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  • ‘All Hail Clamp:’ Clemson alum discusses recognition as national principal of the year

    November 26, 2018

    Dr. Lucas “Luke” Clamp, principal of River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, was recently named the 2019 National Principal of the Year. Clamp earned the position as founding principal of River Bluff in 2011—when he was in his early 30s—and under his leadership the school has taken a decidedly unorthodox approach to education. […]

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    Fulbright scholar from Clemson encouraging global citizenship among students after experience in Poland

    November 19, 2018

    Beatrice Bailey, professor of social studies education in Clemson’s College of Education, recently participated in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program exploring contemporary U.S.-Poland relations. The program is designed so that participants return to their institutions to develop projects that allow them to share their broadened knowledge and experiences with students and colleagues in the U.S. […]

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    A conversation with Harrison Goodwin, Clemson alum and SC superintendent of the year

    November 12, 2018

    James Harrison Goodwin, superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools, was recently named the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Goodwin, a two-time alum of Clemson University, has held this position for the past seven years. Goodwin recently shared information with us on what makes a superintendent tick, […]

  • Jennifer Hein to participate in elite education policy fellowship program

    October 22, 2018

    Jennifer Hein, executive director of strategic planning, assessment and accreditation for Clemson’s College of Education, has been selected as a member of the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program’s 2018-2019 cohort. The mission of this highly selective program is to develop a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders for effective public policy. Hein said […]

  • Clemson creates Center for Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators

    October 16, 2018

    Clemson’s College of Education has been awarded funds to create the Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators, which will research, design and implement the best strategies for minority teacher recruitment and retention. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recently approved plans for the center, which will initially focus its efforts in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Orangeburg and Charleston.

  • Clemson to begin series of professional development seminars for new teachers

    September 24, 2018

    Clemson’s College of Education will begin a series of professional development seminars for new teachers on October 13 at Pickens County Career and Technology Center. The series, Perfecting Your Roar, will consist of four sessions over the 2018-2019 school year and be geared toward first-year and early-career teachers. The sessions’ primary goals are to address […]

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    One man’s journey to find voices from the past puts the present into perspective for students

    August 6, 2018

    Even though Roy Jones says he’s “averse” to snakes, his tone implies a stronger dislike than he lets on. However, Jones is willing to face the possibility of poisonous reptiles and other beasts of the field if the reward is worth the effort, and on this overgrown, country road, Jones is close to standing on […]

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    Area educators, students learn how they will benefit from Clemson’s new teacher residency program

    August 6, 2018

    Students aren’t the only ones benefitting from Clemson’s teacher residency program. The college designed the program so that master teachers come away from the experience with long-lasting benefits in addition to the immediate helping hand that comes from a second teacher in the classroom. Over the summer, master teachers and residents convened in the upstate […]

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    Clemson University ‘MISTERs’ dedicate summer to helping underserved children

    August 1, 2018

    A group of Clemson University students in the nationally renowned Call Me MISTER program spent their summer vacations this year helping elementary school students improve their reading abilities and enjoy a camp experience they might not have had otherwise.

  • Clemson faculty member appears as featured speaker at juvenile justice workshop

    June 14, 2018

    Dave Barrett, alumni distinguished professor in Clemson’s department of education and human development, was a featured speaker at the 2018 Workshop for Contributors to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The workshop was held in Greenville, South Carolina on May 31 and June 1, 2018. The workshop focused on risk assessment for juveniles, information system […]

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    Extending STEAM: Clemson student researchers developing STEAM workshop model

    April 9, 2018

    Clemson University Ph.D. student Abby Baker has developed workshops to deliver concepts related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) to elementary school students. The workshops are part of a Clemson Creative Inquiry project that sees Clemson students translate college-level STEAM projects for a fifth-grade audience. The lessons are a valuable extension in the education of Clemson students and the fifth graders they teach, but Baker is thinking even bigger. She is testing a model that she hopes will be copied across a state with a growing need for students interested in science and math.

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    Clemson education professors listen, learn on field trip to S.C.’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

    March 26, 2018

    Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.

  • Clemson College of Education celebrates first class of teacher residents

    March 2, 2018

    Clemson University’s College of Education recently celebrated its first class of teacher residents at Memorial Stadium. Clemson University President James P. Clements, college benefactor Darla Moore and our Founding Dean George Petersen spoke about the importance and potential impact of the program in front of a crowd of participating districts, master teachers, and state and […]

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    College of Education student leads club sports book drive to school in need

    February 27, 2018

    Taylor Lawson is so competitive that competing in Clemson’s Club Swimming team isn’t enough to satisfy her. She learned there are different tiers ranging from white to orange for club teams, so she wants orange, and she wants to be the orange-tier team with the most points. So now she’s competing across sports. But mainly, […]

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    Clemson alumna’s footwear business inspired by son’s battle with sensory disorder

    January 30, 2018

    Kari McCormick has never had a shortage of passions, nor a shortage of opportunities to combine them. She loves crafts and fashion. She wrote a high school research paper on the history of shoes. In her opinion, the right pair of shoes can “change your life.” But even more than a cute pair of wedges, […]