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Professor’s writings encourage compassion, empathy, inclusivity, social change

Professor’s writings encourage compassion, empathy, inclusivity, social change

Penn State Professor Vivian Yenika-Agbaw has spent her life studying and analyzing hierarchical systems of oppression and race relations. Through her writing and teaching, she encourages compassion, empathy, inclusivity and social change.

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Pre-service teachers show off portfolios, but in electronic fashion

Pre-service teachers show off portfolios, but in electronic fashion

Prospective teachers in Penn State's College of Education preparing to do their student teaching during the 2019 spring semester put their ePortfolios on display for people to see in a recent Krause Studios for Innovation showcase titled Making our Learning Visible.

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Love for international education takes alumna to the Philippines

Love for international education takes alumna to the Philippines

College of Education alumna Evangeline Chow has followed her love of international education and diverse students to the Philippines, where she heads an accelerated language program for English language learners.

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‘Old Main’ to be displayed inside Chambers Building

‘Old Main’ to be displayed inside Chambers Building

Elementary education students are creating a replica of Old Main for display in Chambers Building, and they would like passers-by to contribute their poetry.

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Seifert named fall 2018 College of Education student marshal

Seifert named fall 2018 College of Education student marshal

The Penn State College of Education has named Morgan Seifert as its student marshal for fall 2018.

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Around the College: Oct. 31, 2018

Around the College: Oct. 31, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

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Helping prospective educators land jobs goal of Alumni-Student Teacher Network

Helping prospective educators land jobs goal of Alumni-Student Teacher Network

Student teachers at Penn State are being taught the finer points of securing a job after graduation by the College of Education's Alumni-Student Teacher Network (ASTN).

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Around the College: Oct. 17, 2018

Around the College: Oct. 17, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

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Latin may help students bridge their native language with English

Researchers found that teaching English Learners — students who aren’t fluent in English and often come from homes where a language other than English is spoken — the Latin roots of words helped them problem solve the meaning of unfamiliar words.

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Research projects help children have inquiring minds about science

Research projects help children have inquiring minds about science

When it comes to learning about just how much preschool-aged children are capable of while attempting to grasp the concepts of astronomy, Julia Plummer likes to shoot for the stars.

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Penn State-Pitt partnership celebrates 3 years

Penn State-Pitt partnership celebrates 3 years

The third annual PSU-Pitt Education Summit will convene at University Park at 11 a.m. today (Sept. 27) at the Nittany Lion Inn to continue a partnership aimed at providing better services and resources for K-12 students in Pennsylvania.

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Kissling's passion about patriotism featured in Occasional Papers Series

Kissling's passion about patriotism featured in Occasional Papers Series

Though it's been a longstanding passion, Mark Kissling finds no time like the present to teach, research and write about patriotism, something that's piqued his interest since 2001 and extended into graduate school.

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Research aims to boost dual-language learners' reading comprehension

Research aims to boost dual-language learners' reading comprehension

The interdisciplinary work being done by Amy Crosson and her colleagues to help dual-language learners with reading comprehension also may help students with learning disabilities.

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Faculty member expands the boundaries of civics in the classroom

Mark Kissling, assistant professor of education, discussed his approach to civics education and what it means for democracy on the latest episode of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Democracy Works podcast.

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Dynamic assessment can help language learners have more success

Dynamic assessment can help language learners have more success

Altering or individualizing assessment procedures can propel second-language learners toward more successful mastery of that language, ongoing research by Matt Poehner and his interdisciplinary team suggests.

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Around the College: Aug. 22, 2018

Around the College: Aug. 22, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

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Around the College: August 1, 2018

Around the College: August 1, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

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Daly named student marshal for summer commencement

Daly named student marshal for summer commencement

Elizabeth Daly has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for the summer semester 2018 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Overseas servicewoman grateful for Penn State's online master's program

Overseas servicewoman grateful for Penn State's online master's program

Air National Guard Captain Melissa Spencer has traveled the world as a military brat, she calls home the top of the world, and now feels at home as a master of education graduate student in Penn State's World Campus.

