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Media Contact: Audrey Hill, audreyh@umd.edu or 301-405-3468 College Park, MD—On behalf of the University of Maryland College of Education, Dean Jennifer K. Rice released a letter to the Maryland Congressional delegation, outlining serious concerns over how H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, would harm graduate students and higher education institutions. The text of the letter is below: November...
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In a ranking of North American human development and family science doctoral programs, the University of Maryland College of Education’s human development program ranked #4. Conducted by an Ohio State University researcher, the report ranked 48 doctoral programs that focus on human development and family relationships. As human development and family science (HDFS) programs are not ranked in U.S...
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Kristina Cassiday, a doctoral student in the UMD College of Education’s Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, has been chosen for a two-year Strategic Data Fellowship through the Center for Education Policy at Harvard University. The fellowship is a professional development program with the goal of developing data strategists in school systems, state education departments...
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College Park, MD—The University of Maryland College of Education announced today the launch of its new Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement. Designed to foster collaborations between the university, school systems and educational organizations that focus on improving pre-K-12 education, the Center will serve as an incubator for innovative initiatives that address critical issues in...
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Despite the widespread move to reading online, relatively little research has been done to compare the difference in learning when reading something digitally compared to in-print. UMD researchers Lauren Singer, a doctoral candidate, and Professor Patricia Alexander cast a wide net to review studies that compared learning via digital and print reading and winnowed the field down to 36 high-...
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As University of Maryland College of Education Assistant Professor Lucas P. Butler writes in a perspective article in Science magazine , recent research suggests that infants can learn the value of effort and persistence simply by watching an adult try hard to achieve something. “It appears that even one-year-old infants can learn the value of hard work simply by watching an adult engage in...
2017-18 New Faculty
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Nine new faculty members have joined the University of Maryland College of Education for the 2017-18 academic year. Some of the new faculty are familiar faces, having graduated from the College or having previously taught courses here, while others join us from as far away as California, Chicago, and the Boston area. They bring a diverse set of research interests to the College, drawing on past...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (August, 2017) – Alexander D’Esterre, a doctoral student in the University of Maryland College of Education, received the William C. Graham and William J. Graham Memorial Scholarship in Education. The COE scholarship is awarded based on academic performance, financial need, leadership and contributions to the field of education, and commitment to promoting a diverse,...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (August, 2017) – A new study finds that the way infants are parented, in combination with their physiological response to stress, influences the emergence of behavioral problems later in childhood. Led by University of Maryland College of Education researcher Nicholas J. Wagner, the study looked at how infants’ cortisol levels moderate the effects of parenting behaviors on the...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (July, 2017) – A new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine studied the impact of parenting on child development in young children. Natasha Cabrera, a professor in the UMD College of Education was a co-author of the report, “Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8.” As interest in early childhood interventions continues to rise...