Bridges - Summer 2014
Summer 2014 Issue
A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges educators, researchers, and policy makers to recalibrate their understanding of who college students are.
Liliana Garces, assistant professor of education and research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, responded to a United States Supreme Court ruling on April 22 that upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities.
P. Karen Murphy, professor of education, presented at the 20th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception in May on behalf of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
College of Education Faculty Member Presents TEDx Talk on How Education Positively Impacts the World
David Baker, professor in the College of Education, presented at a recent TEDx Fulbright event and discussed how education is better than ever before.
Jeanine Staples presented her TEDxPSU talk titled "How to Die Peacefully" describing figurative deaths and methods to overcome them.
Patricia Best, immediate past-president of the College of Education Alumni Society Board, describes the activity of the alumni society as nurturing and supporting the culture of excellence in the College of Education.
College of Education alumni are positively impacting education through award-winning PDS programs throughout the country.
Penn State alumnus Kevin Clark was honored at a recent White House ceremony as a Champion of Change.
Brad Hoffman, founder and chief executive officer of my Learning Springboard, Inc., was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. His comprehensive multidisciplinary educational consulting company and learning concierge® service is having a transformational impact on the field.
After 20 years as a publishing lawyer, Janette Payne of Long Island, N.Y., is now pursuing her long-standing interest in literacy and adult basic education.
The Professional Development School (PDS) Affiliate Program Group (APG) provides services, promotes and supports the program, and provides leadership to current and past participants of the program.
For Alumnus Frank Sisti, a Memorable Encounter with a University Legend Shaped his Penn State Experience
A College of Education Alumnus, Frank Sisti, recalls how a chance encounter with a Penn State Legend helped to mold his future in more ways than one.
As the "For the Future" campaign draws to a close, the College reflects on how its community's many meaningful contributions continue to make a powerful positive impact. Review Recent New Endowments to the College of Education
A new Penn State online master’s degree in higher education will help adult learners take advantage of that job growth and further their careers in the field. Faculty from the College of Education will teach the courses in the 30-credit degree program, which will be delivered online by Penn State World Campus.
Many challenges are on tap this summer for students participating in the Summer Academy, a program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired that will be held at Penn State for the first time this summer.
New Partnership Provides Future Teachers Experiences Working with English Language Learning Students
A new partnership between the Penn State College of Education and a Hazleton, Pa., community organization is helping to improve education both now and in the future. New Partnership Provides Future Teachers Experiences Working with English Language Learning Students.
The Academic Leadership Academy, hosted by the College of Education's Center for the Study of Higher Education, provided practical administrative knowledge and skills to participants from across the U.S. and around the world.
Education means a variety of things to a wide range of people. For Jim Nolan, the Henry J. Hermanowicz professor of teacher education, education starts with teachers and students.
The College of Education has launched an improved website design that is more intuitive and accessible for all users.
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