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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…

Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant

Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant

Aug 21, 2019

Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and a team of researchers were recently awarded a total of $373,590 to analyze how variations in performance-based funding (PBF) policies in higher education impact outcomes for underserved students and under-resourced institutions. Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant - Read More…

Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning

Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning

Aug 06, 2019

A groundbreaking new experimental study with more than 12,000 ninth grade students in the United States confirmed that a low-cost online program that takes less than an hour to complete can help students develop a growth mindset — the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed but can be developed. This is important because student motivation often suffers when students have been exposed to the idea that their intellectual abilities can't change. Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning - Read More…

Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement

Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement

Aug 06, 2019

Jessica Gorgas has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for the summer semester 2019 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus. Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement - Read More…

Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight

Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight

Jul 31, 2019

With busing and civil rights being key topics in the current Democratic presidential debates, Erica Frankenberg, professor of education (educational leadership), has found herself in the spotlight, being interviewed and quoted in national news outlets as an expert on those subjects. Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight - Read More…

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