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 Joseph Glace: Helping clients achieve favorable outcomes

Joseph Glace: Helping clients achieve favorable outcomes

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 Joseph Glace, who's love of education led to a career as a lawyer.

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Grant to aid students' grasp of science behind natural disasters

Grant to aid students' grasp of science behind natural disasters

Scott McDonald, College of Education associate professor of science education, and The Concord Consortium in Massachusetts are using a four-year, $2.8 million National Science Foundation grant to develop data visualizations and simulations that help middle-school students understand big, system-level science ideas.

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National search underway for new dean of the College of Education

Penn State has launched a national search and is seeking candidates for the next dean of the College of Education. David H. Monk, who has led the college since 1999, announced in October 2018 that he will step down as dean on June 30 to pursue a phased retirement as a faculty member in the Department of Education Policy Studies.

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Events planned to mark Brown vs. Board of Education anniversary

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.

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Active-duty service members' children to benefit from new partnership

In conjunction with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, Cristin Hall, assistant professor of education (school psychology), has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to revise policies, procedures and training to better address social-emotional and behavioral threats among students.

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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.

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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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