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News

Chris Ogren

In the News: Ogren shares misconception of teachers having 'summer off'

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The Washington Post
Christine Ogren, associate professor in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, shares how the misconception of teachers having the summer off evolved in a Washington Post guest column.
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In the news: First Day of School: What Parents, Teachers Should Know

Monday, August 30, 2021
US News and World Report
Heading back to school? Whether you are a teacher or a parent the Alissa Doobay with the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development joined US News and World Report to give tips and advice.
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First year educator Q&A: Haley Burton

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Haley Burton, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies...
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First year educator Q&A: Becca Kendeigh

Thursday, August 19, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Becca Kendeigh, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
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Westefeld honored with 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award

Sunday, August 15, 2021
UI Center for Advancement Website
Counseling Psychology Professor Emeritus John Westefeld will be honored with the 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award for dedicating his life's work to suicide awareness and prevention. 
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First year educator Q&A: Allie Vanneman

Thursday, August 12, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Allie Vanneman, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
Liz Hollingworth

Hollingworth named interim DEO of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Liz Hollingworth, educational leadership professor, has been appointed the interim departmental executive officer (DEO) of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.
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Mintz nets NSF grant to improve computerized adaptive tests

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Catherine “Catie” Mintz, a PhD candidate in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pursue research on multidimensional computerized adaptive tests.
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Wesely named new College of Education associate dean for faculty, academic affairs

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pamela M. Wesely, a respected scholar in language education, has been named the new University of Iowa College of Education Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
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Klein supports student mental health

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In collaboration with the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry, alumnus Lucas Klein is working to support student mental health
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First Year Educator Q&A: Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Our first alumna is Elizabeth Johnson, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and English as a Second Language.
School Psychology Professor Emeritus Stewart Ehly in his Lindquist Center office

Ehly retires after more than four decades building, leading school psychology program

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
School Psychology Program
School Psychology Professor Emeritus Stewart Ehly recently retired after 42 years of service and leadership, dedicating his career to preparing future school psychologists and other mental health professionals.
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Loyd honored for inclusion of people with disabilities

Monday, July 12, 2021
UI REACH Director Bill Loyd was recently recognized for his long-term contributions and commitment to the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Iowa Department of Education, UI launch new pre-K-12 school mental health center

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The new Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, a partnership between the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education, will provide mental health support and expertise to teachers and students across the state.
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UI grant builds mental health workforce serving rural youth

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Iowa youth living in rural, medically underserved communities will gain access to more mental and behavioral health experts thanks to a nearly $2 million dollar grant led by experts in the College of Education and other campus and community partners.
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Bardhoshi named top contributor to Journal of Counseling and Development

Friday, June 11, 2021
Gerta Bardhoshi, an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, has been named a top contributor to the Journal of Counseling and Development. 
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UI REACH News - June 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Read the June 2021 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.
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Didion receives Carver Trust grant to help at-risk readers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Elementary students with or at risk for reading disabilities will improve their fluency thanks to a new $85,000 Carver Trust grant. Lisa Didion, College of Education special education assistant professor, is the grant principal investigator.

Amato and Nylen receive 2021 Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Paper Award

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Brendon Nylen and Nicole Ann Amato are this year’s recipients of the 2021 Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Paper Awards.
Sarah Day

Alumna awarded Fulbright to Montenegro

Sarah Day, an alumna in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education from the University of Iowa College of Education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Montenegro for 2021-22.