With summer break officially under way, kids have plenty of time to read. And when it comes to kids’ summer reading selections, experts say anything from classic stories to graphic novels to comic books makes the grade. “Let kids choose what they want to read,” says Anne McGill-Franzen, professor of education. “It’s okay to utilize
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The Early Learning Center is encouraging families to take advantage of loosely structured time in the months ahead to help foster learning opportunities during the summer.
Two UT students have been awarded a Noyce Scholarship for the 2015–2016 school year for their outstanding performance in the classroom and commitment to the teaching profession.
A temporary bout of hearing loss gave Lisa Tackett a taste of the struggles deaf and hard-of-hearing students experience daily in school.
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for the 2015–2016 academic year. The academy is a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools that prepares individuals to become new school principals.
WATE Channel 6 recently interviewed Karee Dunn about tips on how parents can help their children deal with the stress of taking the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, or TCAPs. Dunn is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Watch the story here. WBIR
Students interested in researching past and current trends in children’s and young adult literature now can do so at UT, thanks to a new doctoral specialization that will be offered starting this fall.
UT will award an honorary degree to a national advocate for children and welcome leaders in business, healthcare, and government for spring commencement ceremonies set for May 6–8.
For the past four years, Leah Scruggs has been a passionate Volunteer fan, a devoted sorority sister, and a busy student pursing a degree in sport management. But the graduating senior still made time to give back to her community through Special Olympics.
Two administrators from Cleveland and Nashville, respectively, are the latest recipients of UT awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state.