News Tag: Duke

Monday, March 28, 2016

Education Nation broadcast watch party at SOE

Tags: duke, elementary education, expertise, secondary education

On Thursday, April 14, NBC News Education Nation and WBAL-TV will present a special live forum, “Supporting Our Students: It Takes Everyone,” in Baltimore, Maryland. A live viewing will be held at SOE during the forum, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Prechter, emceed by Nell Duke, who serves as an expert for NBC News Parent Toolkit, which will stream the event.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Nell Duke contributes post to Edutopia blog

Tags: duke, expertise, literacy

Edutopia, a blog of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, features a post by Nell Duke, “Talking About Text Structure in the PBL Classroom.” Duke offers seven steps to teach informational text structures in a project-based learning format.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nell Duke interviewed for story on reading law in Colorado

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise

Chalkbeat Colorado, an education news website, talked to Nell Duke about implications of the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act, which requires schools in that state to identify struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade and create special plans using a list of state-approved approaches to help the students improve.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SOE faculty recognized in edu-scholar public influence rankings

Tags: ball, cohen, duke, dynarski, faculty, jacob

Rick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute and an Education Week blogger, named five SOE faculty members to his annual “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.” Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Susan Dynarski, Nell K. Duke, David K. Cohen, and Brian Jacob were among 200 university-based scholars recognized by Hess for shaping public discussions of education.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Nell Duke advises on Ready to Learn grant to PBS, CPB

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise

Nell Duke is one of the literacy experts who will advise the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on a multimillion-dollar Ready to Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year grant will fund an innovative science and literacy media initiative by PBS and CPB to support the learning needs of children in low-income communities.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nell K. Duke talks to NYT about using play in early education

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, instructional improvement

A story in The New York Times, “Out of the Books in Kindergarten, and Into the Sandbox,” discusses the role of play alongside academics in kindergarten. In the story, Nell K. Duke points out that play doesn’t prohibit children from learning sophisticated academic concepts.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Nell K. Duke quoted in EdWeek story

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

In a story on the EducationWeek website looking at Common Core State Standards for kindergartners’ reading, “Debate Persists Around Early-Reading Standards,” Nell K. Duke is quoted in several places.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Nell K. Duke co-PI on curriculum program featured on Science Nation website

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, teaching and learning

Science Nation is highlighting Connect4Learning, a curriculum that blends science, math, literacy, social and emotional development, and play in a pre-kindergarten setting. Connect4Learning is supported by a National Science Foundation grant, with Nell K. Duke serving as co-principal investigator.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nell K. Duke, Gina N. Cervetti quoted in EdWeek story

Tags: cervetti, duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

A story on vocabulary instruction posted on Education Week’s website quotes Nell K. Duke and Gina N. Cervetti. The story asserts that some experts believe by hearing words in one context again and again, students will attach deeper meaning to them and be able to use them in other contexts.

Friday, January 09, 2015

SOE faculty included in public influence rankings in Education Week

Tags: ball, bastedo, cohen, duke, dynarski, expertise, faculty, jacob, moje

Rick Hess, director of education policy for the American Enterprise Institute and a blogger for Education Week, included seven SOE faculty members in his “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussion of education.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Nell Duke honored by Literacy Research Association

Tags: duke, expertise, literacy

Nell Duke has been awarded the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award by the Literacy Research Association. The award is presented to an author whose work has had a positive impact on literacy practices and/or policies within district, school, and/or classroom settings.

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