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2018: 07-09 news

Career Pathways awarded more than $540,000 grant
The Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy's 's Career Pathways Program in the College of Education received a grant of $543,701 supporting its work in Clinton, Centre and Lycoming counties.
Science Education wing renovations near half-way point
Renovations to the science education wing in Chambers Building are well underway as the fall semester approaches. Since its start in January 2018, construction has moved steadily and is nearly half way done.
Research examines how criminal justice contact can affect college enrollment
Early contact with the criminal justice system through arrest could have long-term negative consequences for black male college enrollment, research shows.
Frankenberg to participate on national panel in D.C.
Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education (educational leadership) and director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, is one of four panelists who will present "School Integration 2018," a briefing on past progress, present threats and future opportunities, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the House Visitor Center of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Daly named student marshal for summer commencement
Elizabeth Daly has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for the summer semester 2018 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus.
Summer commencement set for Aug. 11
Summer commencement at University Park is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Around the College: August 1, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
Penn State conference to focus on educational needs of students with autism
National Autism Conference to be held from Aug. 6 to 9 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
Schreyer Honors College awards grant to College of Education to craft an assessment plan
Associate professors David Guthrie and Karen Paulson have received allocations to develop a comprehensive assessment plan for Penn State's Schreyer Honors College.
College of Education to offer postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities
WorkLink will provide academic and career preparation experiences for students with intellectual disabilities, and will emphasize self-determination, advocacy, independent living and social inclusion on Penn State's University Park campus.
Class project turns into consulting gig for doctoral students
Three students in the Workforce Education and Development doctoral program have been working with their instructor on a project to helps a 105-year-old national organization establish core values.
Around the College: Aug. 22, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
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.
Around the College: Sept. 5, 2018
Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.