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News Briefs: March 15, 2015

News Briefs: March 15, 2015

March 15, 2015


March 24-27

FPG senior scientist emerita Mary Ruth Coleman particpates on a panel on K-12 education and access during day 3 of Dissecting Inequality: Disparity and Difference in the 21st Century at Duke University. Free and open to the public.


March 25

Rud Turnbull and Ann Turnbull–professors, researchers, and advocates in the field of disabilities–will deliver the UNC School of Education’s William C. Friday Distinguished Lecture. Their talk is entitled Families’ Contributions to Special Education: From Civil Rights to Ethical Communities. Ann Turnbull, with daughter Kate, also will deliver the keynote address at FPG's National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in May.


April 13

Senior scientist Allison Metz, co-director of FPG’s National Implementation Research Network, delivers Co-Creating a Sustainable Infrastructure for Change: The Role of Key Stakeholders in Mainstreaming the Use of Evidence in Practice, the keynote address at the annual conference for the Colorado Child and Adolescent Mental Health Coalition.


April 14

Dwayne Ballen, author of Journey with Julian and the keynote speaker last year at FPG's Inclusion Institute, will moderate An Open Dialogue on Autism at UNC's Carolina Club at 4:00 PM. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested: 919-962-1101.


April 15-20

FPG’s Robert Carr, graduate research assistant, who recently received a $500 travel award from the American Educational Research Association’s Early Education & Child Development Special Interest Group, presents two academic papers at AERA’s conference in Chicago. 


May 21

Senior scientist Virginia Buysse, co-director of FPG’s National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center, shares her expertise as a member of North Carolina’s Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development Stakeholders Task Force, which meets in full after a series of March focus groups.