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Kid-Sized ‘Traffic Parks’ Are D.C.’s New Playgrounds With A Purpose

April 11, 2019

Education and transportation officials say traffic gardens are one creative way to teach the next generation of pedestrians and cyclists. Read more...
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In the College of Education and Human Development, it's reading, writing and ... digital learning

April 5, 2019

Mark Ginsberg, dean of Mason's College of Education and Human Development, says Amazon's entry into Northern Virginia "challenges us to be the very best we can be." Read more...
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Mason has Strong Showing in U.S. News Graduate Program Rankings

March 13, 2019

George Mason University has 12 graduate programs ranked amongst the top 50 in new rankings released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12. The special education program in the College of Education and Human Development was ranked No. 16. Read more...
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Ricardo Sanchez, Counseling and Development

November 26, 2018

For Mason PhD student Ricardo Sanchez, international aid is part of the job. Since he joined Counselors Without Borders in 2013, Sanchez has been selected to travel to his native Peru, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico as a graduate counselor to assist with post-disaster emergency situations. Read more...
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Local High School Students Come Together for Courageous Conversations

December 5, 2018

In mid-November, nearly 50 students took part in Courageous Conversations, a daylong arts workshop meant to help high school students discuss how they can bridge divides in their community. Topics included how to foster inclusiveness and keep communities safe. Read more...
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Research that helps Teachers get with the (Computer) Program

October 26, 2018

Don’t worry Virginia teachers, Amy Hutchison feels your pain and is here to help. The associate professor at George Mason University and director of Mason’s Division of Elementary, Literacy and Secondary Education understands that teaching the new mandatory Standards of Learning for computer science in Virginia’s public schools can seem daunting to those who do not have a computer science background. Read more...
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Award Spotlights Mason Research, Outreach

October 12, 2018

Given a chance to use role-playing to solve real-world problems, middle schoolers who might be overlooked for advanced academic programs can perform just as well as their high-achieving peers, research by George Mason University assistant professor Anne Horak has shown. For the third consecutive year, the curriculum written for that research has won an award. Read more...
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Fostering Student Computational Thinking with Self-Regulated Learning

October 2, 2018

Fostering Student Computational Thinking with Self-Regulated Learning is a new $3.5M (over 5 years) NSF-funded STEM+C grant that will advance research and development of new transdisciplinary approaches to computational STEM teaching and learning. Read more...
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WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers - Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively

October 1, 2018

Anna Evmenova, Kelley Regan, and Amy Hutchison won a $2.5M award (over 5 years) for “WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers - Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively” funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education. Read more...
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U.S. News: Mason ranks highly for diversity, innovative learning

September 11, 2018

George Mason University was ranked as one of the nation’s top institutions for diversity, innovative learning and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings, released Monday. For a second consecutive year, Mason is the top-ranked institution in Virginia for campus diversity and tied for 25th nationally. Mason also tied for 28th nationally for educational innovation and was one of only 96 national institutions listed as an “A+ School for B Students,” a category that identifies universities that create an atmosphere in which spirit and hard work fosters student success. Read more...