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Beyond Black History Month: CEHS scholars advocate for more diverse approach to social studies education

February is Black History Month, and in social studies classrooms throughout the United States, it may be the only time of the year when students are exposed to diverse histories. CEHS experts in social studies education, Tiffany Mitchell Patterson and Natasha Murray-Everett, hope to change that.

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LSHD Brown Bag set for Wednesday, Jan. 29

This Wednesday, the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development will host their first Brown Bag Luncheon of the semester from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in 700A Allen Hall. The topic of this luncheon is Graduate Student Research Presentations. A panel of graduate students will share their research journeys, such as the ups and downs, what led them to this point, and what they wish they had known. All graduate students across all programs are welcome to attend. Questions should be directed to Cathy Garner at clgarner@mix.wvu.edu or Megan Mikesell at mesamples@mix.wvu.edu.

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Dagen serves as co-editor of new literacy education textbook

Allison Swan Dagen, professor and Literacy Education Graduate Program coordinator is a co-editor of a new book released this week. "Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement, 2nd edition," brings together key researchers in the literacy education field and serves as a guide for advocating and supporting literacy leadership in PreK-12 schools. Additionally, the content of this volume is foregrounded the International Literacy Association's Standards for Literacy Professionals 2017. Best Practices of Literacy Leaders is a joint publication of Guilford Press and the International Literacy Association.

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