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A Master's Program with Personality
Former and current students of the College Student Affairs graduate program discuss their experiences at Penn State, and how it will affect their careers.
Academy to Address India's Higher Education Needs
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.
Ailing Financial Conditions of School Districts Likely to Continue, Says Hartman
Expect financial hardships of school districts to continue, says Penn State's Bill Hartman.
Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education
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 Receives Dissertation Award for Groundbreaking Research
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 Ronyelle Ricard Focuses Career on HBCUs
Alumna Ronyelle Ricard has spent her professional life advancing the cause of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
American Journal of Education takes extraordinary jump within international rankings
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 Receives Top Rankings
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.
Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research to be streamed live
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.
Around the College: April 11, 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
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Around the College: Aug. 22, 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
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Around the College: Jan. 16, 2019
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Around the College: June 6, 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
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Around the College: Nov. 28, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Around the College: Oct. 17, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Around the College: Oct. 31, 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
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Assistant professor files another amicus brief
This will be Garces' fourth amicus curiae before the country's highest federal court.
Baker Heads Study to Examine Impact of Higher Education on Global Knowledge Society
David Baker is heading a two-year international study of higher education effects on science knowledge.
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.
Center for Education and Civil Rights to host forum Feb. 21
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 examines integration among K-12 schools
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 president to discuss proposed state education budget
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.
Cheslock Heads the Center for the Study of Higher Education
John Cheslock has been named director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education
Children’s race, not disability status, may predict more frequent suspension
New research, led by Paul L. Morgan, Harry and Marion Eberly Fellow, professor of education and demography, and director of Penn State’s Center for Educational Disparities Research, has found that, among students in kindergarten through eighth grade, students who are black are more frequently suspended than white students of similar behavioral, academic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
CIES 2018 Presentations by Penn State Faculty & Students
Class on sustainability sparked major interest for education and public policy student
A junior from Austin, Texas, Claire Talley took a course on sustainability in education course in spring 2017 with Peter Buckland, the academic programs manager for Penn State's Sustainability Institute, and her interest in the subject escalated from there.
College Announces Ronald Ehrenberg as Commencement Speaker
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 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.
College dream becomes reality through Penn State program
Maria Schmidt builds Summer College Opportunity Program in Education from the ground up.
College of Education alumnus earns Alumni Achievement Award
Brian Patchcoski, a 2010 graduate of the College of Education with a master's degree in college student affairs/higher education, is one of 15 prominent young alumni to be honored by the Penn State Alumni Association with the Alumni Achievement Award.
College of Education Faculty Member Presents TEDx Talk on How Education Positively Impacts the World
David Baker, professor in the College of Education, presented at a recent TEDx Fulbright event and discussed how education is better than ever before.
College of Education faculty member to co-host international seminar
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 Performs Pa. Folk at International Rock Festival
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, 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.
College of Education Online Programs Highly Ranked by Online Resource
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, a leading resource for campus and online education.
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.
College of Education students benefit from 'The Moth' storytelling production
Participants reveal something transformational that happened in their lives.
College of Education to offer Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs
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 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.
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.
CREC Announces Reynolds School District as 2011 Rural Award Winner
The Center on Rural Education and Communities and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools name Reynolds School District as rural award winner.
David Monk to step down as dean of Penn State College of Education
David H. Monk, dean of the College of Education, today (Oct. 26) announced his plans to step down as dean on June 30, 2019. The University will immediately launch a national search for the next dean of the College.
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.
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.
Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship
Rachel Montgomery awarded $35,000 to assist emerging scholars studying a variety of higher education topics.
Doctoral candidate to present at international conference
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 student earns $20,000 dissertation grant
Understanding demographic patterns with a school district a useful part of integration methods, Taylor says.
Dooris recognized for distinguished service
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.
Early vocabulary delays suggest therapy needs later in life
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.
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.
Education researcher partners with PDE to support rights of transgender students
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.
Eight Students Named as Recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships
The College of Education announced the 2014–15 cohort for the Dean's Graduate Assistantships.
Eleven Students Receive Research Grants
The Dean's Office has awarded RIG awards to 11 students.
EPS Holiday Charity Fundraiser
EPS Students Attend Washington Policy Seminar
Undergraduates as well as graduate students met with administrators in the nation's capital.
Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award supports students in recovery
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.
Events planned to mark Brown vs. Board of Education anniversary
The Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) is co-hosting a series of events leading up to the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision in May 2019.
Faculty Member Coauthors Guide For Universities Managing Student Protests
Neal Hutchens, associate professor of education, helped write a resource for higher-education institutions to navigate difficult campus protests.
