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An Associated Press article about the strike by West Virginia teacher unions interviews UB researcher Tom Ramming, who attributed much of West Virginia’s impact to its statewide scope.


UB's Raechele L. Pope has received the Contribution to Knowledge Award presented by the ACPA - College Student Educators International, one of the organization’s highest honors.


The grant also funds research centers in geographic information and in education innovation at UB.


Sam Wineburg, an education professor at Stanford University, will discuss “The Role of a School of Education in a Public Research University” during a talk on Feb. 29 at UB.

School News

Buffalo, NY is well-known for their chicken wings and the geological wonder of Niagara Falls, but what else is there to learn about in the community? To answer this question, Noemi Waight and Sarah Robert, associate professors from the Department of Learning and Instruction are collaborating on a project, “Preservice Teachers Biking to 'uncover' Science and Social Studies in their Buffalo Communities.”
The call for expanding computer science (CS) education in today’s schools has reached a crescendo with the goal of expanding the pipeline of CS and IT majors entering the workforce and powering up young people’s thinking and essential new literacies for the 21st century. However, fewer than half of K–12 schools offer substantive CS courses which include programming (Google & Gallup, 2015). Expanding CS education raises new and unique challenges to already over-stretched schools.
Megan Holland, research assistant professor from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, is partnering with a local nonprofit that provides a college preparatory pipeline program for traditionally underrepresented students to analyze alumni data to better understand the experiences of their alumni, including the impact of the supports they receive in college. The collaboration is part of the UB Graduate School of Education Faculty in Residence Program.
How can caterpillars help preschoolers develop coding skills and computational thinking? Fisher-Price and the Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) in the Graduate School of Education are working together to answer this question in preschool classrooms and children’s homes.