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Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research to be streamed live

Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research to be streamed live

Oct 08, 2018

The Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) will be host for a livestream viewing of the 15th annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) Brown Lecture in Education Research at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in 123 Chambers Building on the University Park campus. A discussion will follow the lecture. Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research to be streamed live - Read More…

Researcher seeks to increase college enrollment, success among foster youth

Researcher seeks to increase college enrollment, success among foster youth

Sep 25, 2018

Large percentages of foster youth have college aspirations but estimates from research suggest that no more than 20 percent of that population are known to enroll and fewer than half of them actually graduate. Researcher seeks to increase college enrollment, success among foster youth - Read More…

Around the College: Sept. 5, 2018

Around the College: Sept. 5, 2018

Sep 05, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: Sept. 5, 2018 - Read More…

Around the College: Aug. 22, 2018

Around the College: Aug. 22, 2018

Aug 21, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: Aug. 22, 2018 - Read More…

Schreyer Honors College awards grant to College of Education to craft an assessment plan

Schreyer Honors College awards grant to College of Education to craft an assessment plan

Aug 01, 2018

Associate professors David Guthrie and Karen Paulson have received allocations to develop a comprehensive assessment plan for Penn State's Schreyer Honors College. Schreyer Honors College awards grant to College of Education to craft an assessment plan - Read More…

Around the College: August 1, 2018

Around the College: August 1, 2018

Jul 31, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: August 1, 2018 - Read More…

Frankenberg to participate on national panel in D.C.

Jul 23, 2018

Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education (educational leadership) and director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, is one of four panelists who will present "School Integration 2018," a briefing on past progress, present threats and future opportunities, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the House Visitor Center of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Frankenberg to participate on national panel in D.C. - Read More…

Research examines how criminal justice contact can affect college enrollment

Research examines how criminal justice contact can affect college enrollment

Jul 18, 2018

Early contact with the criminal justice system through arrest could have long-term negative consequences for black male college enrollment, research shows. Research examines how criminal justice contact can affect college enrollment - Read More…

Partnership to help South Africa universities redress apartheid legacy

Partnership to help South Africa universities redress apartheid legacy

Jun 28, 2018

Penn State's College of Education is helping to support and prepare South Africa's next generation of university leadership, funded by the republic's Department of Higher Education and Training. Partnership to help South Africa universities redress apartheid legacy - Read More…

Around the College: June 6, 2018

Jun 06, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: June 6, 2018 - Read More…

Penn State doctoral student selected for prestigious California academic program

Penn State doctoral student selected for prestigious California academic program

Jun 05, 2018

Fourth-year College of Education doctoral student Elyzza Aparicio has been selected to participate in the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) that will allow her to complete her Penn State degree while simultaneously being a part of the CSU process that prepares its scholars for the professoriate. Penn State doctoral student selected for prestigious California academic program - Read More…

Around the College: May 9, 2018

May 09, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: May 9, 2018 - Read More…

College of Education faculty, staff serve students across the University

Apr 25, 2018

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. College of Education faculty, staff serve students across the University - Read More…

Around the College: April 25, 2018

Around the College: April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: April 25, 2018 - Read More…

No Hate Penn State: Student-group promotes inclusivity and awareness in community

No Hate Penn State: Student-group promotes inclusivity and awareness in community

Apr 20, 2018

In the midst of a controversy involving prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer and the University of Florida, Jacksonville native Elijah Armstrong decided enough was enough — it was time for him to take action. No Hate Penn State: Student-group promotes inclusivity and awareness in community - Read More…

College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference

College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference

Apr 13, 2018

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. College of Education well-represented at annual AERA conference - Read More…

Around the College: April 11, 2018

Around the College: April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: April 11, 2018 - Read More…

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

Apr 09, 2018

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. Dean's Graduate Assistantship program attracts the best students to the College of Education - Read More…

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

Feb 16, 2018

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. C.A.R.E. Fair offers job opportunities that make a difference - Read More…

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

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

Dec 13, 2017

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. Recent Education Policy Studies graduate wins a master's research award - Read More…

Researchers' brief provides important context for landmark school district secession case

