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Niagara University alumna Allison Turck is pictured with her fourth grade 'Niagara University' class at Success Academy Crown Heights in Brooklyn (each classroom at the school is named after the teacher's alma mater). The students are shown are displaying the Valentine's Day cards they wrote to Turck's brother, who’s serving in Afghanistan.

2016 Niagara University Grad Earns Award for Teaching Excellence

March 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Allison Turck, a 2016 Niagara University graduate, recently won Success Academy Charter Schools’ Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes the teachers who inspired their scholars to perform at the highest academic level across all 41 Success Academy schools. Turck, originally of Queensbury, N.Y., earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education and... Read on →

Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy Center Presents Children’s Enrichment Book Club

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center is offering an Enrichment Book Club for local students in grades 3-8. The free program takes place at NU from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on March 16, 23 and 30, and April 6 and 27. It offers fun, engaging and motivating reading experiences that pair literature with... Read on →

Denise Gonez-Santos, executive director of the Erie 1 BOCES Regional Bilingual Education-Regional Network, speaks in front of an enthusiastic crowd during the Multilingual Matters conference Feb. 11 at Niagara University.

Multilingual Matters Conference Stresses Importance of TESOL Teachers

February 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 180 school district and school administrators, teachers, teaching assistants and instructional support staff spent the day at Niagara University on Feb. 11 for a Multilingual Matters conference. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, welcomed and praised the room of committed educators – some of whom came... Read on →

Mary "Betsy" Bissell is teaching a new course at Niagara University that introduces students to the Tuscarora language.

New Niagara University Courses Embrace Tuscarora Culture, Language

February 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri is on record stating that she would like to see an indigenous languages teaching certificate program offered for instructors in New York state. Until then, Niagara University has collaborated with the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District to develop a strategy to help ensure the... Read on →

Help Me Grow Western New York Awarded $1.8 Million Grant for Child Development Program

February 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will manage the grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to... Read on →

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Niagara University Among Nation’s Top 100 Private College Values

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third time since September, a national publication has praised the return on investment that Niagara University offers to students. In the fall, NU was one of 15 regional institutions included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” and ranked as the best value... Read on →

Drs. Vince Rinaldo, Thomas Sheeran and Maritza Branker authored academic papers that will be presented during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting.

Niagara University Professors to Present Three Papers at International Conference

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Entering its second century in existence, the American Educational Research Association is one of the world’s foremost academic research societies. Its annual meeting draws more than 15,000 international scholars to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Having one paper accepted for presentation at... Read on →

Lynnette Haley O’Stewart

Niagara QIP Director to Represent WNY on Statewide Early Childhood Board

November 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The director of a Niagara University initiative that enhances the kindergarten readiness skills of young children in Niagara County has been appointed to the board of directors of the New York Zero-to-Three Network. Lynnette Haley O’Stewart, director of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project, officially joined the... Read on →

Niagara University’s Education Programs Praised by Corporation for National & Community Service

October 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college. The Honor Roll recognizes performance in... Read on →

Niagara University education majors carried out children's literacy activities during the New York Power Authority's 2016 Halloween Spooktacular.

College of Education Offers Literacy Activities During Power Authority ‘Halloween Spooktacular’

October 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center provided free literacy activities to more than 260 children ages 4-12 during the New York Power Authority’s Halloween Spooktacular, which was held Oct. 22 at the Niagara Power Vista. Members of Niagara University’s Future Teachers Association (NUFTA) planned the activities and shared their teaching skills... Read on →

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