The Peabody Pulse

April 5, 2021

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This Week

Wednesday: Workshop on anti-racist education, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Soft launch of ‘Ed Tech Connect NC,’ 6 p.m., details


Alumna Ronda Taylor Bullock to lead workshop on antiracist education on Wednesday

Alumna Ronda Taylor Bullock (’05 M.A.T., ’18 Ph.D.) will conduct on Wednesday the second in a two-part antiracist education workshop open to all School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Bullock, who earned her doctorate in the Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement strand of the Ph.D. program, is the co-founder and executive director of we are, a Durham-based nonprofit that provides anti-racism training for children, families, and educators. The two-hour session begins at 4 p.m. For a link to sign up for the session, see the emails from Dana Griffin/Patti Spillane, or email Patti at


‘Ed Tech Connect NC’ offers help to teachers incorporating technology teaching standards

Students in the Master of Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (MEITE) have created a new online resource website to help teachers incorporate new teaching standards involving technology. The website — “Ed Tech Connect NC” — launches this week, with an event marking the occasion on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The site contains explanations of the teaching standards, and curriculum materials at various grade levels in support of those standards. Register for the soft launch event here.


In the media: Marisa Marraccini urges being watchful for suicide warning signs during pandemic

We still have much to learn about suicide risks among adolescents as a result of the pandemic, but school communities should be vigilant in monitoring for warning signs, faculty member Marisa Marraccini writes in a column published by EducationWeek. In the column, Marraccini says it’s not clear yet that the pandemic has caused an increase in suicide deaths among youth. But it’s important to watch for warning signs and take steps to identify and help students who are struggling. The full column is here.


In latest newsletter, Buck Goldstein calls for new investments in higher education

In his most recent “Our Higher Calling” newsletter, faculty member Buck Goldstein cites research that indicates people with college degrees live longer than people without them — additional evidence of the benefits of going to college. The research Goldstein summarizes says Americans without college degrees have higher rates of “deaths of despair” — due to drugs, suicide, alcohol liver disease. Americans without college degrees struggle to have financially and socially viable lives, Goldstein says the research shows, pointing to the need for stronger efforts to help more people go to college. The newsletter is here.


Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, postdocs/graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Inga Bostad, Nicholas C. Burbules, Judith Harford, Ethan Hutt, Malin Ideland, Helen Proctor, Norbert Ricken, Maarten Simons. Debatte — Discussion: Coronation or Educona? Pardon me?!? Bildungsgeschichte – International Journal for the Historiography of Education.

Lynda Stone (2021) Youth power—youth movements: Myth, activism, and democracy. Ethics and Education. DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2021.1896641


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