Dec 05, 2017

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit hears the case of Stout v. Jefferson next week, it will be deciding more than the fate of one small community in Jefferson County, Alabama. The court's ruling, which likely will be the definitive opinion in this case, could set precedent for other cases in the three southern states comprising the 11th circuit. Researchers' brief provides important context for landmark school district secession case - Read More…

Minority students' disabilities less likely to be identified in U.S. schools

Nov 15, 2017

Professor Paul Morgan and four colleagues replicated an earlier but provocative study that found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having disabilities as they attend U.S. schools. Minority students' disabilities less likely to be identified in U.S. schools - Read More…

Tracing trends could lead to better public health education

Sep 20, 2017

New research conducted by David Baker, professor of educational theory and policy, and sociology, shows that educated members of society are the trailblazers of risky behaviors. Tracing trends could lead to better public health education - Read More…

Speaker to discuss 'The Color of Law'

Speaker to discuss 'The Color of Law'

Sep 18, 2017

Author Richard Rothstein will speak on "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 116 Lewis Katz Building on the Penn State University Park campus. Speaker to discuss 'The Color of Law' - Read More…

Graduate students author journal article

Aug 17, 2017

Chi Nguyen and Maraki Kebede, graduate students in Education Policy Studies, authored "Immigrant Students in the Trump Era: What We Know and Do Not Know," which appears in the September issue of the journal Educational Policy. Graduate students author journal article - Read More…

Morgan named Eberly Faculty Fellow

Morgan named Eberly Faculty Fellow

Jul 26, 2017

Paul L. Morgan, professor of education and demography, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education. His six-year term began July 1. Morgan named Eberly Faculty Fellow - Read More…

Center for Education and Civil Rights examines integration among K-12 schools

Center for Education and Civil Rights examines integration among K-12 schools

Jul 19, 2017

Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights' ongoing quest to eliminate educational inequities and advance school integration efforts moved forward in Washington, D.C., recently during a "Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment" conference. Center for Education and Civil Rights examines integration among K-12 schools - Read More…

Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award supports students in recovery

Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award supports students in recovery

Jul 13, 2017

A new endowed scholarship will focus on supporting Penn State’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). The Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award was established by Dorie Evensen, professor emerita of education and 25-year member of the Penn State College of Education faculty, who retired June 30. Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award supports students in recovery - Read More…

Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity

Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity

Jun 08, 2017

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. Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity - Read More…

New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains

New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains

May 24, 2017

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. New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains - Read More…

Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

May 23, 2017

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. Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools - Read More…

School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools

May 22, 2017

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. School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools - Read More…

Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru

Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru

May 03, 2017

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. Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru - Read More…

Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education

Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education

Apr 27, 2017

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. Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education - Read More…

College of Education well-represented at national conference

College of Education well-represented at national conference

Apr 26, 2017

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. College of Education well-represented at national conference - Read More…

Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship

Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship

Apr 24, 2017

Rachel Montgomery awarded $35,000 to assist emerging scholars studying a variety of higher education topics. Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship - Read More…

Research first of its kind to study attendance patterns of rural students

Mar 31, 2017

While increasing college enrollment and graduate rates is a national priority, targeting the college behaviors of rural students is particularly important, according to Soo-yong Byun, associate professor of educational theory and policy and Social Sciences Research Institute co-funded faculty. Research first of its kind to study attendance patterns of rural students - Read More…

College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend

College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend

Mar 30, 2017

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. College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend - Read More…

Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education

Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education

Mar 29, 2017

Educators, counselors, school administrators and preservice educators can get a crash course on how the recent executive orders on immigration affect their work at "Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know." Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education - Read More…

Study explores impacts of school choice on segregation

Mar 28, 2017

Associate Professor of Education Erica Frankenberg is leading a study that explores how school choice is affecting racial composition and segregation in Pennsylvania schools. Study explores impacts of school choice on segregation - Read More…

Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace

Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace

Mar 09, 2017

"We still have a way to go to have a truly inclusive democracy and race is probably the most important piece of that. ..." Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace - Read More…

College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert

College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert

Mar 03, 2017

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. College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert - Read More…

Student group endows award

Student group endows award

Mar 02, 2017

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. Student group endows award - Read More…