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Professional Development School marks 20 years of devotion to 'hard work of teaching'

Professional Development School marks 20 years of devotion to 'hard work of teaching'

Two decades of encouraging cooperation and collaboration between teachers and students have led to a landmark anniversary for Penn State's College of Education and the State College Area School District.

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Student teachers get early start on research interests

Student teachers get early start on research interests

Education is steeped in research and student teachers are finding that it's never too early to take an interest in inquiry.

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College of Education student earns Erickson Discovery Grant

College of Education student earns Erickson Discovery Grant

Penn State College of Education student Rachel Shriver knew that five weeks in Ecuador wasn't enough; she wanted at least five more because she had more questions to ask, more research to uncover, much more to explore.

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Kelly receives Dr. John J. Gumperz Memorial Award

Gregory J. Kelly was the recipient of the Dr. John J. Gumperz Memorial Award at this year's annual American Education Research Association meeting.

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Student teacher takes advantage of PDS opportunity to learn and grow

Student teacher takes advantage of PDS opportunity to learn and grow

Whenever there's been a way to not only educate children but help them as well, Ali Cohen has been there.

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College of Education faculty, staff serve students across the University

At any university, it is common to see faculty and staff working with students. After all, it is part of most job descriptions. But oftentimes, faculty and staff go above and beyond their job descriptions in what they do for students.

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Graduate student's endeavor is to tackle the science of teaching science

Graduate student's endeavor is to tackle the science of teaching science

Dan Henderson is a student with a lifelong passion for science and he's engineered his future plans to relay that passion through the profession of teaching.

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Around the College: April 25, 2018

Around the College: April 25, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

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Elementary education majors to host children's arcade at Discovery Space

Elementary education majors to host children's arcade at Discovery Space

Elementary education majors enrolled in CI 497: The Creative Child will host Creative Child at Discovery Space. The event, to be held at Discovery Space on North Atherton Street, kicks off from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. A second session will take place 1:45-2:35 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

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Reputation of PDS program beginning to precede itself

Reputation of PDS program beginning to precede itself

The popularity of Penn State's Professional Development School has broadened throughout its 20 years to the extent that students who are interested in teaching careers have heard of the program prior to enrolling in the College of Education.

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Hannah Kohler named spring 2018 student marshal for College of Education

Hannah Kohler named spring 2018 student marshal for College of Education

Hannah Elizabeth Kohler is the College of Education’s student marshal for Penn State’s spring 2018 Commencement ceremony, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Bryce Jordan Center. A Schreyer Honors College student from York, Pennsylvania, Kohler made dean's list in every semester.

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Erickson Discovery Grant showcases partnership between Education, IST

Erickson Discovery Grant showcases partnership between Education, IST

Seth Wilcox, a first-year student majoring in secondary education with a focus in earth and space sciences, will spend his summer coding a program that will extract keyphrases from scientific publications and determine their usefulness through crowdsourcing.

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College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference

College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference

Many University Park faculty and graduate students are authors or co-authors of papers being presented in symposia, paper sessions, roundtable sessions or poster sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting April 13 to 17 in New York City.

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Whitney recognized with 2018 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

Anne Whitney, professor of education in the College of Education, is the recipient of the 2018 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

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Faculty, staff recognized for contributions to the College

Faculty, staff recognized for contributions to the College

For more than two decades, the College of Education has held an annual award ceremony recognizing faculty, staff and students who have made significant contributions to their fields, the College and the University.

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Around the College: April 11, 2018

Around the College: April 11, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

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Dean's Graduate Assistantship program attracts the best students to the College of Education

The Dean's Graduate Assistantship (DGA) for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education in the College of Education was established in 2010 to support exceptional students working toward a doctoral degree. As of January 2017, DGAs guarantee four years of funding for recipients.

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ADRI to showcase 'StoryWalks' research through dialogue and workshop

Kimberly Powell, associate professor of education (language, culture and society), art education, and Asian studies, and an affiliate faculty member with the Arts and Design Research Incubator, will discuss and demonstrate her research project, "StoryWalks," March 27 and 29.

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C.A.R.E. Fair offers job opportunities that make a difference

Penn State students have the opportunity to find a career path that makes a difference at the Penn State C.A.R.E. Fair, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Alumni Hall at the HUB–Robeson Center.

