Articles from May 2017


Student Spotlight: Chris Orabutt

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Chris Orabutt, a College of Education student from Lake Zurich, Ill., is studying to teach high school economics and U.S. history.

2017 scholarships awarded to College of Education students

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Each year, the College of Education honors its top students with scholarships. These awards celebrate outstanding student achievement in areas such as academic performance, research, student leadership, community service and citizenship, and contributions to all areas of education.

Bowman tackles barriers to higher education, discusses findings at upcoming symposium

Thursday, May 18, 2017
A University of Iowa study involving Nicholas Bowman, Director of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, shows that college admission officers are more likely to accept low-income students if they have a better understanding of the high schools those students attend.
Student working on a science lab project

UI’s Belin-Blank Center recognizes top Iowa high schools for Advanced Placement participation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
For the ninth consecutive year, George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids is the top Advanced Placement school in Iowa, according to the Iowa AP Index. The index, developed in 2005 by the University of Iowa College of Education's Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, assesses Advanced Placement (AP) participation among accredited...

Kaplan inspires students at a critical time

Friday, May 12, 2017
Middle school can be an important turning point for students. Samantha Kaplan wants to help guide them toward enjoying learning as much as she did as a student. Kaplan, of Naperville, Illinois, is an elementary education and psychology double-major at the University of Iowa who spoke at the Spring 2017 Teacher Education Convocation. Also on her plate are endorsements for middle school science and...

Read the UI College of Education Alumni Magazine 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017
Learn about all of our amazing endeavors.

UI College of Education awarded top-tier status

Thursday, May 11, 2017
See where the UI College of Education stands in the latest National Council on Teacher Quality ratings for undergraduate programs that prepare secondary education teachers.

2017 AERA, NCME reception enjoyed by many

Monday, May 1, 2017
More than 80 University of Iowa College of Education faculty, graduate students, alumni, and friends attended the AERA/NCME reception.