Doctoral student earns $20,000 dissertation grant

Doctoral student earns $20,000 dissertation grant

Feb 15, 2017

Understanding demographic patterns with a school district a useful part of integration methods, Taylor says. Doctoral student earns $20,000 dissertation grant - Read More…

Center for Education and Civil Rights to host forum Feb. 21

Feb 14, 2017

The Center for Education and Civil Rights will host a forum from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 236 Chambers Building, to discuss policy continuity and change in civil rights in post-secondary and professional education in the Trump Administration. Center for Education and Civil Rights to host forum Feb. 21 - Read More…

American Journal of Education takes extraordinary jump within international rankings

American Journal of Education takes extraordinary jump within international rankings

Feb 06, 2017

That the American Journal of Education rose to fourth in the most recent SCImago Journal & Country Rank is impressive enough. The pace of its meteoric advancement from not being ranked among the top 50 in 2012 to where it is today is what caught the collective eye of its co-editors. American Journal of Education takes extraordinary jump within international rankings - Read More…

Frankenberg again named among most influential in shaping education

Frankenberg again named among most influential in shaping education

Jan 16, 2017

For the third year in a row, Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography, and co-director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, is on the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list of the top 200 U.S.-based university scholars who influence education policy and practice. Frankenberg again named among most influential in shaping education - Read More…

Study examines evidence of racial disparities in special education

Dec 07, 2016

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. Study examines evidence of racial disparities in special education - Read More…

Promoting diversity brings things ‘full circle’ for student

Promoting diversity brings things ‘full circle’ for student

Nov 17, 2016

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. Promoting diversity brings things ‘full circle’ for student - Read More…

Gift creates unique endowed professorship

Nov 14, 2016

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. Gift creates unique endowed professorship - Read More…

Report breaks down increase in international branch campuses

Nov 09, 2016

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. Report breaks down increase in international branch campuses - Read More…

College dream becomes reality through Penn State program

College dream becomes reality through Penn State program

Oct 31, 2016

Maria Schmidt builds Summer College Opportunity Program in Education from the ground up. College dream becomes reality through Penn State program - Read More…

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

Oct 31, 2016

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. S.C.O.P.E. program helps prospective students put Penn State in focus - Read More…

Doctoral candidate to present at international conference

Oct 20, 2016

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. Doctoral candidate to present at international conference - Read More…

Study cites inequities in access to advanced courses in Pennsylvania high schools

Oct 18, 2016

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. Study cites inequities in access to advanced courses in Pennsylvania high schools - Read More…

New report finds substantial racial and linguistic segregation among preschoolers

New report finds substantial racial and linguistic segregation among preschoolers

Oct 13, 2016

'Segregation at an Early Age' report urges formation of policy to help preschools draw a more diverse enrollment. New report finds substantial racial and linguistic segregation among preschoolers - Read More…

Lecture to focus on identity, higher ed and social activism

Lecture to focus on identity, higher ed and social activism

Sep 23, 2016

The Center for Education and Civil Rights presents Susana Muñoz, assistant professor of higher education at Colorado State University, who will speak on “Undocumented and Unafraid: Identity, Higher Education & Social Activism” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in 112 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus. Lecture to focus on identity, higher ed and social activism - Read More…

Kinser on webinar panel

Kinser on webinar panel

Sep 22, 2016

Kevin Kinser, head of the Department of Education Policy Studies in the College of Education, is a speaker for a free webinar, “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity,” scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Kinser on webinar panel - Read More…

New grant examines early academic difficulties of children with disabilities

Sep 08, 2016

Children with disabilities often struggle in mathematics and science, but a new Penn State project led by Paul Morgan, professor of education, will investigate whether executive functions help explain these children’s academic difficulties. New grant examines early academic difficulties of children with disabilities - Read More…

Diverse school-district administration beneficial to students, research shows

Diverse school-district administration beneficial to students, research shows

Aug 29, 2016

Associate professor Ed Fuller's Texas-based research also reveals assistant principals of color take 'much longer' to be named principals. Diverse school-district administration beneficial to students, research shows - Read More…

Working play into early childhood education bolsters students' learning experience

Working play into early childhood education bolsters students' learning experience