Faculty members publish book on school integration
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.
Faircloth Named Director of American Indian Leadership Program
Susan Faircloth has been appointed director of the American Indian Leadership Program in Penn State's College of Education.
Financial Aid Programs, Access to Higher Education
Two College of Education faculty members research how higher education access has changed over the years due to rising costs.
First-Grade Behavior Has Long-Term Effect on Reading and Mathematics in Later Years, Study Shows
The level of school readiness of first-grade students can have an effect on their educational outcomes as they approach middle school.
Former Trustee Rodney Hughes Seeks Ph.D. in Higher Education
“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...
Frankenberg again among RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influencers
Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education (educational leadership) and demography, and an associate in the University's Population Research Institute, once again is included among the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
Frankenberg again named among most influential in shaping education
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 Co-Edits New Book that Examines School Integration
"Integrating Schools in a Changing Society" is the title of a new book co-edited by Erica Frankenberg.
Frankenberg to participate on national panel in D.C.
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.
Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools
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.
Gift creates unique endowed professorship
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.
Graduate student receives the 2016 W. Lamar Kopp International Achievement Award
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 students author journal article
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.
Grateful alumnus uses estate gift to help struggling doctoral students
Richard Dorman remembers his days as a financially frugal graduate student and he’d like future doctoral candidates at Penn State to have memories a bit more pleasant.
Green Named Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration
Preston Green has been appointed the Batschelet Chaired Professor of Educational Administration in Penn State’s College of Education.
Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace
"We still have a way to go to have a truly inclusive democracy and race is probably the most important piece of that. ..."
Highlighting Veterans in the College
The College of Education recognizes the veterans within its community with snapshots of students, faculty, and staff.
Interdisciplinary team delivers intensive education leadership program
An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the College of Education and the Smeal College of Business, hosted by Penn State Executive Programs, is sharing its collective expertise with 26 officials from 15 higher education institutions in India who are at University Park for a weeklong immersion program.
Jobs for the Future names nine Distinguished Fellows
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.
Kevin Kinser embraces leadership role in Education Policy Studies
New department head impressed by overall academic program in College of Education.
Kindergarten difficulties may predict academic achievement across primary grades
New Penn State research suggests that children’s academic difficulties in kindergarten may be able to predict continued difficulties throughout elementary school.
Kinser on webinar panel
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.
Kornhaber Consults for Television Show in the Use of Multiple Intelligences
Mindy Kornhaber recently had a unique opportunity in television, serving as a consultant to "Canada’s Smartest Person."
Latina Master’s Student Provides Crucial Support to University Cultural Centers
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).
Lecture to focus on identity, higher ed and social activism
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.
LeTendre Appointed to Second Term as EPS Department Head
Gerry has been reappointed as the department head of Education Policy Studies in the College, extending his leadership role through 2014.
Life as an immigrant inspires book
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.
M. Christopher Brown II Establishes Endowment for Higher Education
M. Christopher Brown II Establishes Endowment in the College of Education for Higher Education Program
Meet Lee Juarez, Academic and Enrollment Services Graduate Assistant
Mentor Ignites Student's Passion for Teaching, Mentoring, AIDS Education
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.
Minority students' disabilities less likely to be identified in U.S. schools
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.
Mitra attends education conference at White House
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.
Monk to Chair AERA Government Relations Committee
Dean Monk has been picked to head the AERA's Government Relations Committee.
Morgan named Eberly Faculty Fellow
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.
New center supports researchers investigating educational inequities
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 Faculty Members Join College of Education
The College of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of eight faculty members for this academic year.
New grant examines early academic difficulties of children with disabilities
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 report finds substantial racial and linguistic segregation among preschoolers
'Segregation at an Early Age' report urges formation of policy to help preschools draw a more diverse enrollment.
New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains
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 York City Internship Confirms Student’s Desire to Help Disadvantaged Youth
Titus Chen's internship with New York City's Department of Education taught him the importance of staying true to his principles.
No Hate Penn State: Student-group promotes inclusivity and awareness in community
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.
Online education programs rank in the top 10
For the third straight year, Penn State is the most recognized among hundreds of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s top online degree programs, including online education programs.
Online Learning Consortium honors faculty members with Best-in-Track award
Boggess, Le Tendre, Musoleno produce webcast to facilitate online faculty development, cross-cultural awareness.
Partnership to help South Africa universities redress apartheid legacy
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.
Partnerships with Penn State Law, Student Affairs provide varied degree options
Students receive clear understanding of the nature of the work that awaits them.
