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Faculty Awarded Grant in Support of Writing Instruction Project

October 23, 2023

Professor Linda Mason’s research on the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) Instructional Model is the basis of a federally funded grant initiative. Read more...

Grant Awarded to Mason Special Education Program Faculty

October 20, 2023

Associate Professor Kristen O’Brien receives a federal grant in support of research on how working conditions in public schools affect K-12 special education teachers. Read more...

What Makes a Great Principal?

October 5, 2023

Dr. Farnoosh Shahrokhi was quoted in an article in Northern Virginia Magazine about the impact of principals on the overall success of schools. Read more...

Faculty in School of Education selected for prestigious NSF award

September 26, 2023

Samantha Viano receives a National Science Foundation CAREER grant in support of her research on learning outcomes related to online credit recovery. Read more...

School of Education faculty develop a technology-based tool to help students with writing

September 21, 2023

Dr. Anya Evmenova and Dr. Kelley Regan were awarded a federal grant to create a Chrome-based application supporting students with and without disabilities to write. Read more...

Mason’s School Psychology program launches CEWS

August 16, 2023

Coordinated Educational and Wellness Services (CEWS) - a multidisciplinary center specializing in psychoeducational assessments of school-aged children is launched in CEHD. Read more...

Mason partnership seeks to enhance community college early childhood special education programs

August 15, 2023

Drs. Heather L. Walter and Christan G. Coogle represent CEHD in US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs grant funded collaboration. Read more...

Mason faculty promote personalized learning

August 2, 2023

Dr. Dabbagh co-authors a book on using personalized learning in higher education and workforce development and training. Read more...

Mason faculty co-authors book on math coaching

July 28, 2023

Dr. Courtney Baker from Mason’s School of Education co-authors book that helps mathematics leaders facilitate higher quality instruction. Read more...

Dr. Margaret Jones receives prestigious NSCA Award

July 21, 2023

Dr. Margaret Jones is honored with the 2023 William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award. Read more...

Student Ambassadors help military-connected families feel welcomed in Fairfax

July 17, 2023

CEHD partners with MVFI and FCPS to support the student ambassadors program Read more...

CEHD Hosts Summer Partner Summit

July 13, 2023

Mason School of Education partnership seeks to create real impact for current area school challenges. Read more...

New research examining the effects of sharing school-level academic performance data on parents’ school choices and their implications for segregation

June 20, 2023

Findings indicate that providing parents with achievement growth data encourages them to consider schools with greater economic and racial diversity, but only up to a point. Read more...

Dr. Joy Banks shares expert insights on whether parents need to disclose if their child is neurodivergent

June 20, 2023

Dr. Joy Banks is quoted in a Washington Post article titled, "Your child is neurodivergent. Should you tell everyone?" Read more...

10 graduate programs in the top 30 nationally highlights strong showing by Mason in U.S. News rankings

April 25, 2023

CEHD's Special Education graduate program is ranked among the top 30 in latest U.S. News and World Report ranking. Read more...

Off the Clock: Caroline Masakayan makes a difference in her community

April 17, 2023

Outside of work, CEHD Student Enrichment Coordinator, Caroline Masakayan, serves as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children. Read more...

Mason Associate Professor Dr. Sue Slocum is editor of a newly published book on discrimination in tourism practices

April 12, 2023

The book features analysis on institutional bias in tourism written by authors from six different countries. Read more...

Mason Affiliate Faculty Onur Ergünay thanks the Fairfax Search and Rescue Team for efforts in Turkey

April 4, 2023

Representatives from Mason express gratitude for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Turkey earthquake. Read more...

Mason Professor Dr. Erin Peters-Burton is editor of a book on the integration of STEM and entrepreneurship

March 14, 2023

The book examines the nexus between entrepreneurship and STEM education. Read more...

Dr. Joel Martin, Associate Professor in Mason’s School of Kinesiology, leads study on how dehydration negatively impacts Navy pilots during flight

March 6, 2023

Testing at Mason’s SMART Lab focuses on prototype sensor that measures dehydration in human subjects. Read more...

Mason Special Education professor Dr. Kelley S. Regan co-authors popular book on inclusive teaching strategies

March 2, 2023

Book co-authored by Mason faculty is widely used in teacher preparation programs. Read more...

Summer Institute for Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Research and Youth Research Council awarded $50K ARIE grant

February 20, 2023

Dr. Meagan Call-Cummings helped launch the institute and is the PI for the ARIE grant. Read more...