Aug 23, 2016

Research by Jim Johnson, Viana Wu shows play is necessary for development of preschool and primary children. Working play into early childhood education bolsters students' learning experience - Read More…

Education researcher partners with PDE to support rights of transgender students

Education researcher partners with PDE to support rights of transgender students

Aug 11, 2016

Maria Lewis, assistant professor of education, is working collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools on issues of how to better accommodate transgender youth within the state’s school districts. Education researcher partners with PDE to support rights of transgender students - Read More…

Dooris recognized for distinguished service

Dooris recognized for distinguished service

Jul 27, 2016

Mike Dooris, former executive director of the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment (OPIA) at Penn State and retired affiliate faculty in Education Policy Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the North East Association for Institutional Research’s (NEAIR) Distinguished Service Award. Dooris recognized for distinguished service - Read More…

New center supports researchers investigating educational inequities

Jul 20, 2016

The Center for Educational Disparities Research is being jointly established by Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute and the College of Education to provide a support system for education-focused research. New center supports researchers investigating educational inequities - Read More…

Jobs for the Future names nine Distinguished Fellows

Jobs for the Future names nine Distinguished Fellows

Jun 29, 2016

Dana L. Mitra, associate professor of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies, is among those chosen for the inaugural cohort of Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows by Jobs for the Future’s Students at the Center initiative. Jobs for the Future names nine Distinguished Fellows - Read More…

College of Education faculty member to co-host international seminar

College of Education faculty member to co-host international seminar

Jun 29, 2016

Dana Mitra, associate professor of educational theory and policy in the Penn State College of Education, will represent the University as co-host for an international seminar on “Amplifying Student Voice and Partnership,” which will be held July 6-8 at the University of Vermont (UVM). College of Education faculty member to co-host international seminar - Read More…

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

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

Jun 01, 2016

As Chelsea Peak develops curriculum for an English language school in Beijing, China, she is simultaneously developing her path of life. Education alumna - and her students - adapt to new language in Beijing - Read More…

Faculty members publish book on school integration

Faculty members publish book on school integration

May 19, 2016

Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography, and Liliana Garces, assistant professor of higher education, recently published "School Integration Matters: Research-Based Strategies to Advance Equity." The book sheds light on how and why U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation more than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schooling inherently unequal. Faculty members publish book on school integration - Read More…

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

May 05, 2016

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. Summer interns in higher education graduate program span wide range of student affairs duties - Read More…

Graduate student receives the 2016 W. Lamar Kopp International Achievement Award

Apr 28, 2016

Chao Su, a Penn State graduate student pursuing a master of arts degree in educational theory and policy with a dual title in comparative and international education, received the 2016 W. Lamar Kopp International Achievement Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Graduate student receives the 2016 W. Lamar Kopp International Achievement Award - Read More…

Mitra attends education conference at White House

Mitra attends education conference at White House

Mar 17, 2016

Dana Mitra, associate professor of education policy studies, participated in a national education conference at the White House on March 17, at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama. Mitra attends education conference at White House - Read More…

Science achievement gaps begin before kindergarten

Science achievement gaps begin before kindergarten

Feb 25, 2016

Academic achievement gaps in the United State are well documented in the upper elementary and middle school grades, with minority and low-income children consistently underperforming their peers. New Penn State research indicates that science achievement gaps may begin earlier than previously thought, before children enter kindergarten. Science achievement gaps begin before kindergarten - Read More…

Summer is a time for learning, enjoying Happy Valley

Summer is a time for learning, enjoying Happy Valley

Feb 23, 2016

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. Summer is a time for learning, enjoying Happy Valley - Read More…

Penn State professor named among most influential in shaping education

Jan 20, 2016

Penn State Associate Professor of Education and Demography Erica Frankenberg was recently named to the 2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list of the top 200 U.S.-based university scholars who influence education policy and practice. Penn State professor named among most influential in shaping education - Read More…

Early vocabulary delays suggest therapy needs later in life

Early vocabulary delays suggest therapy needs later in life

Dec 01, 2015

A toddler’s vocabulary delays may indicate a future need for speech language therapy, but race and home language can play a role in obtaining these services, according to a recent Penn State study. Early vocabulary delays suggest therapy needs later in life - Read More…

