Tuesday, January 7, 2014
North Texas Regional P-16 Council earns statewide award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The North Texas Regional P-16 Council, coordinated by the University of North Texas College of Education, has earned the Crystal Award for Community Partnership Academic Impact in the Texas Education Partnership Awards competition.
The council aims to advance the education of students and close the gaps in students' academic achievement from preschool through higher education by working with families, businesses...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Education conference to draw top leaders in field
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Leaders in education will gather to address the state of education in Texas at the University of North Texas’ Education Leadership Conference.
Hosted by UNT’s College of Education, the conference is expected to draw teachers, principals, superintendents and others in the field of education to discuss the challenges currently facing public education and the keys to helping students succeed.
The conference is Nov. 13 (Wednesday) at UNT...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Scholarship recipient hopes to pass on passion for reading
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As a high school student, Atticus Shaskan was captivated by classics like The Great Gatsby, 1984 and Flowers for Algernon.
Now a senior at the University of North Texas, Shaskan is pursuing a degree in education in hopes of helping other high school students develop the same love of reading his teachers gave him.
Shaskan was recently awarded four scholarships from the College of Education to help pay for his last year of school. Without the scholarships, Shaskan said he might not have been...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Two UNT students win international scholarship awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Two University of North Texas students — Hannah McDonald, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English language arts, and Rania Salman, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Administration —were awarded scholarships from Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.,Kappa Delta Pi was established to further excellence in education and leadership. Each spring, the organization offers scholarship opportunities to active undergraduate,...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Expert on minority disproportionality in special education to speak at UNT Sept. 27
What: University of North Texas’ College of Education presents Dr. Dan Reschly, professor of education and psychology in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, as Project TELL’s Distinguished Lecturer. Reschly will address “Response to Intervention and the Prevention of Minority Special Education Disproportionality”
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
UNT student receives recognition from National Council on Family Relations
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Yamuna Teter, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in May, received recognition from the National Council on Family Relations for her outstanding contributions to the field of family science through scholarship, leadership and community service.
A mother of four children ages 3 to 10, Teter came to UNT several years after earning an associate’s degree from Richland College in Dallas. Her own experience returning to school to pursue a career as a teacher inspired her to...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Larry g(EE) to headline concert to raise money for UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Dallas singer and songwriter Larry g(EE), who made his national debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December, will perform as the headliner at the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert to raise money for the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center.
The funk musician, a former front-man for Dallas-based rock band Odis, will be among several bands from the DFW and Austin areas that will perform in the concert, which will follow the 5th...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT student received 2013 Outstanding Educator Award
Frankie Norris of Fort Worth, a doctoral student in the University of North Texas' College of Education and a teacher in the Birdville Independent School District, received the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award from the Council for Exceptional Children-Division of Learning Disabilities. The award is designed to recognize outstanding professionals who serve students with learning disabilities.
Norris is one of 10 Project TELL scholars, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Project TELL's goal is to prepare leadership personnel in...
Friday, June 14, 2013
UNT graduate student chosen for national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A first-generation college graduate, Leslie Jimenez wants other students to know that education can change their lives.
Jimenez, who expects to earn a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in August, has been chosen to share her story and become an advocate for education as part of the inaugural class of the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy. She was one of 30 people from across the country...
Friday, May 31, 2013
UNT camp addresses state's need for bilingual teachers
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Fort Worth ISD high school students with dreams of teaching will learn from the pros June 10 – 13 (Monday – Thursday) in the University of North Texas' Future Bilingual Teachers Academy -- a summer camp that responds to the state's growing need for highly qualified teachers of English language learners.
Master teachers will tell the 25 students about careers in bilingual education and show them how to create lesson plans for English language learners. Beyond learning about teaching careers, the students will experience college life by staying in residence...