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Recap of Leigh Wedenoja's Speaker Series Lecture

On Nov. 13, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Education Leigh Wedenoja delivered her Speaker Series lecture, "Second Time's the Charm? How Repeated Student-Teacher Matches Contribute to Cognitive and Non-cognitive Achievement,” to a full audience in the Dewey Conference Room of the Barus Building.

(Distributed December 11, 2018)

Education Professor Papay Receives Tenure

The Brown Education community extends its congratulations to Dr. John Papay, who has been promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of Education and Economics. Dr. Papay has been teaching at the Brown Department of Education since 2012 and currently serves as the director of undergraduate studies for the department. 

(Distributed December 3, 2018)

Education Studies Concentrator to Speak at Mid-Year Completion Ceremony

Brown University will ring in December with a bit of pomp and circumstance tomorrow, with more than 70 students earning their degrees in Brown's annual mid-year completion ceremony.  The Education Department was pleased to hear that Education Studies concentrator Attayah Douglas will be one of the two graduating seniors offering their reflections at the ceremony.

(Distributed November 30, 2018)

Prof. Spoehr Quoted in New York Times

Senior Lecturer in Education and History Luther Spoehr has been quoted in a New York Times article, "Are Civics Lessons a Constitutional Right?"

The article delves into a federal lawsuit Rhode Island public school students and parents are filing today against the state, arguing that failing to prepare children for citizenship violates their rights under the United States Constitution.

(Distributed November 29, 2018)

Recap: Lindsey Jones Lecture on Education & Incarceration Impact on Marginalized Black Girls

On October 18, Lindsey Elizabeth Jones, Brown University postdoctoral research associate in education, delivered her Speaker Series lecture,"Education and Incarceration in the Lives of Marginalized Black Girls: A Historical Perspective," to a packed audience in the Dewey Conference Room of the Barus Building. Education and incarceration had overlapped, Dr. Jones stated, in Jim Crow Virginia, where black women’s groups worked to create a reform school for delinquent black girls who would otherwise have gone to jail.

(Distributed November 14, 2018)

UEP Student Promotes Latinas in STEM

Brown Urban Education Policy master's candidate Victoria Chavez, who graduated from Brown in 2018 with a degree in Computer Science and Hispanic Studies before entering the UEP program, stars in a video for TECHNOLOchicas to help empower Latinas to create the future of technology. Victoria shares her background with viewers to explain what drew her to technology and the importance of having women in STEM fields.

(Distributed November 9, 2018)

Prof. Flores Publishes in Anthropology Journal

Assistant Professor of Education Andrea Flores has published an article, "The Descendant Bargain: Latina Youth Remaking Kinship and Generation through Educational Sibcare in Nashville, Tennessee," in American Anthropologist (120 [3], 474-486.) The journal is a leading cross-field anthropology journal and the flagship journal for the American Anthropological Association.

(Distributed November 8, 2018)
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