Life as an immigrant inspires book

Life as an immigrant inspires book

Nov 20, 2015

From Russia to Israel to America, Katerina Bodovski has encountered many experiences in her lifetime. She is now sharing those experiences with others in her new book. Life as an immigrant inspires book - Read More…

Assistant professor files another amicus brief

Assistant professor files another amicus brief

Oct 26, 2015

This will be Garces' fourth amicus curiae before the country's highest federal court. Assistant professor files another amicus brief - Read More…

Professor of education named Batschelet Chair

Professor of education named Batschelet Chair

Oct 12, 2015

Gerald LeTendre, professor of education and international affairs and head of the department of education policy studies for the College of Education, has been named the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration. Professor of education named Batschelet Chair - Read More…

Teaching vocab to kids early may lead to better academics, behavior later on

Aug 21, 2015

Two-year-old children with larger oral vocabularies enter U.S. kindergarten classrooms better at reading and mathematics as well as better behaved, according to a team of researchers lead by Paul Morgan, associate professor of education policy studies at Penn State. Teaching vocab to kids early may lead to better academics, behavior later on - Read More…

Penn State online graduate degree helps principal in Qatar improve her school

Penn State online graduate degree helps principal in Qatar improve her school

Jul 30, 2015

Kelsie Abduljawad, of Doha, Qatar, graduated in December 2014 with a master’s degree in educational leadership that she completed online through Penn State World Campus. She has been able to apply what she learned in her coursework to help with decision-making for her school’s accreditation, professional development programming and curriculum. Penn State online graduate degree helps principal in Qatar improve her school - Read More…

Online Learning Consortium honors faculty members with Best-in-Track award

Online Learning Consortium honors faculty members with Best-in-Track award

Jul 06, 2015

Boggess, Le Tendre, Musoleno produce webcast to facilitate online faculty development, cross-cultural awareness. Online Learning Consortium honors faculty members with Best-in-Track award - Read More…

Promotion and tenure

May 28, 2015

A listing of faculty who have been promoted and/or received tenure. Promotion and tenure - Read More…

Center president to discuss proposed state education budget

Apr 13, 2015

Ron Cowell, president of the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC), will discuss Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2015-16 state education budget from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 303 Rackley Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. Center president to discuss proposed state education budget - Read More…

Research suggests school accountability measure is inaccurate

Research suggests school accountability measure is inaccurate

Feb 04, 2015

Research by Ed Fuller, executive director of the Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy Analysis (CEEPA) in Penn State’s College of Education, suggests that Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profile (SPP) scores are inaccurate measures of school effectiveness. Research suggests school accountability measure is inaccurate - Read More…

Financial Aid Programs, Access to Higher Education

Financial Aid Programs, Access to Higher Education

Jan 06, 2015

Two College of Education faculty members research how higher education access has changed over the years due to rising costs. Financial Aid Programs, Access to Higher Education - Read More…

Faculty Member Coauthors Guide For Universities Managing Student Protests

Faculty Member Coauthors Guide For Universities Managing Student Protests

Jan 05, 2015

Neal Hutchens, associate professor of education, helped write a resource for higher-education institutions to navigate difficult campus protests. Faculty Member Coauthors Guide For Universities Managing Student Protests - Read More…

Promise of Equality from Common Core Not so Easily Achieved

Promise of Equality from Common Core Not so Easily Achieved

Dec 18, 2014

A research report from Associate Professor Mindy Kornhaber and her team revealed that there can be problems with the view of equity that most Common Core policy entrepreneurs hold. Promise of Equality from Common Core Not so Easily Achieved - Read More…

Schools Pursuing Diversity Face Numerous Challenges

Schools Pursuing Diversity Face Numerous Challenges

Dec 10, 2014

A report from Erica Frankenberg, assistant professor of education, and her colleagues reveals that schools that pursue diversity can face a number of challenges. Schools Pursuing Diversity Face Numerous Challenges - Read More…

American Journal of Education Receives Top Rankings

American Journal of Education Receives Top Rankings

Dec 03, 2014

Research and information published in the American Journal of Education (AJE) is impacting education and educational research, as demonstrated by recent rankings by Thomson Reuters. American Journal of Education Receives Top Rankings - Read More…

