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UNI College of Education to host 'Hot Topics in Education' webinar

April 11, 2011

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa and its College of Education will offer a free webinar as part of their "Hot Topics in Education" professional development webinar series. "The Achievement Gap - Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28. The webinar will be presented by Dewitt Jones, associate professor of educational leadership and postsecondary education. 

Students in the U.S. are falling behind in student achievement compared to other countries. There are many issues that affect student achievement beyond socioeconomic and cultural competence. This presentation will discuss the roles schools, teachers, administrators, parents, government and researchers play in improving student achievement.

The Hot Topics webinar series allows educators to learn from UNI experts in the comfort of their classroom, office or home. To learn more about the "Hot Topics in Education" series or to register for this free webinar, visit