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New scientific model to aid young students in understanding biology

New scientific model to aid young students in understanding biology

Researcher presents "Transformation Boxes (TBs): A system-based guidance to support elementary student teachers to teach and learn scientific modeling" at Waterbury Lecture.

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College of Education's Professional Development School earns national award

Penn State and the State College Area School District have earned the Exemplary PDS Achievement award from the National Association for Professional Development Schools and will be honored March 17 at the NAPDS conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Author tells parents, educators to speak openly with children about skin color

Author tells parents, educators to speak openly with children about skin color

An author/activist implored parents to speak to their children about racism because silence about skin color, she said, implies that it must not be OK that people have different colors of skin.

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PDS alumni group seeks new members

The College of Education Professional Development School (PDS) is in the process of reinvigorating its Affiliate Program Group (APG) and is looking for new members.

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Kathy Hill new director of Center for Science and the Schools

Kathy Hill new director of Center for Science and the Schools

CSATS serves to facilitate mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships between K-12 schools and Penn State's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers.

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Graduate student's goal of having benches installed at shuttle stops close to reality

Graduate student's goal of having benches installed at shuttle stops close to reality

Though her own health is less than satisfactory, Maria Aguilar Walls maintains a passion to improve the lives of many other Penn State students with disabilities.

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Recent Education Policy Studies graduate wins a master's research award

Recent Education Policy Studies graduate wins a master's research award

Kerri Musick earned her master's degree from Penn State's Department of Education Policy Studies in May 2017 and is gainfully employed in Virginia, but the investment she made in her capstone project about first-generation students is still paying off.

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Fingerprinting services no longer available on University Park campus

Due to a recent change in the state’s contracts for fingerprint services in Pennsylvania, Penn State University Police will no longer be able to provide fingerprint services for campus community members on the University Park campus.

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Mathematics Education Student Group gains national affiliation

The Mathematics Education Student Group in the College of Education is now an official affiliate organization of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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Sommers named fall 2017 College of Education student marshal

Sommers named fall 2017 College of Education student marshal

The Penn State College of Education has named Casey Sommers as its student marshal for fall 2017. She will be recognized during the Penn State undergraduate commencement ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

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Earlier entrance into classroom helping to prepare future science teachers

Earlier entrance into classroom helping to prepare future science teachers

Associate Professor Scott McDonald enables pre-service teachers to experience professional surroundings in classes at Park Forest Middle School.

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Once upon a time, a new way to look at children's tales was told

Once upon a time, a new way to look at children's tales was told

There are more ways than one to interpret children's stories, and Vivian Yenika-Agbaw's unique view of them has let to her being named to the board of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.

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‘Street Law’ offers young students legal knowledge, law students public service

‘Street Law’ offers young students legal knowledge, law students public service

Efrain Marimon, instructor of education, has partnered with Penn State Law to establish "Street Law," a course that takes law students into local high and middle schools to teach young students about the U.S. legal system.

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Professor returns from 10-day trip to China with rekindled passion for research and teaching

Professor returns from 10-day trip to China with rekindled passion for research and teaching

It took just 10 days in Shanghai in May 2016 for Vivian Yenika-Agbaw to learn that having a global impact on students can make a world of difference, particularly when a little over a year later one of her scholars opted to venture far to the west to a part of the academic world called Penn State.

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State-of-the-art classrooms to reflect new techniques of teaching science

State-of-the-art classrooms to reflect new techniques of teaching science

It’s not so much what the new science wing in the College of Education will look like that appeals to Scott McDonald, it’s more of the possibility that prospective students will take another look at the value of being a science education major.

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Alumna endows scholarship for education student who also is part of the Blue Band

Alumna endows scholarship for education student who also is part of the Blue Band

Sometimes, when you follow your dreams and do what you love, good things happen. That certainly has been the case for Ashley McCoach, a junior studying elementary and early childhood education in the pre-K to 4 option.