Student’s Drive to Improve Inner-City Education Standards Influences Career Path

Student’s Drive to Improve Inner-City Education Standards Influences Career Path

Nov 20, 2014

Philip Chew, an undergraduate student in the College of Education studying Education and Public Policy, had his career aspirations confirmed after an internship under the New York City Department of Education. Student’s Drive to Improve Inner-City Education Standards Influences Career Path - Read More…

Racial, Ethnic Diversity on Campus: Considering Legal, Public Policy Developments, Future Implications

Nov 10, 2014

Assistant Professor Liliana Garces provides an overview of how colleges and universities are becoming increasingly more diverse, but legal decisions are making it more difficult for institutions of higher learning to assemble a diverse student body. Racial, Ethnic Diversity on Campus: Considering Legal, Public Policy Developments, Future Implications - Read More…

Highlighting Veterans in the College

Nov 06, 2014

The College of Education recognizes the veterans within its community with snapshots of students, faculty, and staff. Highlighting Veterans in the College - Read More…

College of Education Online Programs Highly Ranked by Online Resource

Nov 07, 2014

Two of the College of Education’s online master in education programs—Higher Education and Learning, Design, and Technology—delivered through Penn State World Campus, were recently recognized as some of the best online degree programs in the nation by TheBestSchools.org, a leading resource for campus and online education. College of Education Online Programs Highly Ranked by Online Resource - Read More…

Mentor Ignites Student's Passion for Teaching, Mentoring, AIDS Education

Oct 30, 2014

Sakena Sampson started a mentoring program for young women and is heavily involved in HIV/AIDS education, a motivation stemming from her middle school assistant principal, who continues to mentor and advise Sampson. Mentor Ignites Student's Passion for Teaching, Mentoring, AIDS Education - Read More…

Latina Master’s Student Provides Crucial Support to University Cultural Centers

Latina Master’s Student Provides Crucial Support to University Cultural Centers

Oct 24, 2014

Roseilyn Guzman, a master’s student studying higher education (student affairs emphasis), sought out invaluable experiences with Latino/a cultural centers this summer during her student affairs and research internships at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Latina Master’s Student Provides Crucial Support to University Cultural Centers - Read More…

New York City Internship Confirms Student’s Desire to Help Disadvantaged Youth

Sep 25, 2014

Titus Chen's internship with New York City's Department of Education taught him the importance of staying true to his principles. New York City Internship Confirms Student’s Desire to Help Disadvantaged Youth - Read More…

Eight Students Named as Recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships

Sep 15, 2014

The College of Education announced the 2014–15 cohort for the Dean's Graduate Assistantships. Eight Students Named as Recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships - Read More…

New Faculty Members Join College of Education

Sep 03, 2014

The College of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of eight faculty members for this academic year. New Faculty Members Join College of Education - Read More…

Alumna Ronyelle Ricard Focuses Career on HBCUs

Jul 29, 2014

Alumna Ronyelle Ricard has spent her professional life advancing the cause of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Alumna Ronyelle Ricard Focuses Career on HBCUs - Read More…

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

Jul 25, 2014

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. Two Faculty Members Evaluating Penn State Pilot Program that Seeks to Increase Diversity in Science, Engineering - Read More…

Penn State’s Academic Leadership Academy Prepares Higher Education Administrators from India, US

Jul 22, 2014

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. Penn State’s Academic Leadership Academy Prepares Higher Education Administrators from India, US - Read More…

College of Education Faculty Member Performs Pa. Folk at International Rock Festival

College of Education Faculty Member Performs Pa. Folk at International Rock Festival

Jun 30, 2014

Kai A. Schafft, associate professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies, performed with indie rock band Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy at Azkena Rock Festival outside of Bilbao, Spain on June 20. College of Education Faculty Member Performs Pa. Folk at International Rock Festival - Read More…

College of Education Faculty Member Presents TEDx Talk on How Education Positively Impacts the World

Jun 25, 2014

David Baker, professor in the College of Education, presented at a recent TEDx Fulbright event and discussed how education is better than ever before. College of Education Faculty Member Presents TEDx Talk on How Education Positively Impacts the World - Read More…

