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Penn State student delivers protective masks through entrepreneurship

A College of Education student is utilizing her sewing skills to create masks that aim to protect people’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family ties, personal experiences inspire special education majors

Several undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education decided to pursue special education careers largely due to family history and inspiring individuals.

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Joint effort supports children with language-related disabilities

A collaborative project at Penn State trains master’s-level students to work with children who have complex communication needs.

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Around the College: July 3, 2019

Around the College: July 3, 2019

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

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College of Education has new scholarship in memory of George Floyd

The George P. Floyd Memorial Scholarship in the College of Education, an annually funded scholarship, will be awarded for at least the next five years to full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Education who have a demonstrated financial need and whose gender, race, ethnic, cultural and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body.

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Things worked out 'for the best' for College of Education graduate

Things worked out 'for the best' for College of Education graduate

A College of Education initiative that created a pipeline to Penn State will enable a recent graduate to come full circle and start to teach where not long ago she was a student.

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Hosoi to take higher education knowledge, leadership to the next level

Mihoko Hosoi, an incoming doctoral candidate in the College of Education, is poised to take the next steps in developing leadership skills and knowledge of higher education practices.

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CSATS receives $1.3 million grant to implement SHAPE  MATTERS project

CSATS receives $1.3 million grant to implement SHAPE MATTERS project

A National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS) grant worth more than $1.3 million will support high school biology and chemistry teachers to incorporate current advancements of molecular modeling into their teaching.

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Conchas to join Penn State as inaugural Hoy professor

As the U.S. grapples with systemic racism and inequality, Gilberto Conchas plans to use his endowed professorship as an instrument for advancing the College of Education’s vision of diversity and inclusion.

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College of Education community meets challenges presented by pandemic

College of Education community meets challenges presented by pandemic

Teachers at all levels pride themselves on being ready for just about anything, and professors and instructors in Penn State’s College of Education quickly discovered that their college was prepared to meet the challenges caused by the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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López to join Penn State as Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy

López to join Penn State as Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy

As newly named Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Francesca López wants to help make Penn State’s College of Education the place to consult for how equity work should be carried out.

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Alumnus named Peruvian minister of education

Alumnus named Peruvian minister of education

Penn State alumnus Martín Benavides is the newest Peruvian Minister of Education. He took the oath of office in February.

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‘Her heart never left Penn State’

‘Her heart never left Penn State’

Vanessa Siddle Walker knew about Penn State from the time she was born in the late 1950s, even though she grew up in North Carolina.

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The work is hard, the passion behind it profound

The work is hard, the passion behind it profound

A phrase commonly echoed within social justice work, according to Ashley Patterson, is that the bulk of this type of work cannot fall only on the shoulders of the people who benefit most from it.

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So many questions, not enough answers

So many questions, not enough answers

For Efraín Marimón, the more questions the Social Justice Collaborative tries to answer for its students, the more arise.

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Social Justice Collaborative tackling today’s tough topics

Social Justice Collaborative tackling today’s tough topics

Penn State faculty members Ashley Patterson and Efraín Marimón, along with Seria Chatters, an adjunct associate professor and director of equity and inclusivity for the State College Area School District (SCASD), and three of the district’s teachers, recently formed what has become known as the Social Justice Collaborative.

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Chatters sees change in participating students

Chatters sees change in participating students

Along with being director of equity and inclusivity in the State College Area School District (SCASD) and an adjunct associate professor in the College of Education, Seria Chatters has two sons in the district who participated in the Bridging Divides class that toured three historic cities in Alabama.

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Research leads to improved mental health services on campuses nationwide

Research leads to improved mental health services on campuses nationwide

Penn State’s College of Education is continually looking at ways to be a change agent in addressing societal challenges to make life better for its students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Digital technology helps online master’s students build a sense of community

Allie Goldstein, assistant professor of education in the College of Education’s Department of Education Policy Studies (EPS), utilizes digital technology to help her online master’s students further their careers as well as build a sense of community.

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Professor, students examine charter school hiring practices

It takes more than high-quality teachers and educational leaders to help students thrive in school. Research led by Ed Fuller, associate professor of education (educational leadership), indicates it’s also important to have professional support personnel such as nurses, counselors and librarians on site, for the development of the whole student.

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Faculty members advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves

Kathleen McKinnon and Jonte Taylor have a passion for their work that is evident both in and out of the classroom. The two associate professors of education (special education) not only educate the next generation of special education teachers, but also advocate for much-needed resources for their field.

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Education student anticipates plenty of 'We Are' moments at Penn State

Education student anticipates plenty of 'We Are' moments at Penn State

Having so much ahead of him at his “dream school” has made it easier for incoming Penn State freshman Jake Beal to rationalize all that he has lost as an outgoing high school senior in Marlboro, New Jersey.

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Incoming education student awaits many opportunities Penn State offers

Incoming education student awaits many opportunities Penn State offers

Nya Cherry took part in many activities in high school and the incoming College of Education student is well aware that Penn State can provide her with countless other such opportunities.

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Penn State a 'perfect fit' for incoming College of Education student

Penn State a 'perfect fit' for incoming College of Education student

Freshman Michael Parrish knows better days are ahead. And he knows that Penn State is going to provide them.

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Alumni Society board member adds certificate to 2 Penn State degrees

Alumni Society board member adds certificate to 2 Penn State degrees

Douglas Womelsdorf’s first two degrees from Penn State in 2003 and 2005 opened some doors for him, and when he decided that a gateway to future success would hinge on additional education, he turned to Penn State once again.

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Collaborative research with LTEN contributes to knowledge base

The first product of an innovative emerging research partnership between the Penn State College of Education and the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN), recently named the LTEN-Penn State Learning Agility Graduate Fellowship, has been published by JMIR Medical Education where the work can be accessed by training professionals around the globe.

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Special education teachers forge ties with Reading schools

Two faculty members in the College of Education have embarked on a project that they hope will help relieve the special education teacher shortage in Pennsylvania, as well as forge a mutually beneficial partnership between Penn State and Reading School District.

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Researchers study impact of health care reform on child development

With the aid of a new grant, an education professor has started a project to study how health policies affect children’s learning and socioemotional development.

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Herr Clinic offering free services to College of Education students

College of Education students feeling stress and pressure from events related to COVID-19 or other things that have caused anxiety can receive free telemental health services from now to August.

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