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Unique program helps Penn State students become citizens of the world as they teach English in Ecuador

Unique program helps Penn State students become citizens of the world as they teach English in Ecuador

Associate Professor Elizabeth Smolcic heads up the College’s Teaching English as a Second Language program, complete with a five-week immersion trip to Ecuador.

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Giving Tuesday goal to give student a global experience

Giving Tuesday goal to give student a global experience

This year, the College of Education is raising money to fully fund at least one student to participate in the Teaching ESL Certificate Program with an Ecuador Immersion Experience.

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Penn State partnership reshaping science education

Penn State partnership reshaping science education

An interdisciplinary team of faculty has worked as part of a more than $9 million initiative aimed at reshaping the teaching and learning of Earth and space science in Pennsylvania.

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Research grant to help young students learn what goes on beneath Earth's surface

Research grant to help young students learn what goes on beneath Earth's surface

Getting to the core of the problem of teaching young students about the dynamic Earth is the impetus of a four-year, $2.8 million grant awarded to Penn State Associate Professor Scott McDonald.

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Teaching students to think a priority for education professor

Teaching students to think a priority for education professor

Penn State associate professor of education Fran Arbaugh has inspired passion and a new way to look at math as an instructor and an honors adviser.

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Unique way of teaching benefits future science teachers

Unique way of teaching benefits future science teachers

Content courses for prospective elementary teachers in the College of Education differ in comparison with courses taught at other institutions.

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Teaching science made easier because of TESLA organization

Teaching science made easier because of TESLA organization

Science educators at Penn State are out to assure that those students whose careers will include teaching that tough topic exhibit a passion for it in their classroom instead of simply a passing interest. The Discovery Space Children's Museum in State College plays a major role in that.

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Workshops enable math teachers to hone skills

Workshops enable math teachers to hone skills

School may be out for students, but it's about to be back in session for two dozen elementary school math teachers who want to improve their mathematics fluency.

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Initiative aims to use education to reduce recidivism among Centre County inmates

With the number of incarcerated individuals growing across the United States, a Penn State faculty member is using education to help reduce recidivism rates at SCI Benner Township and the Centre County Correctional Facility.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Education student receives scholarship from LGBTQA Student Resource Center

David Falk, a students studying secondary mathematics education, is one of five Penn State students to receive a scholarship from the LGBTQA Student Resource Center.

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Jim Johnson, Jane Keat receive distinguished career awards

The longtime Penn State faculty members have been named as winners of the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) VOICE for Children Distinguished Career award.

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College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert

College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert

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.

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Education faculty member to speak at the Africana Research Center's Luncheon Series

Jeanine Staples, associate professor of education and African-American studies, will present "The Scope and Sequence of White Oblivion (and How It Hurts and Kills People): Identifying & Dismantling White Supremacy Through an Endarkened Feminist Epistemological and Ontological Framework" at noon on March 27 in 217 Willard Building as part of the Africana Research Center in the Luncheon Series.

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Student group endows award

Student group endows award

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.

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New database connects Penn State with Pennsylvania schools

New database connects Penn State with Pennsylvania schools

Navigate Education in PA is an online database created by the staff of the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) that contains information on more than 4,800 Pennsylvania education agencies, including public, private and charter schools, intermediate units, career and technology centers and higher education institutions.

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Education student organizes diversity conference

Education student organizes diversity conference

College of Education senior Annie Cave has collaborated with her professors to organize “Preparing for the Future: Educating ALL students in ALL Spaces,” a diversity-in-education themed conference scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.

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Hectic lives of student teachers and THON volunteers all 'For The Kids'

Hectic lives of student teachers and THON volunteers all 'For The Kids'

A number of students in the College of Education's Elementary and Early Childhood Education program juggle teaching with volunteering, and it's all worth it, they say.

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Online education program recognized in U.S. News’ online programs rankings

Penn State World Campus is ranked in the top 10 in six categories of U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs, including best online graduate education program.

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Juliano named fall 2016 Student Marshal for the College of Education

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.

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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.

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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.

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Student teacher's project combines Veterans Day, social studies and ice hockey

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.

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College dream becomes reality through Penn State program

College dream becomes reality through Penn State program

Maria Schmidt builds Summer College Opportunity Program in Education from the ground up.