School Choice Policies can Relieve or Exacerbate Segregation

Mar 12, 2013

College of Education Assistant Professor Erica Frankenberg co-authored a book that examines the effect that school choice and charter schools has on segregation. School Choice Policies can Relieve or Exacerbate Segregation - Read More…

Eleven Students Receive Research Grants

Mar 01, 2013

The Dean's Office has awarded RIG awards to 11 students. Eleven Students Receive Research Grants - Read More…

College of Education to offer Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Jan 30, 2013

Penn State's College of Education will collaborate with the Division of Student Affairs to offer a master's degree in higher education and student affairs. College of Education to offer Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs - Read More…

Alumna Receives Dissertation Award for Groundbreaking Research

Nov 13, 2012

Dr. Erin McHenry-Sorber '11 Ph.D. has received the Edward W. Chance Memorial Rural Education Dissertation Award from the National Rural Education Association for her groundbreaking research on the politics of teacher strikes in rural communities. Alumna Receives Dissertation Award for Groundbreaking Research - Read More…

Principal and Doctoral Candidate’s School is Awarded National “Breakthrough” Schools Award

Nov 10, 2012

Doctoral candidate Tom Dodd is the principal at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado. His school was recently recognized as a Breakthrough School by a partnership between the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the MetLife Foundation. Principal and Doctoral Candidate’s School is Awarded National “Breakthrough” Schools Award - Read More…

Former Trustee Rodney Hughes Seeks Ph.D. in Higher Education

Aug 22, 2012

“I’m really bad at predicting where I’ll end up,” says Rodney Hughes, a doctoral candidate in the higher education program at Penn State. Today he researches the effects of tuition pricing on admissions and its relation to the accessibility of higher education. However, this was not always the plan... Former Trustee Rodney Hughes Seeks Ph.D. in Higher Education - Read More…

M. Christopher Brown II Establishes Endowment for Higher Education

Jul 27, 2012

M. Christopher Brown II Establishes Endowment in the College of Education for Higher Education Program M. Christopher Brown II Establishes Endowment for Higher Education - Read More…

Academy to Address India's Higher Education Needs

Jun 22, 2012

Penn State’s Center for the Study of Higher Education is involved with Rutgers University and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as an award recipient from the Obama-Singh Initiative. Academy to Address India's Higher Education Needs - Read More…

Cheslock Heads the Center for the Study of Higher Education

Jun 11, 2012

John Cheslock has been named director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education Cheslock Heads the Center for the Study of Higher Education - Read More…

Terenzini Receives Stecklein Award from Association for Institutional Research

Jun 11, 2012

Pat Terenzini, distinguished professor emeritus, has now won all three major awards from the Association for Institutional Research. Terenzini Receives Stecklein Award from Association for Institutional Research - Read More…

Kornhaber Consults for Television Show in the Use of Multiple Intelligences

Mar 28, 2012

Mindy Kornhaber recently had a unique opportunity in television, serving as a consultant to "Canada’s Smartest Person." Kornhaber Consults for Television Show in the Use of Multiple Intelligences - Read More…

Monk to Chair AERA Government Relations Committee

Mar 22, 2012

Dean Monk has been picked to head the AERA's Government Relations Committee. Monk to Chair AERA Government Relations Committee - Read More…

Post Delivers Two Keynote Addresses at Conference in Ecuador

Mar 20, 2012

Professor David Post gave two keynote speeches in Ecuador at a conference on higher education reform. Post Delivers Two Keynote Addresses at Conference in Ecuador - Read More…

Penn State College of Education to Co-Host CIES 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico

Mar 14, 2012

San Juan, Puerto Rico is the site of this April's Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, being planned by Penn State's David Baker. Penn State College of Education to Co-Host CIES 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico - Read More…

School Safety Workshop to be Held

Oct 14, 2011

School administrators and partnering law enforcement are encouraged to attend the School Safety Workshop Nov. 17 at Penn State. School Safety Workshop to be Held - Read More…

First-Grade Behavior Has Long-Term Effect on Reading and Mathematics in Later Years, Study Shows

