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Radio interview highlights “Teachers and Parents as Partners”

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Susan Sheridan

A collaborative intervention continues to connect children, parents and teachers across the state of Nebraska.

Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP), formerly referred to as Conjoint Behavioral Consulation, is team-oriented approach to improving student behavior at home and school. Sue Sheridan, CYFS director, discussed the program in a recent radio spot with the Nebraska Ag Almanac.

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Faculty affiliates recognized as national education leaders

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Dawn Davis (left) and Leslie Hawley, CYFS faculty affiliates, are two of 25 Phi Delta Kappa International emerging leaders.

Dawn Davis and Leslie Hawley, faculty affiliates with the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, were recently named “emerging leaders in education” by Phi Delta Kappa International, a global association of education professionals.

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CYFS celebrates 10th anniversary with NCER Commissioner

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The Nov. 19 CYFS 10th anniversary breakfast drew leaders in education research, including, from left, Thomas Brock, commissioner of the National Center for Education Research; Sue Sheridan, CYFS director; and Lisa Knoche, research associate professor. Brock acknowledged the center for its exemplary collaboration and research during his presentation titled “Education Funding, Research and Opportunity.” View video and photo gallery

It began with a dream. One decade later, the collective vision of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools continues to improve lives and inform policy.

CYFS hosted a 10th anniversary breakfast Nov. 19 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and recognized partners in its mission to enhance the lives of children and families. The celebration opened with remarks from Ronnie Green, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences; and Prem Paul, vice president for research and economic development.

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MAP Academy hosts Kline methodology workshop

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Methodologist Rex Kline presents “New Developments in Structural Equation Modeling” at the Nov. 10 workshop. The presentation was the first in the Nebraska Methodology Workshop series, hosted by the MAP Academy.

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics continues its mission to promote inter-disciplinary research with the Nebraska Methodology Workshop series. Students, faculty and community members gathered Nov. 10 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus for the first workshop by methodologist Rex Kline.

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Rudasill hosts OTC and highlights UNL’s temperament research in classrooms

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UNL Chancellor Professor Victoria Molfese listens to a presentation during the OTC’s poster session. The conference provided formal and informal opportunities to engage in temperament discussion.

The pioneers of modern temperament research, psychiatrists Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess, identified nine traits present at birth that influenced children’s development. Half a century later, temperament research continues to play a key role in unlocking children’s behavioral diversity.

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