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S.C.O.P.E. program helps prospective students put Penn State in focus

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.

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Philadelphia Urban Seminar gives students impactful and challenging immersion course

Jeanine Staples’ Philadelphia Urban Seminar transcends a two-week Maymester course that offers a pre-service teaching experience in an urban setting; it’s ongoing research on how to teach students to identify and intercept racist, sexist and ableist ideologies in their own souls, in school and in society.

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Nicole Titus, Andrea de Carle earn PDS program-related national award

Nicole Titus, Andrea de Carle earn PDS program-related national award

State College Area School District instructors and College of Education graduates honored with Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award.

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Diverse school-district administration beneficial to students, research shows

Diverse school-district administration beneficial to students, research shows

Associate professor Ed Fuller's Texas-based research also reveals assistant principals of color take 'much longer' to be named principals.

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Pecile named student marshal for summer commencement

Pecile named student marshal for summer commencement

Morgan Pecile is the College of Education’s student marshal for Penn State’s summer commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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School official in Maryland praises Penn State mathematics education graduates

School official in Maryland praises Penn State mathematics education graduates

Kellie Rizzo, Lauren Pace and Elizabeth Tumpa commended after first year of teaching in Caroline County Public Schools.

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Penn State students make social justice course in Washington, D.C., successful venture

Penn State students make social justice course in Washington, D.C., successful venture

All involved in C I 497 Social Justice course label it as overwhelmingly positive; D.C. administrators issue request to again host students in 2017.

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Lifelong love for books influences student's career choice in education

Lifelong love for books influences student's career choice in education

Jaime Ellenberger shares her love of reading with children of State College and is applying what she is learning in the classroom to her position as a literacy mentor for America Reads at Penn State.

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Education alumna - and her students - adapt to new language in Beijing

Education alumna - and her students - adapt to new language in Beijing

As Chelsea Peak develops curriculum for an English language school in Beijing, China, she is simultaneously developing her path of life.

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Summer interns in higher education graduate program span wide range of student affairs duties

Penn State students in the College of Education’s higher education graduate program are spanning out around the world this summer in search of three credits for now and experience that will prove invaluable later.

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Scholarship winners assist students through diversity-related organizations

Kristina Hunter and Christina Walker already know they want to help people after they graduate from Penn State. With two years remaining until that milestone occurs, they are very comfortable starting early.

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College of Education receives $1 million grant to fund scholarship program

College of Education receives $1 million grant to fund scholarship program

Penn State will help address the nationwide shortage of secondary mathematics teachers in high-needs schools with a $1.16 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund mathematics education scholarships for 15 students over a three-year period and allow them to complete their last two years of college tuition-free.

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Inquiry Conference celebrates accomplishments of students in Professional Development School program

Inquiry Conference celebrates accomplishments of students in Professional Development School program

School was in session on this particular Saturday morning at Mount Nittany Middle School and for 25 minutes each, 86 prospective teachers – with just a few steps to take before heading into their respective futures – were heading their own classrooms.

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Manalo chosen as College of Education's student marshal

Manalo chosen as College of Education's student marshal

Future teacher to graduate with bachelor's and master's degrees from Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate program.

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College of Education honors 8 faculty, staff members during awards program

The College of Education recognized the accomplishments of its employees at the annual Faculty, Staff and Student Awards Program on April 19 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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Faculty member wins 2016 Open Innovation Challenge

Faculty member wins 2016 Open Innovation Challenge

Scott McDonald, associate professor of education (science education) and director of Krause Innovation Studio, won the 2016 Penn State Open Innovation Challenge with an idea that may change how learning spaces are used in the future.

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College of Education graduate student displays passion for counseling -- and cooking

Ashley Hamilton hopes to manage a dual career of elementary school counselor with her business venture of running Rosie's Pierogies.

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Abington education student hits it big on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Liz Janoski leaves Los Angeles with nearly $50,000 after her appearance on the "Wheel of Fortune College Road Trip.''

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School districts hold curriculum and instruction graduates in high regard

Recruiters from large, suburban schools and smaller, remote outposts seek out Penn State education graduates.