Oct 13, 2011

The level of school readiness of first-grade students can have an effect on their educational outcomes as they approach middle school. First-Grade Behavior Has Long-Term Effect on Reading and Mathematics in Later Years, Study Shows - Read More…

Frankenberg Co-Edits New Book that Examines School Integration

Oct 06, 2011

"Integrating Schools in a Changing Society" is the title of a new book co-edited by Erica Frankenberg. Frankenberg Co-Edits New Book that Examines School Integration - Read More…

Zahorchak Named 2011 Alumni Fellow

Oct 04, 2011

Gerald Zahorchak, former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has been named an alumni fellow at Penn State. Zahorchak Named 2011 Alumni Fellow - Read More…

Two New Faculty Members at University Park

Sep 08, 2011

Ed Fuller joins the Educational Leadership program, while Roy Clariana moves from Penn State Great Valley to the Instructional Systems program at University Park. Two New Faculty Members at University Park - Read More…

Susan Faircloth Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to New Zealand

Jul 12, 2011

Susan Faircloth has won a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to New Zealand next spring. Susan Faircloth Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to New Zealand - Read More…

Schafft Delivers Plenary Address at Conference in Greece

Jun 23, 2011

Kai Schafft is slated to give a plenary address at a prestigious international conference in Crete. Schafft Delivers Plenary Address at Conference in Greece - Read More…

William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow

William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow

Jun 23, 2011

William Hartman, a professor in the Educational Leadership Program, has been awarded a Distinguished Fellow Award at the inaugural National Education Finance Conference held in Tampa, Florida, in May. William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow - Read More…

Roger Shouse to Speak at Global Forum in Korea

Jun 11, 2011

Roger Shouse has been invited to speak at the 2011 Global Human Resources Forum, to be held in Seoul, South Korea, in November. The conference brings together representatives of global businesses, universities, governments, and international organizations. Roger Shouse to Speak at Global Forum in Korea - Read More…

CREC Announces Reynolds School District as 2011 Rural Award Winner

Apr 22, 2011

The Center on Rural Education and Communities and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools name Reynolds School District as rural award winner. CREC Announces Reynolds School District as 2011 Rural Award Winner - Read More…

LeTendre Appointed to Second Term as EPS Department Head

Apr 12, 2011

Gerry has been reappointed as the department head of Education Policy Studies in the College, extending his leadership role through 2014. LeTendre Appointed to Second Term as EPS Department Head - Read More…

College Announces Ronald Ehrenberg as Commencement Speaker

Apr 12, 2011

Cornell University's Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the featured speaker at the College of Education's undergraduate commencement ceremonies. He also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. College Announces Ronald Ehrenberg as Commencement Speaker - Read More…

EPS Students Attend Washington Policy Seminar

Mar 23, 2011

Undergraduates as well as graduate students met with administrators in the nation's capital. EPS Students Attend Washington Policy Seminar - Read More…

Green Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration

Feb 09, 2011

Preston Green has been appointed the Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration in Penn State’s College of Education. Green Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration - Read More…

Faircloth Named Director of American Indian Leadership Program

Dec 17, 2010

Susan Faircloth has been appointed director of the American Indian Leadership Program in Penn State's College of Education. Faircloth Named Director of American Indian Leadership Program - Read More…

A Master's Program with Personality

Dec 01, 2010

Former and current students of the College Student Affairs graduate program discuss their experiences at Penn State, and how it will affect their careers. A Master's Program with Personality - Read More…

Terenzini Receives Distinguished Career Award from ASHE

Dec 06, 2010

AHSE names Pat Terenzini recipient of the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award Terenzini Receives Distinguished Career Award from ASHE - Read More…

Seven Students Receive Dean’s Graduate Assistantships in the College of Education

Nov 08, 2010

Seven graduate students have been named recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship & Research in Education. Seven Students Receive Dean’s Graduate Assistantships in the College of Education - Read More…

Professor Rebecca Tsosie to speak on the future of Indian education

Sep 02, 2010

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Leadership Program at Penn State, Professor Rebecca Tsosie will speak at Penn State Law on "Tribal self-determination and the future of Indian education." Her talk is scheduled for October 13. Professor Rebecca Tsosie to speak on the future of Indian education - Read More…

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