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Around the College: May 9, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

Erica Frankenberg's work with Jeremy Anderson and Kendra Taylor was featured by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in a "study snapshot." The snapshot, 'School and Residential Segregation in Districts with Voluntary Integration Policies' was featured at the 2018 AERA annual meeting on April 15.

— An article citing research done by Erica Frankenberg has been published in the Washington Post. The article, 'Back to the future: A new school district secession movement is gaining steam' discusses the growing school secession movement and looks at the impact it is making across the country.

— Latoya Haynes-Thoby, a College of Education alumna and current doctoral student in the counselor education and supervision program, was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, she will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.

— An article featuring research done by Paul Morgan was published in The Washington Post. The article 'Are too many minority students identified as disabled? Or are some who need services overlooked?' is an opinion piece about his findings and their implications for federal special education policy.

— An article on a study done by Paul Morgan was the "most read" Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Smart Brief last week. The article featured in the Smart Brief 'Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school' was shared among approximately 125,000 ASCD members and 220,000 Twitter followers.

Leticia Oseguera has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Athlete Award at University of California, Irvine (UCI). This award recognizes a former student-athlete who has achieved great professional prominence in their industry or sport and is engaged in their community. The annual recognition ceremony, the Lauds & Laurels ceremony, acknowledges more than 800 members of the UCI community each year and will be held on May 31 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California.

Kai Schafft has been elected president-elect of the Rural Sociology Society (RSS) for the upcoming year. The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application and dissemination of sociological knowledge. It seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities and the environment.

— Next year's leadership team for the Higher Education Student Association has been announced. Leandra Cate will serve as president alongside Bridget Parler, who has been elected vice president. Alex Towle will be treasurer and Ali Watts will be secretary.

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