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Summer is a time for learning, enjoying Happy Valley

Summer is a time for learning, enjoying Happy Valley

Summer sessions may just be the best-kept secret at Penn State. There’s a lot going on in Happy Valley over the summer, both in and out of the classroom.

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Teaching first, technology second

Teaching first, technology second

The Krause Innovation Studio, located in Chambers Building at University Park, is finding new ways to promote teaching and learning with technology.

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Retirement sitting well with these former College of Education professors

Retirement can sneak up on a person. Former College of Education professors who opted to retire explain that the decision is highly personal -- and can be highly rewarding.

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Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education

Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education

Rehabilitation and Human Services graduates can seek employment from among drug and alcohol centers, rehab centers, senior citizen centers, community mental health programs, mental retardation programs, corrections systems and hospitals.

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PDS program provides ongoing learning process for Penn State interns, State College teachers

When this year’s annual PDS Inquiry Conference is held April 23, it will mark the 18th anniversary of the highly successful program featuring Penn State interns who work with SCASD mentors for an entire school year – mid-August to mid-June – in elementary education, middle level education, secondary English and world languages.

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College of Education alumna's teaching role in Alaska anything but traditional

College of Education alumna Stephanie Gursky teaches in Napakiak, Alaska, which is accessible in the winter only by boat, plane or driving on a frozen river.

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Walking and talking: What a walk around a neighborhood can teach us about history, memory and community

Walking and talking: What a walk around a neighborhood can teach us about history, memory and community

Penn State arts educator Kimberly Powell explores how walking through a neighborhood with a rich culture and painful history influences how residents think of their community and their place in it.

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State-of-the-art Social Studies Lab opens

State-of-the-art Social Studies Lab opens

The new Social Studies Lab will support instruction of students across the three social studies education certification levels — elementary, middle and secondary grades — and give faculty members options in their teaching methods.

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Class in session on high seas

Class in session on high seas

Class Afloat experience combines teaching and travel for College of Education and Schreyer alumnus

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Assistant professor files another amicus brief

Assistant professor files another amicus brief

This will be Garces' fourth amicus curiae before the country's highest federal court.

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Research examines how study abroad preps teachers for diverse student population

Research examines how study abroad preps teachers for diverse student population

Providing study-abroad experiences that mimic some of the experiences of immigrant students and facilitate critical thinking about global issues is an effective method for preparing teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), according to two Penn State researchers.

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Academic partnerships with College of Education continue to broaden

Academic partnerships with College of Education continue to broaden

Agreements with Xavier University of Louisiana and University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez focus on doctoral candidates.

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Penn State partners with littleBits to connect students to 'Internet of Things'

Through a partnership with technology company littleBits, Penn State is opening a new "Invention Studio" within the Knowledge Commons to inspire students to develop research, invoke entrepreneurship, and explore new ideas through creative coursework.

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Philadelphia Urban Seminar program as rewarding as it is demanding

Philadelphia Urban Seminar program as rewarding as it is demanding

College of Education associate professor Jeanine Staples supervises two-week, three-credit course for pre-service teachers.

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Education professor Jim Nolan loves his job enough to leave it after 28 years

Education professor Jim Nolan loves his job enough to leave it after 28 years

With Professional Development School 'in good hands,' Nolan wants to spend time in classroom and time on golf course.

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College of Education professors awarded $1.3 million IES training grant

College of Education professors awarded $1.3 million IES training grant

Jennifer Frank, Deborah Schussler lead Project RESPECT to provide teachers with conflict-management skills.

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Promotion and tenure

A listing of faculty who have been promoted and/or received tenure.

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College of Education student Samantha Reid earns merit scholarship award

College of Education student Samantha Reid earns merit scholarship award

Secondary social studies major honored with John D. O'Bryant National Think Tank award for black professionals in higher education on predominantly white campuses.

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Waterbury Chair awarded highest honor at NARST ceremony

Waterbury Chair awarded highest honor at NARST ceremony

Richard Duschl, Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor of Secondary Education, earned the Distinguished Contributions Award at the 2015 awards luncheon for NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research.

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Distinguished professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Distinguished professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

M. Kathleen Heid, distinguished professor in the College of Education, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for 2015.

