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Gretchen Butera, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named the Edward A. and Mary Lou Otting Chair in Special Education.

Carmen Medina, associate professor in the Literacy, Culture and Language Department, has received funding for a project to enhance and develop teacher skill and knowledge in the area of critical literacy with young critical readers and writers.

Tom Raffin is a high school English teacher at Haines City Senior High School in Haines City, Florida.

Three graduate students in the Literacy, Culture and Language Education Department are the recipients of doctoral dissertation grants from The International Research Foundation for English-Language Education.

Anne Leftwich, associate professor with Instructional Systems Technology, has received a $101,000 grant from Google for her project on problem-based learning curriculum for computer science. Leftwich will work with local sixth-grade teachers and their students, will be developing an app to tackle bullying in school.

Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, assistant professor in Counseling and Education Psychology, is the principal investigator for the study in collaboration with Drs. Jennifer Bekki, Bianca Bernstein, and Ashley Randall at Arizona State University.

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