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April 2014

Balancing Act: Penn State gymnast seeks education degree

Senior childhood and early adolescent education major Kassidy Stauder is an All-American gymnast and student.

Alumni Recognized for their Impact on Education Through Professional Development Schools

College of Education alumni are positively impacting education through award-winning PDS programs throughout the country.

College of Education Names Spring 2014 Student Marshal

Anthony DeVito was named the spring 2014 student marshal for the College of Education.

Education and Civil Rights Dinner to Feature Lani Guinier

The College of Education is proud to announce a dinner featuring a speech by renowned civil rights expert Lani Guinier as a part of the upcoming Education and Civil Rights Conference.

Faculty Member Makes Presentation at TEDxPSU

Jeanine Staples presented her TEDxPSU talk titled "How to Die Peacefully" describing figurative deaths and methods to overcome them.

2014 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored

The College of Education recently honored the recipients of its 2014 Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards.

Workforce Ed Student Guides State High Construction Group to National Title

A Penn State workforce education student working toward his Vocational Instructional II certificate has shepherded a group of State College Area High School students to first place in a national competition.

Summer Academy for Students who are Blind Coming to Penn State

Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced a partnership Thursday that will relocate a unique three-week summer camp for the blind and visually impaired to University Park for the next five years.

College of Education Announces Commencement Speaker

Joan Ferrini-Mundy will be the speaker at the College of Education's spring commencement program on May 11, 2014.

College Alumnus Recognized by White House as a Champion of Change

College alumnus Kevin Clark was recognized as a Champion of Change recently at a White House ceremony.

AERA Recognizes Three Penn State Faculty Members

The American Educational Research Association announces three faculty members as winners of various academic awards.

March 2014

March Like-ness, the March Madness Social Media Contest, is Back

For the second year in a row, the College of Education is competing in March Like-ness, a social media competition among Big Ten schools/colleges of education to acquire the most likes and followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Workforce Education Students Recognized at Professional Conference

Papers presented by students in the College's workforce education program were recently recognized with multiple awards at an international human resource development conference.

New Maymester Course on Language, Cultural Diversity Offered

New Maymester course focusing on experiencing linguistic and cultural diversity in a new immigrant destination in Pennsylvania and preparing to teach English language learners.

College of Education Student Makes a Difference by Volunteering

Lexi Dunnells, RHS student and avid volunteer, spent her summer volunteering in Kenya trying to make the world a better place.

Summer Reading Camp Enrollment Now Open

The College of Education will be holding its eighth-annual Summer Reading Camp from July 7–31 for students who are experiencing challenges in developing their literacy.

LifeLink PSU provides passionate bond between Penn State, State College Area School District

LifeLink PSU is a partnership between the State College Area School District and the Penn State College of Education that provides SCASD students with special needs the opportunity to take college classes at Penn State.

Penn State Alumnae Receive Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Two Penn State College of Education alumni have received the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.


February 2014

Guinier Named Keynote Speaker of Upcoming Civil Rights Conference

The Penn State College of Education announced that Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey professor of law at Harvard Law School, will be the keynote speaker at its interdisciplinary civil rights conference in June 2014.

Penn State Alumna Wins History Teacher Award

Lori McGarry, teacher at Park Forest Elementary, wins the National History Teacher of the Year award for Pennsylvania.

Do cyber charter schools help or hurt the educational system?

Ali Carr-Chellman, professor of education and department head of Learning and Performance Systems, examines the effect private, for-profit companies are having on the public school system.

Performance Consulting Explored in New Book

William Rothwell, professor of education, and his co-authors wrote a book that shares how organizations can improve performance in the workplace.

Local Museum is Expanding Offerings, Minds of Children

Discovery Space and its director of education, Michele Crowl, a College of Education doctoral student in science education, have a mission to provide engaging science experiences to children in and around State College.

Student-Teachers Supported by Network of Professionals

College of Education supervisors provide essential guidance and instruction to student-teachers as they work through their classroom internships.

Study Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities in ADHD Diagnoses

A study by Paul Morgan, associate professor of special education, and his colleagues Marianne Hillemeier, George Farkas, and Steve Maczuga indicates that Black children and children in homes where a language other than English is being spoken are less likely to receive an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis by school entry.

New Online Master's Degree Focuses on Organization Improvement

The College of Education is partnering with Penn State World Campus to offer a new master's degree in organization development and change.


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