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Dr. Washington participates in White House Initiative

Dr. Julie Washington (third from right-to-left) participated in the 2017 Student Disability Summit in Washington, D.C. In celebration of the anniversary for the American with Disabilities Act, this summit engaged discussion around the support of academic success  and professional development of African American  youth with disabilities.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans is an… more »

In Hwang receives L & L Undergraduate Annual Research Fellowship

In Hwang was recently awarded a Language and Literacy Undergraduate Research Fellowship (http://researchlanglit.gsu.edu/) for 2017-2018.  She will examine the receptive vocabulary profiles of preschool and elementary school children who speak African American English and investigate how these receptive vocabulary profiles are influenced by dialect density.  In is a senior who is pursuing her… more »

Margaret Quinn wins the Hayden-Waltz Doctoral Dissertation Award

 

Margaret F. Quinn, a graduate research assistant in the Urban Child Study Center,  is the winner of the 2017 Hayden-Waltz Doctoral Dissertation Award established by College of Education & Human Development alumni, Drs. Mel Hayden (Ph.D. ’89, Ed.S. ’82) and Lucy Waltz Hayden (Ph.D. ’86, M.Ed. ’77), to honor their parents.… more »

Edwards selected to receive the Provost Dissertation Fellowship

Erica Edwards is the recent recipient of the Provost Dissertation Fellowship.  Through this distinction, Edwards will be able to continue fulfilling the educational requirements of obtaining her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies. Since 2013, Erica has been a Project Coordinator with the Urban Child Study Center at Georgia State University. We extend kudos to… more »

UCSC gets in the spirit of giving

Located less than 50 feet away from the Urban Child Study Center in One Park Place, Project Healthy Grandparents conducts their Annual Holiday Adoption Program which affords individuals the opportunity to “adopt” a family during the holiday season. These families are led by grandparents who are raising their  grandchildren in their parents’ absence.… more »