Dr. David K. Wiggins, Mason Professor Emeritus of Sport, recounts achievements of African American Olympians in new book

February 13, 2023

Book provides insight on how racial bias often had an impact on the summer Olympic games. Read more...

Mason group partners with nonprofit to help displaced students in Ukraine

January 25, 2023

PROPEL Lab members provide teachers in Ukraine with professional development focused on students with special needs. Read more...

Enacted FY 2023 spending bill includes funding for Mason’s Tutors to Teachers initiative

January 6, 2023

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine secure designated funding for Mason program. Read more...

Mason team improves English language teaching in Uzbekistan

December 15, 2022

English language teachers in Uzbekistan benefit from professional development provided by Mason academic team. Read more...

Academic team from Mason to work with Tajikistan school leaders

December 15, 2022

Mason’s Global Online Teacher Education Center receives grant to provide professional development for English language teachers in Tajikistan. Read more...

Mason faculty named finalists for ELTons Innovation Award

December 15, 2022

British Council award nomination honors Mason faculty for their book on engaging learners in the online and blended classroom. Read more...

Hive Minds

December 15, 2022

Multidisciplinary collaboration creates virtual reality STEM experience for elementary students. Read more...

Mason faculty featured on PBS broadcast

November 29, 2022

Drs. Steen and Vesely discuss the importance of early intervention in the development of young children. Read more...

Marketable Craft

November 28, 2022

Students learn wine and craft beverage management in new School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management class. Read more...

Keeping Fairfax Warm

November 22, 2022

Mason Early Childhood Education students in Dr. Fisher-Maltese's class find a way to help the community’s homeless while learning effective ways to teach math.


Music and dance improve well-being of older adults

November 16, 2022

Dr. Ambegaonkar co-authors Mason study on health benefits of community-engaged arts programs for individuals over age 65. Read more...

Dr. Samantha Viano to study effects of school security measures on marginalized students

October 25, 2022

Dr. Samantha Viano receives grant to study how school security measures may adversely affect marginalized students. Read more...

New research finds federal pandemic aid to U.S. public schools was insufficient to address student learning loss

October 12, 2022

Findings indicate cost to remediate learning loss from COVID-19 will exceed the amount of aid provided to schools by $500 billion. Read more...

Mason faculty examines federal civil rights complaint

October 7, 2022

SRTM associate professor emeritus James Kozlowski analyzes case concerning allegations of segregation at summer youth camp. Read more...

Focus on pandemic learning loss is wrong approach

September 26, 2022

Dr. Courtney Baker emphasizes the need to recognize student strengths and accomplishments when determining impacts of the pandemic on education. Read more...

Helmet mandates in HS girls’ lacrosse may be effective

September 26, 2022

Dr. Shane Caswell co-authored a study which found protective headgear lowered frequency of concussions in HS girls’ lacrosse. Read more...

Prescribe to Thrive: EIM at Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

August 26, 2022

CEHD research grant allows local community to understand that Exercise is Medicine. Read more...

Margaret Jones honored for her editorial efforts

July 27, 2022

Sport management professor awarded an Editorial Excellence Award from The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Read more...

Addressing the socioemotional needs of K-12 students

July 26, 2022

Two years into the pandemic, K-12 students need socioemotional support, say CEHD faculty Drs. Courtney Baker and Kristien Zenkov Read more...

CEHD Welcomes Dean Guerra-López

July 21, 2022

Get to know Dean Ingrid Guerra-López in a recent Q&A! Read more...

The David K. Wiggins Endowment for Scholarships

May 2, 2022

This scholarship will support students in SRTM’s undergraduate degree programs and master’s in Sport and Recreation Studies Read more...

Dr. Ingrid Guerra-López appointed CEHD Dean!

April 15, 2022

Dr. Guerra-López comes to Mason from Wayne State University where she serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Education. Read more...

1st Annual Donna Sterling VA Science Educators Summit

April 4, 2022

Dr. Peters-Burton assembled VA science education faculty to address science instruction in the state. Read more...

Effect of Poor Sleep on Firefighter Health

March 10, 2022

School of Kinesiology professor Joel Martin is the lead author on a study indicating firefighters with poor sleep habits have worse overall health. Read more...

George Mason Computer Science Teacher Externship Program

February 3, 2022

This is the second year of a unique teaching externship for current and potential computer science teachers in D.C. and Virginia. Read more...

Improving Perceptions

October 26, 2021

Computer science externship with Amazon offers glimpse of career opportunities for students of teachers at area schools. Read more...

Re-examining Standards

October 6, 2021

CEHD Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director Shekila Melchior believes colleges should decrease focus on standardized tests in order to increase diversity. Read more...