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Quality Talk Science Summit explores how to make critical thinking happen in classrooms

Nearly two dozen middle- and high-school science teachers gathered on the Penn State University Park campus recently to participate in a Quality Talk Science Summit, "Quality Talk in Science: How to make critical-analytic thinking happen in your classroom."

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Penn State, Pitt examine partnerships at second annual Education Summit

Penn State, Pitt examine partnerships at second annual Education Summit

While Penn State and Pitt may be athletic-event rivals, when it comes to education they have developed a very collaborative partnership.

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Student teacher's kindergarten class collects, sends 1,300 books to school in Africa

Student teacher's kindergarten class collects, sends 1,300 books to school in Africa

Ericka Sinicrope completed her Professional Development School program by overseeing African Library Book Project that will benefit underserved students in Malawi, Africa.

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TEAMology receives $75,000 award from Fund for Innovation

TEAMology receives $75,000 award from Fund for Innovation

Project TEAM is a school-wide program that assists students with social skills, career education, anti-bullying strategies, friendship and relational skills.

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Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity

Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity

Dealing with epilepsy and overcoming adversity has empowered Education and Public Policy student Elijah Armstrong with an all-in sense of advocacy dynamic enough to stand up for the rights of others and even the courage and tenacity to do a little stand-up on his own.

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After 40 years, Jamie Myers' teaching career comes to a close

After 40 years, Jamie Myers' teaching career comes to a close

The professor of education knows the Professional Development School program is in great shape; more time with family and additional hours on a boat beckon.

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College of Education opens search for associate dean

College of Education opens search for associate dean

The College of Education has launched an internal search for its next associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies to replace Stephanie Knight, who will step down Aug. 1 to become the next dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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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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