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New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains

New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains

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.

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Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

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.

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School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools

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.

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RHS graduate, veteran featured on Good Morning America

RHS graduate, veteran featured on Good Morning America

ABC’s "Good Morning America" will feature Penn State graduate Danielle Joliet on May 10 as part of the GMA Class of 2017. Joliet, a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the Penn State College of Education, is also the recipient of the Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Learner Award. This success did not come to Joliet without challenges — the wife and mother of two is a recovering alcoholic who found a way to turn her life around and help others do the same.

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Prospective teacher thankful for Penn State's educational environment

Prospective teacher thankful for Penn State's educational environment

Winner of College of Education's Undergraduate Student Leadership and Service Award, Leigh Boggs made the most of her college career.

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Doctoral student focuses research on North Korean defectors

Doctoral student focuses research on North Korean defectors

Regardless of the things that make people different, there is one thing we all have in common. We all are human beings and we all deserve to be happy. This philosophy is the driving force behind doctoral candidate Jinhee Choi's interest in researching the experiences of North Korean defectors living in South Korea.

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PDS Inquiry Conference brings out best in future teachers

PDS Inquiry Conference brings out best in future teachers

More than 70 prospective teachers in Professional Development School program present research interests.

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Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru

Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru

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.

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Mandalas by education graduate student to be displayed in Old Main

Mandalas by education graduate student to be displayed in Old Main

Intricate mandalas, created by College of Education graduate student Fernanda Bonafini, will be on display in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 209 Old Main, beginning May 12.

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Students create digital game to raise landmine awareness

Students create digital game to raise landmine awareness

Kenan Zekic, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, collaborated with visual arts students to create a game to help students in his home country learn while also raising awareness of landmines left behind following the Bosnian War.

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Alumna draws on Penn State experience to assist Florida school district

Alumna draws on Penn State experience to assist Florida school district

Rebecca Burns knew she could be a prober-solver because of her background in College of Education's Professional Development School.

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Organizational development program adds two certificates

The College of Education, in partnership with Penn State World Campus, will offer certificates in analytics and occupational safety and health as part of its graduate program in organization development and change.

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New project serves military families affected by autism

New project serves military families affected by autism

TeleConsult, a three-tier, collaborative program in the College of Education, provides guidance and information for military families regarding their child’s autism diagnosis.

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Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education

Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education

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.

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National School Boards Association head to speak at commencement

National School Boards Association head to speak at commencement

Thomas J. Gentzel, the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), is the speaker for the College of Education's spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus.

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College of Education celebrates twin marshals

College of Education celebrates twin marshals

For the first time in at least 20 years, and possibly ever, the Penn State College of Education has two student marshals for its spring commencement ceremony – and they're twins in more ways than just their perfect 4.0 GPA.

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Alumna returns to school to follow her passion

Alumna returns to school to follow her passion

She graduated from Penn State in 2014 and has returned to College of Education for a teaching certificate and master's degree.

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Student learns about diversity in Italy

Student learns about diversity in Italy

Study-abroad opportunities can be life-changing for undergraduate students, and that indeed is the case for Julianne Arcamone, a third-year student studying elementary and early childhood education with a minor in psychology.

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College of Education well-represented at national conference

College of Education well-represented at national conference

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.

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Hudock earns award for outstanding teaching

Laura Hudock, doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction, is one of 10 Penn State graduate students to receive the 2017 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

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Research focuses on training needs of African teachers

Research focuses on training needs of African teachers

Penn State faculty member Elizabeth Hughes and a colleague are collaborating with professors at African universities to identify the special education professional development needs of teachers in four African nations.

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Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship

Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship

Rachel Montgomery awarded $35,000 to assist emerging scholars studying a variety of higher education topics.

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College recognizes five at annual awards ceremony

College recognizes five at annual awards ceremony

The College of Education recognized five of its own at its annual awards ceremony on April 17.

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Hill awarded $25,000 seed grant

Hill awarded $25,000 seed grant

Kathleen Hill, assistant professor of education in Curriculum and Instruction and the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), is one of 20 faculty recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards from the Institute for CyberScience (ICS).

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Concert to benefit the people of South Sudan

Concert to benefit the people of South Sudan

Local band Group Therapy, which includes Jim Herbert, professor of rehabilitation and human services, will headline a benefit concert on April 17 to support the citizens of South Sudan, an area rampant with poverty and famine as a result of a 22-year civil war.

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Student's humanitarian work inspires professor

Student's humanitarian work inspires professor

After reading the weekly internship logs of senior Kalkidan Streit, who is interning in South Sudan, Professor Jim Herbert was motivated to help those in the war-stricken nation by hosting a benefit concert.

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Peck receives 2017 Kopp International Achievement Award

Peck receives 2017 Kopp International Achievement Award

Kyle L. Peck, professor of education and research fellow in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, and co-director for the Center for Online Innovation in Learning, is one of two recipients of the 2017 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award.

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

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.

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Presentation supports discussions of race with young children

Presentation supports discussions of race with young children

The Center for Education and Civil Rights will present "Why and How to Talk About Race with Young Children" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 111 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend

College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend

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.

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Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education

Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education

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."

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Study explores impacts of school choice on segregation

Associate Professor of Education Erica Frankenberg is leading a study that explores how school choice is affecting racial composition and segregation in Pennsylvania schools.

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