Penn State College of Education to Co-Host CIES 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico
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 doctoral student selected for prestigious California academic program
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 online graduate degree helps principal in Qatar improve her school
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 professor named among most influential in shaping education
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’s Academic Leadership Academy Prepares Higher Education Administrators from India, US
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.
Post Delivers Two Keynote Addresses at Conference in Ecuador
Professor David Post gave two keynote speeches in Ecuador at a conference on higher education reform.
Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education
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."
Preview Days matches higher education master's students with graduate assistantships
New graduate students say College of Education program is most helpful in their decision-making process.
Principal and Doctoral Candidate’s School is Awarded National “Breakthrough” Schools Award
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.
Professor of education named Batschelet Chair
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 Rebecca Tsosie to speak on the future of Indian education
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.
Promise of Equality from Common Core Not so Easily Achieved
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.
Promoting diversity brings things ‘full circle’ for student
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.
Promotion and tenure
A listing of faculty who have been promoted and/or received tenure.
Racial, Ethnic Diversity on Campus: Considering Legal, Public Policy Developments, Future Implications
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.
Rankin Co-Authors Book on the Experiences of Transgender People
New book details the experiences of transgender people in today’s society.
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.
Recent graduate honors those who helped him by giving back to causes dear to his heart
As a recent College of Education graduate and new member of the Golden Lion Society, Ramon Guzman describes giving as the next chapter in his love story with Penn State
Report breaks down increase in international branch campuses
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.
Research examines how criminal justice contact can affect college enrollment
Early contact with the criminal justice system through arrest could have long-term negative consequences for black male college enrollment, research shows.
Research first of its kind to study attendance patterns of rural students
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 project changes lives in remote communities in Peru
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 suggests school accountability measure is inaccurate
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.
Researcher seeks to increase college enrollment, success among foster youth
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.
Researchers' brief provides important context for landmark school district secession case
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.
Roger Shouse to Speak at Global Forum in Korea
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.
Rosinger awarded William T. Grant Foundation funding
Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies, is a recipient of one of five research grants awarded by the William T. Grant Foundation for research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.
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.
Schafft Delivers Plenary Address at Conference in Greece
Kai Schafft is slated to give a plenary address at a prestigious international conference in Crete.
School Choice Policies can Relieve or Exacerbate Segregation
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 may impact segregation and diversity of public schools
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 Safety Workshop to be Held
School administrators and partnering law enforcement are encouraged to attend the School Safety Workshop Nov. 17 at Penn State.
Schools Pursuing Diversity Face Numerous Challenges
A report from Erica Frankenberg, assistant professor of education, and her colleagues reveals that schools that pursue diversity can face a number of challenges.
Schreyer Honors College awards grant to College of Education to craft an assessment plan
Associate professors David Guthrie and Karen Paulson have received allocations to develop a comprehensive assessment plan for Penn State's Schreyer Honors College.
Science achievement gaps begin before kindergarten
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.
Seven Students Receive Dean’s Graduate Assistantships in the College of Education
Seven graduate students have been named recipients of Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship & Research in Education.
Speaker to discuss 'The Color of Law'
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.
Stefkovich and Colleague Named Authors of the Month by Routledge
Stefkovich earns Author of the Month honors for book
Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity
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 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.
Student’s Drive to Improve Inner-City Education Standards Influences Career Path
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.
Study cites inequities in access to advanced courses in Pennsylvania high schools
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 examines evidence of racial disparities in special education
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 explores impacts of school choice on segregation
Associate Professor of Education Erica Frankenberg is leading a study that explores how school choice is affecting racial composition and segregation in Pennsylvania schools.
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.
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.
Susan Faircloth Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to New Zealand
Susan Faircloth has won a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to New Zealand next spring.
Teaching vocab to kids early may lead to better academics, behavior later on
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.
Terenzini Receives Distinguished Career Award from ASHE
AHSE names Pat Terenzini recipient of the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award
Terenzini Receives Stecklein Award from Association for Institutional Research
Pat Terenzini, distinguished professor emeritus, has now won all three major awards from the Association for Institutional Research.
Tracing trends could lead to better public health education
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.
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.
Two New Faculty Members at University Park
Ed Fuller joins the Educational Leadership program, while Roy Clariana moves from Penn State Great Valley to the Instructional Systems program at University Park.
William Hartman Named Distinguished Fellow
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.
Working play into early childhood education bolsters students' learning experience
Research by Jim Johnson, Viana Wu shows play is necessary for development of preschool and primary children.
Zahorchak Named 2011 Alumni Fellow
Gerald Zahorchak, former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has been named an alumni fellow at Penn State.

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