College of Education study examined the relationship between test preparation and quality of teacher instruction, in response to the contentious debate over the effect of standardized testing on education. Led by University of Maryland College of Education Assistant Professor David Blazar, the researchers found that test preparation activities predicted lower quality...
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In a summer workshop, 88 Anne Arundel County Public School teachers worked collaboratively on a mural, now located in Benjamin Building on the University of Maryland campus. The course, The 21st Century Arts Integration Institute Professional Development, was co-facilitated by Susan Denvir , elementary education professional development school coordinator at the UMD College of Education. The 21st...
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Despite the widespread move to reading online, relatively little research has been done to compare the difference in learning when reading something digitally compared to in-print. UMD researchers Lauren Singer, a doctoral candidate, and Professor Patricia Alexander cast a wide net to review studies that compared learning via digital and print reading and winnowed the field down to 36 high-...
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Contact: Jessica Jennings, 301-405-4618, jjenn@umd.edu COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland announced the launch of the new Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, a national hub for research, policy, professional standards, and consultation for universities on critical issues related to diversity and inclusion in higher education. “Issues of diversity and inclusion are...
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Beginning December 4, 2017, UMD will require faculty, certain GAs, and campus leaders to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) in order to log in to most campus systems. MFA enhances usual login/password credentialing by requiring something you have in your possession in addition to something you know. An example of something you have would be a device with an app installed which can receive a...
Justine Lee
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Justine Lee, a doctoral student in the University of Maryland College of Education, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017-19 Barbara Jackson Scholarship, which is awarded by the University Council for Educational Administration. The scholarship seeks to provide students of color access to formal networking, mentoring and professional development to advance their careers in educational...
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As University of Maryland College of Education Assistant Professor Lucas P. Butler writes in a perspective article in Science magazine , recent research suggests that infants can learn the value of effort and persistence simply by watching an adult try hard to achieve something. “It appears that even one-year-old infants can learn the value of hard work simply by watching an adult engage in...