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Class on sustainability sparked major interest for education and public policy student

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.

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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.

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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.

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Loretta Lowman: Teaching kids the fundamentals of reading

Loretta Lowman: Teaching kids the fundamentals of reading

The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Loretta Lowman, who overcame a learning disability as a child and found success as a special education teacher.

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AAUW to feature 2 Humphrey Fellows at annual luncheon

AAUW to feature 2 Humphrey Fellows at annual luncheon

Anjusha Durbarry and Susan Heidarishad, Humphrey Fellows in Penn State's College of Education, will serve as panelists for the State College chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) annual luncheon on Friday, Feb. 1.

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LDT graduate embraces online learning to help students

LDT graduate embraces online learning to help students

After 10 years working as a technology director and teacher for a small, rural school district, Marty Petrosky knew the best way to help his district was to return to school himself.

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

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

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

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Venancio Ybarra: Innovating online learning

Venancio Ybarra: Innovating online learning

The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features Venancio Ybarra, whose unexpected layoff in the tech field in 2001 led to a career in higher education.

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Rosinger awarded William T. Grant Foundation funding

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.

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'Schooling Narratives' film to be shown Dec. 10

"Schooling Narratives," a mini-documentary created by Penn State College of Education graduate students Wideline Seraphin and Ana Díaz Beltrán, will be shown at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in Heritage Hall of the HUB-Robeson Center on the Penn State University Park campus. The film features families of color in the State College Area School District, with a panel to follow the screening. The event is free to the public.

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

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

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

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Sexual risk assessment tool in the child welfare system developed

Research lead by Carlomango Panlilio, assistant professor of education, finds that few practical screening tools currently exist to identify victims of and those at risk for sexual exploitation.

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Love for international education takes alumna to the Philippines

Love for international education takes alumna to the Philippines

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

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NTNU delegation arrives for benchmarking visit

NTNU delegation arrives for benchmarking visit

A delegation from National Taiwan Normal University arrived on the University Park campus for a visit on Nov. 29.

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‘Old Main’ to be displayed inside Chambers Building

‘Old Main’ to be displayed inside Chambers Building

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

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