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New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains

New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains

May 24, 2017

A report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State finds intense school segregation of black and Latino students in the south. New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains - Read More…

Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

May 23, 2017

The Penn State College of Education's Center for Education and Civil Rights will hold a free event focused on "Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment," scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, 1st Floor, in Washington, D.C. Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools - Read More…

School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools

May 22, 2017

Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography and co-director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State, is looking at how student assignment policies may be impacting the diversity of public schools. School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools - Read More…

Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru

Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru

May 03, 2017

For Joe Levitan and Kayla Johnson, their research quite literally has become their life’s work. What started as Levitan’s research has expanded to include Johnson’s area of expertise, and it has been life-changing for both of them, as well as for the indigenous people in rural communities in Peru with whom they are working. Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru - Read More…

Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education

Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education

Apr 27, 2017

Alumna Jane Harstad credits the College of Education for preparing her for her new position as Director of Indian Education for the State of Minnesota. Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education - Read More…

College of Education well-represented at national conference

College of Education well-represented at national conference

Apr 26, 2017

A large number of faculty and students are authors or co-authors of papers being presented in symposia, paper sessions or poster sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting April 27 through May 1 in San Antonio, Texas. College of Education well-represented at national conference - Read More…

Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship

Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship

Apr 24, 2017

Rachel Montgomery awarded $35,000 to assist emerging scholars studying a variety of higher education topics. Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship - Read More…

Research first of its kind to study attendance patterns of rural students

Mar 31, 2017

While increasing college enrollment and graduate rates is a national priority, targeting the college behaviors of rural students is particularly important, according to Soo-yong Byun, associate professor of educational theory and policy and Social Sciences Research Institute co-funded faculty. Research first of its kind to study attendance patterns of rural students - Read More…

College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend

College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend

Mar 30, 2017

Penn State doctoral alumni, including five from the College of Education, celebrated the 10th, 25th and 50th anniversary of receiving their doctorate on March 25 at the Graduate School’s annual Doctoral Alumni Recognition Luncheon. College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend - Read More…

Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education

Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education

Mar 29, 2017

Educators, counselors, school administrators and preservice educators can get a crash course on how the recent executive orders on immigration affect their work at "Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know." Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education - Read More…

Study explores impacts of school choice on segregation

Mar 28, 2017

Associate Professor of Education Erica Frankenberg is leading a study that explores how school choice is affecting racial composition and segregation in Pennsylvania schools. Study explores impacts of school choice on segregation - Read More…

Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace

Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace

Mar 09, 2017

"We still have a way to go to have a truly inclusive democracy and race is probably the most important piece of that. ..." Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace - Read More…

College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert

College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert

Mar 03, 2017

Nearly 60 Penn State students, including three from the College of Education, will take to the stage for the 11th annual Penn State President’s Concert, to be held March 16 at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert - Read More…

Student group endows award

Student group endows award

Mar 02, 2017

Students involved in the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association are used to helping others. Now, their efforts will benefit one of their own, as the group has raised enough money to endow its own award. Student group endows award - Read More…

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