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Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research to be streamed live

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.

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Latin may help students bridge their native language with English

Researchers found that teaching English Learners — students who aren’t fluent in English and often come from homes where a language other than English is spoken — the Latin roots of words helped them problem solve the meaning of unfamiliar words.

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Policy expert Lubienski to deliver annual Nicely Lecture

Policy expert Lubienski to deliver annual Nicely Lecture

Christopher Lubienski, professor of education policy in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University and visiting professor at East China Normal University, Shanghai, will present the Robert F. Nicely and Donna C. Nicely Distinguished Scholar in Education lecture on Nov. 9.

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Research projects help children have inquiring minds about science

Research projects help children have inquiring minds about science

When it comes to learning about just how much preschool-aged children are capable of while attempting to grasp the concepts of astronomy, Julia Plummer likes to shoot for the stars.

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Penn State-Pitt partnership celebrates 3 years

Penn State-Pitt partnership celebrates 3 years

The third annual PSU-Pitt Education Summit will convene at University Park at 11 a.m. today (Sept. 27) at the Nittany Lion Inn to continue a partnership aimed at providing better services and resources for K-12 students in Pennsylvania.

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Kissling's passion about patriotism featured in Occasional Papers Series

Kissling's passion about patriotism featured in Occasional Papers Series

Though it's been a longstanding passion, Mark Kissling finds no time like the present to teach, research and write about patriotism, something that's piqued his interest since 2001 and extended into graduate school.

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Researcher seeks to increase college enrollment, success among foster youth

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.

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Research aims to boost dual-language learners' reading comprehension

Research aims to boost dual-language learners' reading comprehension

The interdisciplinary work being done by Amy Crosson and her colleagues to help dual-language learners with reading comprehension also may help students with learning disabilities.

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Professors integrate study of education and Latin American social movements

Professors integrate study of education and Latin American social movements

Inspired by Italian philosophers and Brazilian educators, John Holst and Rebecca Tarlau are exploring social movements, education and sociology with their work in South America and the United States.

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Faculty member expands the boundaries of civics in the classroom

Mark Kissling, assistant professor of education, discussed his approach to civics education and what it means for democracy on the latest episode of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Democracy Works podcast.

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Dynamic assessment can help language learners have more success

Dynamic assessment can help language learners have more success

Altering or individualizing assessment procedures can propel second-language learners toward more successful mastery of that language, ongoing research by Matt Poehner and his interdisciplinary team suggests.

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Program combines mobile devices and the outdoors in an unlikely pairing

Program combines mobile devices and the outdoors in an unlikely pairing

Research combining technology and the outdoors is ‘Transforming Outdoor Places into Learning Spaces’ for children and families.

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Next stop for these Penn State graduates: teaching the military’s next leaders

Next stop for these Penn State graduates: teaching the military’s next leaders

Twenty sergeants major received a master of education in lifelong learning and adult education online from Penn State through the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Fellowship program.

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