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Book Series Addresses Tough-to-Teach Mathematics

Book Series Addresses Tough-to-Teach Mathematics

A top-selling 16-book series, edited by Professor of Education Rose Mary Zbiek, that addresses mathematics and statistics topics that are challenging to teach yet critical to student development will release the final book in the series this month.

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Faculty Member Leads Development of Webinars that Improve Science Education

Faculty Member Leads Development of Webinars that Improve Science Education

Carla Zembal-Saul, head of the College of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department, led the development of a free webinar series that aims to help educate elementary teachers utilize a new set of K-12 science standards.

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 Centre County Teachers Insert Voices into the Educational Conversation

Centre County Teachers Insert Voices into the Educational Conversation

A group of Centre County teachers, including associate professors of education Anne Whitney and Bernard Badiali, are using their writing to contribute to the professional conversation about teaching and to benefit their students.

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First-year Students Explore Education in Seminar

First-year Students Explore Education in Seminar

Anne Whitney, associate professor of education, taught a first-year seminar that allowed first-year students to explore education as a career.

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Baseball Biography Sheds Light on Civil Rights Hero

Baseball Biography Sheds Light on Civil Rights Hero

Trudie Engel, instructor and supervisor for CI 495A, recently published a biography about Larry Doby, the second African American to break to the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

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School Districts Struggle to Adapt to English Language Learner Needs

Research from Megan Hopkins, assistant professor of education, revealed that the teaching of English as a second language and the teaching of academic subjects are separated and disconnected, which can cause English language learners (ELLs) to fall behind.

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Highlighting Veterans in the College

The College of Education recognizes the veterans within its community with snapshots of students, faculty, and staff.

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Tutoring through Technology: Education is Online in the College of Education

Tutoring through Technology: Education is Online in the College of Education

Penn State students helped elementary and middle-school English language learners from Hazleton One Community Center in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to develop their language, literacy and math skills during virtual tutoring sessions in the College of Education’s course titled CI 280: Teaching English Language Learners.

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Tour of Local Historical Site Helps Students Improve Teaching Skills

Students in the College of Education's CEAED program toured the Centre Furnace Mansion to learn about teaching history effectively.

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College of Education Graduate Student, Teacher Finds Educational Lessons in Germany

College of Education Graduate Student, Teacher Finds Educational Lessons in Germany

Ashley Silvernail, a College of Education graduate student, studied German teaching styles in several classrooms after receiving a Fulbright Grant for the Diversity in German Education program.

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International Study, Teaching Opportunities to be Discussed at Upcoming Information Session

Penn State students interested in international study abroad experiences are invited to an information session at 7 p.m. on October 15 in 102 Chambers Building.

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Study Abroad Program in Ecuador to Hold Information Session

The teaching English as a Second Language certificate program that features a five-week immersion experience in Ecuador is holding an information session on September 30.

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College of Education Student Awarded Study Abroad Grant

Michelle Hart received the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant to help fund her trip to Ecuador where she traveled, studied and taught.

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New Faculty Members Join College of Education

The College of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of eight faculty members for this academic year.

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Alumna’s Passion for Traveling, Learning Sparked by Study Abroad Opportunity

Claire Joseph found her passion for teaching, traveling and world cultures through her program's study abroad opportunity in France.

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Two Faculty Members Evaluating Penn State Pilot Program that Seeks to Increase Diversity in Science, Engineering

Two Faculty Members Evaluating Penn State Pilot Program that Seeks to Increase Diversity in Science, Engineering

Leticia Oseguera and Jeanine Staples are evaluating the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program, which aims to increase the number of women, students of color, and low-income students in STEM fields.

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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.

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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.

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EDUCATE Encourages Students to Use Technology to Expand Teaching Experience

A College of Education program encourages students to incorporate technology into their everyday learning experience.

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New Mathematics Laboratory Transforms Research and Instruction

New Mathematics Laboratory Transforms Research and Instruction

The College of Education recently opened its new mathematics education lab, which provides the College with an environment that has a duality of use, combining research space and classroom space into one state-of-the-art facility.

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