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    The Power of Education

    While uncertainty exists in our world, we at the UNC School of Education remain certain of the power of education. We believe education holds the power to break down barriers, lift up individuals and empower communities to rise and thrive.

    Investing in education has never been more important.

    Your investment in the UNC School of Education, no matter the size, means that we continue to prepare the highest quality teachers and education leaders; that we create innovative programming that meets the educational demands of North Carolina and beyond; that our scholars can pursue research that seeks to better understand education and then share that expertise; and that we continue work to eliminate educational inequities.

    To learn more about how we address challenges through education, view this page of resources.

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    $30,000 for 100 Gifts

    Matt ’97 and Paige Guest ’97 will give $30,000 when the School of Education reaches 100 gifts to the Dean’s Priorities Fund or the School of Education’s Greatest Need Fund.

    This spring, the School of Education has seen the power of gifts that provide our Dean with the flexibility to respond to opportunities and that enable the School to address pressing needs. During this pandemic, support for the Dean’s Priorities Fund and the School of Education’s Greatest Need Fund enabled the School to:

    • Share resources for families schooling their children at home
    • Create an online toolkit — which was translated for people around the world — for families caring with children with autism
    • Create and distribute learning modules for high school science teachers to engage students in discussions around the pandemic
    • Host an online panel of faculty members and North Carolina school professionals to discuss the impact of coronavirus on student safety and well-being
    • Help our students who were adversely affected by the pandemic

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    $25,000 for 25 Gifts

    Rif Riddick ’70 has pledged $25,000 to support students when the School of Education reaches 25 gifts to student support or scholarship funds.

    Riddick believes in supporting our students. Earlier this year, Riddick honored his parents R. Marion Riddick III and Joyce Stokes Riddick — both had careers in education — and created an enduring commitment to prepare future generations of highly effective educators through the School’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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    Our @UNC_MEITE program allows students to turn their passions into real-world impact. @Daniel_Dinkins2 '19 found that through educational technology and innovation he could help underserved students see college as a possibility. How can a MEITE degree help you #propeltheworld?

    Congratulations to Beth Swiatek for being named the Galassi-Brown Social Justice and Advocacy Award recipient! Swiatek is a member of the M.Ed. in School Counseling program and has been a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ communities within schools across North Carolina.

    Happy #WorldSocialMediaDay! 📱 Make sure to follow @UNCSchoolofEd on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to stay in the know on everything going on around Peabody Hall.

    To celebrate #WorldSocialMediaDay we are taking a look at @UNC_MEITE student, Jacob Stiglitz. While at Carolina he created the Parade app, which pairs educators in one-on-one relationships with mentors to improve online learning and curriculum development. #PropelTheWorld

    Congratulations to our Assistant Dean for Development, @Leslie_Deslis, who was recently awarded @unc_hr's Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award for her commitment to her team's continuous improvement!

    We are proud of our alumni who are changing the world every day! Most recently, Ronda Taylor Bullock’s organization, @weare_org, was named by Attorney General @JoshStein_ as an organization leading anti-racism work. @lim8ted_edition

    Read Stein's letter at

    For this week’s #InternshipFriday, we are featuring the Research Triangle Institute, or RTI! Located in NC's Research Triangle Park. MEITE student Jake Harrison interned with RTI this past school year, and will begin working there full time! #MEITE #MEITEinternships #UNC #RTI

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    About Us

    At the UNC School of Education, we know that money markets do not make wealth. Rockets do not get to space. Computers do not make trillions of calculations in mere seconds. Instruments do not make music. Presses do not produce books.

    Our world is not propelled by all these. It is propelled by people. People who imagine and persevere and create.

    Here, we build people’s minds, spirits and resolve to make the world a better place through education.

    At the UNC School of Education, we Propel the World.

    Video recorded Spring 2019.

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