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Team wins 5-year, $1.98 million NSF grant to improve teacher prep

A team of College of Education faculty led by P. Karen Murphy has won a five-year, $1.98 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the preparation of undergraduate preservice elementary teachers.

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Murphy awarded Lyle Spencer grant for transformative research project

P. Karen Murphy, distinguished professor of education (educational psychology), and a multi-university/institute team has won a Lyle Spencer Research Award to Transform Education. The award is for just shy of $1 million.

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School district secessions shown to have deepened racial segregation

Since 2000, school district secessions in the South have increasingly sorted white and black students, and white and Hispanic students, into separate school systems, weakening the potential to improve school integration, according to a new study published today (Sept. 4) in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant

Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant

Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and a team of researchers were recently awarded a total of $373,590 to analyze how variations in performance-based funding (PBF) policies in higher education impact outcomes for underserved students and under-resourced institutions.

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M. Fatih Tasar:  Teaching physics fundamentals to future educators

M. Fatih Tasar: Teaching physics fundamentals to future educators

The Alumni Spotlight is a monthly feature in Bridges, highlighting College of Education alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This edition features M. Fatih Tasar, an alumnus who is using his degree to train future educators in his native Turkey.

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Alumni Updates: Aug. 14, 2019

Alumni Updates: Aug. 14, 2019

"Alumni Updates" highlights career achievements by College of Education alumni.

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Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning

Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning

A groundbreaking new experimental study with more than 12,000 ninth grade students in the United States confirmed that a low-cost online program that takes less than an hour to complete can help students develop a growth mindset — the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed but can be developed. This is important because student motivation often suffers when students have been exposed to the idea that their intellectual abilities can't change.

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Webinars to focus on students with disabilities in career and tech ed

The College of Education's Workforce Education program, in conjunction with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), will hold a series of webinars this fall on career and technical education (CTE) for students with disabilities.

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Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement

Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement

Jessica Gorgas has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for the summer semester 2019 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight

Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight

With busing and civil rights being key topics in the current Democratic presidential debates, Erica Frankenberg, professor of education (educational leadership), has found herself in the spotlight, being interviewed and quoted in national news outlets as an expert on those subjects.

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