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UNCW Chancellor’s DCVPA Advisory Board will hold Inaugural Meeting July 11, 2018
The first meeting of the D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy Chancellor’s Advisory Board will convene on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at DCVPA, 813 Nixon Street in Wilmington. Legislation details the required formation, membership and function of the advisory board.  These meetings are open to the public. Questions regarding these meetings may be directed to Jessica Swencki, Lab School implementation coordinator, at 910.962.2875 or

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The 2018 May Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online. Read more >


STEM SENC Selected to Join Global STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice
UNCW’s Watson College of Education is pleased to announce that STEM SENC has been selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECOP, an initiative to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEM SENC will now connect with 67 other Ecosystems. Read more >


Watson College Hosts Statewide Conference on Innovation in Education
On April 30, the Watson College welcomed more than 150 education leaders, policy makers and members of the business community to UNCW for a conference designed to promote innovation in schools. Presenters and panelists included NC State Superintendent Mark Johnson, Senator Michael Lee, Best NC President Brenda Berg and School Superintendents Steven Hill, Austin Obasohan and Janet Mason. Keith Poston, President of the Public School Forum of NC, was Presider at the conference. WCE Professor Robert Smith coordinated the event. Read more >

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WCE Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PDS School-University Partnerships
UNCW recognized early that effective teacher preparation requires partnerships among colleges of education, public schools and the public. Created in 1993, WCE’s national-award winning Professional Development System partnerships have grown to include collaborations with 12 school districts, 143 schools and 2,200 partnership teachers. WCE celebrated the 25thanniversary of PDS at a re-signing ceremony and reception with district and school partners and other invited guests at the Watson College on April 26. View more information here >


Watson College Announces 2018 Razor Walker Award Recipients
Each year, the Watson College presents the Razor Walker Awards to individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people. This year’s honorees are Cathy Barlow, career educator; Ralph Hise, senator of the 47th District of NC; Wayne Lofton, president and CEO of the Community Boys and Girls Club; and the late James McAdams, longtime principal and educational leader in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Read more >

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UNCW on Track to Open Wilmington’s First Year-Round K-8 Public School in July
UNCW, working alongside New Hanover County Schools, has finalized an agreement to open Wilmington’s first K-8 year-round public school at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy this summer. Approved by the New Hanover County Board of Education on March 6, the agreement paves the way for UNCW to enroll students and hire teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Read more >

UNCW Writing Conference for K-12 Educators - July 27-29
UNCW invites you to attend our 4th Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education. We are pleased to present some of the top speakers in the field of writing in 4 strands. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from outstanding experts! For more information, contact Debbie Powell at
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Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am & 2:40pm 2nd Floor Lounge Area. Learn more >

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