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Inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity set for Dec. 3

Inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity set for Dec. 3

Nov 15, 2019

Join the College of Education for the inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity, featuring Francesca López on the topic of Asset-Based Pedagogy Research-Practice Partnerships to Promote Whole-Student Outcomes. Inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity set for Dec. 3 - Read More…

Heard on Campus: Derrick Alridge

Heard on Campus: Derrick Alridge

Oct 23, 2019

"To preserve the stories or narratives I've briefly discussed with you this morning, along with the many other stories recounting teachers' lives, their pedagogical influences and their classroom approaches, highlight a vital, but often overlooked dimension of education and the Civil Rights Movement. Eliciting and documenting these stories not only supports the notion of teachers as activists, but also illuminates the influential role that teachers can play in contemporary movements for civil rights and social justice. And it is my hope that these narratives will inform the current generation about their vital role as teachers and activists." — Penn State Alumni Fellow Derrick Alridge, speaking about his “Teachers in the Movement” project, which includes oral history interviews with elementary, secondary and university teachers and educators about their participation in and efforts during the Civil Rights Movement. Alridge is visiting the University Park campus as one of 16 Penn State alumni who were selected to receive the 2019 Alumni Fellow Award, the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. He earned his doctoral degree from the Penn State College of Education in educational theory and policy in 1997. Heard on Campus: Derrick Alridge - Read More…

School district secessions shown to have deepened racial segregation

Sep 03, 2019

Since 2000, school district secessions in the South have increasingly sorted white and black students, and white and Hispanic students, into separate school systems, weakening the potential to improve school integration, according to a new study published today (Sept. 4) in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. School district secessions shown to have deepened racial segregation - Read More…

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