2016: 10-12 news

DCEC launches film, speaker series
The College of Education Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC) is holding a film/speaker series titled “Uprooted and Re-rooted: Stories of Loss, Resilience and Social Change.”
Study cites inequities in access to advanced courses in Pennsylvania high schools
Students enrolled in many schools in Pennsylvania – and in the Philadelphia School District in particular – have less access to advanced courses in English language arts, social studies, mathematics and science than their counterparts in other schools, according to a study by Ed Fuller, associate professor of educational leadership in the College of Education.
Alumna brings ‘Education and Hope’ to children of Guatemala
Alumna Shelby Jones will spend the next three months volunteering for Education and Hope, an international, nonprofit organization that provides education to impoverished children in the western highlands of Guatemala.
Doctoral candidate to present at international conference
Thanks to support from The Donald J. Willower Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics, doctoral student Andrew Pendola will present his research at the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education conference in Ontario.
Research project brings STEM education to rural families
A new project out of the College of Education’s Learning, Design and Technology program will bring together area libraries, museums and STEM experts to provide hands-on, inquiry-based workshops to the Centre and Huntingdon County region.
Penn State to host state’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation has selected Penn State to host Pennsylvania’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy, which prepares high school students for their transition to higher education.
Humphrey Fellows share glimpses of their countries
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows’ fall presentations, Current Events in 10 Countries, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in November and December, in 102 Chambers Building.
S.C.O.P.E. program helps prospective students put Penn State in focus
The success of Penn State’s Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (S.C.O.P.E.) is tied directly to the program’s organizers within the College of Education’s Office of Multicultural Programs, along with donors, instructors, tutors and counselors.
College dream becomes reality through Penn State program
Maria Schmidt builds Summer College Opportunity Program in Education from the ground up.
Research leads doctoral student to world’s largest refugee camp
An interest in education programs for refugee women has led Ally Krupar, a graduate student study adult education and comparative and international education, to the world’s largest refugee camp.
Report breaks down increase in international branch campuses
The number of collegiate international branch campuses (IBCs) has risen 26 percent between 2011 and 2016, with China overtaking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the top host country, according to a report authored by the world's two leading authorities on the subject.
Gift creates unique endowed professorship
The College of Education has a new endowed professorship that will benefit two departments within the college, thanks to a generous gift from Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy.
Participation in #GivingTuesday movement to benefit CEDAR Clinic
The College of Education is partnering with the Office of Annual Giving for #GivingTuesday and has chosen CEDAR Clinic as its beneficiary with hopes to spread awareness and raise funds for student mental health.
Student teacher's project combines Veterans Day, social studies and ice hockey
Gabrielle Pulito completed her student-teaching assignment at Wingate Elementary School in the Bald Eagle Area School District on Nov. 14. Her next stop is New Zealand for a short-session teaching stint in Auckland beginning Nov. 16. But first she had to complete a required curriculum unit project, and for 2-1/2 weeks she meshed social studies with Veterans Day as well as tie-ins to community workers and helpers, the Penn State community and a field trip to a Penn State women’s ice hockey game.
College of Education honors outstanding alumni
Penn State’s College of Education recognized nine alumni for their career achievements at a banquet held this fall at The Nittany Lion Inn.
Promoting diversity brings things ‘full circle’ for student
Vanessa Miller, a second-year joint J.D./Ph.D. student in Higher Education and vice president of the Penn State Latino/a Law Student Association, had the opportunity to moderate a panel of Latino and Latina attorneys at the Second Annual National Hispanic Prelaw Conference held at New York University on Nov. 11.
Long-term donors leave lasting impact on College of Education
When Harry Kropp and Edward Legutko first donated to the College of Education 13 years ago, they never dreamed they would someday be able to create a named scholarship like their new award for student teaching.
Heard on Campus: Science education focus of annual Waterbury Lecture
Brett Moulding, former science supervisor for Utah, and Peter McLaren, founding director of Next Gen Education, LLC, discussed the importance of research and development in science education at the annual Waterbury Lecture held Nov. 29 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
Applications being accepted for Noyce Scholarship
Applications for the Penn State Secondary Mathematics Noyce Scholarship Program must be submitted by Jan. 18, 2017. The competitive renewable scholarships will provide $19,000 per year for eligible students’ last two years of college.
Study examines evidence of racial disparities in special education
A best-evidence synthesis lead by Paul Morgan, professor in the department of education policy studies at Penn State, recently found evidence that black children may not be receiving special education services they are entitled to, even when displaying the same clinical needs as white children.
Juliano named fall 2016 Student Marshal for the College of Education
The Penn State College of Education has named Alexandria Juliano as its Student Marshal for fall 2016.