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UGA consortium receives grant to create online journal dedicated to law and education

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

WRITER: Julie Camp, 706/542-5172, lawcomm@uga.edu CONTACT: Anne Proffitt Dupre, 706/542-5294, adupre@uga.edu

UGA consortium receives grant to create online journal dedicated to law and education

ATHENS, Ga. – The Education Law Consortium (ELC) at the University of Georgia has been awarded a $23,500 grant to create the nation’s first online interdisciplinary student journal for education law and policy. The ELC provides ready access to non-partisan information, research and analysis to assist those setting education policy at the local, state and federal levels.

The journal, titled the Education Law and Policy Forum, will be a searchable and comprehensive online database of research on law and policy issues in education aimed at scholars, attorneys, students, administrators and faculty at all levels – including K-12 and higher education.

This new resource will stretch the boundaries of the uses of new media and information technology in research and instruction, according to ELC Co-director Anne Proffitt Dupre, who holds a J. Alton Hosch Professorship at the UGA School of Law. “The Education Law and Policy Forum will enable those interested in education to have immediate access to the latest research findings in the field without the delay that is experienced with traditional journals,” she said.

Graduate and professional students from across the nation are invited to submit works for the journal, which will be officially launched in the fall of 2005. The authors of selected papers will also present their work at a conference to be held in Athens in September 2005.

ELC members coordinating the project are Dupre; co-director John P. Dayton, a professor at the UGA College of Education, and J. Douglas Toma, a fellow of the ELC and an associate professor at the university’s Institute of Higher Education.

UGA’s Committee for Applied Instructional Technologies is funding the Learning Technologies Grant for the Education Law and Policy Forum. This committee awards money for projects that incorporate the innovative use of media and information technology.

For more information, please visit the Education Law Consortium’s Web site at http://www.educationlawconsortium.org.

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