Wednesday, August 15, 2018
UNT visiting professor offers insight into new Texas school grading system
In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a bill creating an A-F grading system for public schools. The grade assigned to each school will be based on student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR test. The new system goes into effect today and UNT visiting professor Stephen Waddell explains why the new system might not be the best way to go.
What will these rankings – good or bad – mean for schools?
“These rankings are going to be very problematic for a lot of school districts,” Waddell said...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Train in social, mobile, data and video journalism at UNT-APME NewsTrain this fall
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
UNT students and alumna receive grant to study how to support undocumented students
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas Higher Education Program doctoral candidates Nick Tapia-Fuselier, Kelsey Kunkle and alumna Catherine Olivarez recently received a research grant for their proposed study involving undocumented students— Investigating Student Affairs Professionals’ Knowledge, Awareness and Skills in Supporting Undocumented/DACAmented Students– from ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
DC BEST Robotics hub to conduct extracurricular robotics competition
Monday, May 21, 2018
UNT graduate student named 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellow
University of North Texas graduate student Charmaine Conner has been selected as a 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellow.
Conner, a doctorate student in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling and Higher Education, will receive a $20,000 stipend and attend the NBCC Foundation Bridging the Gap Symposium in May in Washington, D.C.
“This award means I can carry out my dissertation without worry and that is so meaningful to me,” she said.
Conner, who is studying for her doctorate in counseling, will conduct her dissertation on the...
Monday, May 21, 2018
UNT names inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor
Angie (Wilson) Cartwright, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education at the University of North Texas, has been selected as the school’s inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor.
“Upon receiving the news of my selection, I was excited and in a bit of disbelief,” Cartwright said. “There are so many wonderful members of the faculty here at UNT, and I am honored to be selected by the provost and the committee for this prestigious designation.”
Cartwright, who joined the UNT faculty in 2015, will receive $50,000...
Friday, May 18, 2018
UNT counseling professor provides tips for talking to children about school shootings
With another school shooting today, this one in Sante Fe, Texas, Dee C. Ray, UNT counseling professor and director of the Center for Play Therapy, offers tips for talking to children about school shootings. Her advice is as follows:
- The number one rule in any crisis or disaster is to limit the child’s exposure to graphic images on television and internet. This is true for children of any age, and even for adults. For young children, the images have no context so the child does not know whether the “bad thing” happened down the street or across the world, no matter how many...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNT online education program among best in the nation
U.S. News & World Report has named the University of North Texas’ College of Education online graduate education program the fourth best in the nation.
UNT was ranked No. 4 out of 275 schools listed. The program rose from a No.16 ranking last year.
“We are developing high-quality educator preparation programs and bringing them closer to the settings where our students work with kids,” said Randy...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
UNT expert weighs in on holiday screen time, best technology for kids
Lauren Eutsler, assistant professor in UNT’s Teacher Education and Administration, offers advice for parents looking to manage their children’s technology use during the holidays. She says that finding the right technology and limiting your kids screen time during the holidays isn’t as daunting as it seems.
How to select digital entertainment for children
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
UNT expert weighs in on International Olympic Committee’s decision to bar Russia from 2018 games