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2017: 01-03 news

‘Lunch with the Penn State Humphrey Fellows’ to be held Jan. 27
The State College branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present “Lunch with the Penn State Humphrey Fellows: International Perspectives on Women in Society” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at The Nittany Lion Inn. The program will feature two Penn State Humphrey Fellows: Cuba’s Mayda Ramos Alemán and China’s Xinping He.
College of Education researchers receive COIL grants
Rayne A. Sperling, associate professor of educational psychology, and Nicole Wang, a doctoral student in learning, design and technology, have been awarded grants through Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning's (COIL) Research Initiation Grant program.
Online education program recognized in U.S. News’ online programs rankings
Penn State World Campus is ranked in the top 10 in six categories of U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs, including best online graduate education program.
Students encouraged to apply for scholarships
The College of Education’s scholarship committee is accepting scholarship applications for College-specific scholarships available for the 2017-18 academic year.
Grant enables College of Education to expand science, language programs in Hazleton community
English learners in city's schools and community center to benefit academically from $2.1 million grant.
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.
Hectic lives of student teachers and THON volunteers all 'For The Kids'
A number of students in the College of Education's Elementary and Early Childhood Education program juggle teaching with volunteering, and it's all worth it, they say.
Education student organizes diversity conference
College of Education senior Annie Cave has collaborated with her professors to organize “Preparing for the Future: Educating ALL students in ALL Spaces,” a diversity-in-education themed conference scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.
Study examines education professionals' use of Pinterest
Assistant Professor of School Psychology Cristin Hall leads a study investigating the "pinning" behaviors of school psychologists and the quality of the content they are sharing.
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.
New database connects Penn State with Pennsylvania schools
Navigate Education in PA is an online database created by the staff of the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) that contains information on more than 4,800 Pennsylvania education agencies, including public, private and charter schools, intermediate units, career and technology centers and higher education institutions.
Policy brief brings national attention to family literacy
A new policy brief out of Penn State’s Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has identified a critical need for family literacy programs across the United States and calls for increased funding of these programs nationwide.
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.
Doctoral student earns $20,000 dissertation grant
Understanding demographic patterns with a school district a useful part of integration methods, Taylor says.
Presentation to focus on building community, embracing race
Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace, will speak on “Making ‘America’ Possible: A Conversation about Building Community and Embracing Race” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
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.
Education faculty member to speak at the Africana Research Center's Luncheon Series
Jeanine Staples, associate professor of education and African-American studies, will present "The Scope and Sequence of White Oblivion (and How It Hurts and Kills People): Identifying & Dismantling White Supremacy Through an Endarkened Feminist Epistemological and Ontological Framework" at noon on March 27 in 217 Willard Building as part of the Africana Research Center in the Luncheon Series.
Student leadership conference to focus on education
The Penn State Lion Scouts once again will host a conference designed to promote networking and leadership development for undergraduate students. This year's conference will focus on leadership in 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.
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. ..."
Jim Johnson, Jane Keat receive distinguished career awards
The longtime Penn State faculty members have been named as winners of the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) VOICE for Children Distinguished Career award.
Holders' $1.2M donation funds educational resources, education scholarship
John and Barbara Holder, 1965 alumni of Penn State’s College of Education, have made a $1.2 million estate commitment to be shared equally between the University Libraries and the College of Education. Half of the funds will endow an educational resources collection, and the other half will support an undergraduate scholarship for education majors.
Education student receives scholarship from LGBTQA Student Resource Center
David Falk, a students studying secondary mathematics education, is one of five Penn State students to receive a scholarship from the LGBTQA Student Resource Center.
Workforce Education Graduate Student Association offers three speakers in April
The WEGSA (Workforce Education Graduate Student Association) will be hosting three speaker events in April. Attendance is free and the events will be livestreamed via Zoom and recorded.
Alumni Achievement Award honorees boast early returns
The Penn State Alumni Association will honor nine outstanding graduates, including two from the College of Education, with the Alumni Achievement Award during an official ceremony in late March.
College of Education distinguished alumni among members of Provost’s Global Advisory Council
Two distinguished alumni from the College of Education are among the inaugural members of the Provost's Global Advisory Council, which held its first meeting Thursday, March 23, on the University Park campus.
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.
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."
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.
Presentation supports discussions of race with young children
The Center for Education and Civil Rights will present "Why and How to Talk About Race with Young Children" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 111 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
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.