July-August 2009

News archive from the Penn State College of Education for July-Aug 2009

August 2009



Lattuca Co-Authors Second Edition of Book on College Curricula

Shaping the College Curriculum focuses on curriculum development as an important decision-making process in colleges and universities.


Penn State College of Education Announces Additional Funding for Graduate Students

The Dean’s Graduate Assistantships for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education will support highly qualified doctoral students in any of the College’s full complement of graduate programs.


Program to Train Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists Gets Under Way

Penn State’s TIES program aims to provide leadership for future educational scientists working with at-risk students.


Dalai Lama to Engage in Education Reform Dialogue at Educating World Citizens Conference

The Penn State College of Education is co-sponsoring the Oct. 8–9 event along with a number of other colleges of education in the United States.


Workforce Education and Development Initiative Renewed

The alliance between Penn State’s College of Education and Penn State Outreach has been extended through 2012.


Congressman Thompson Visits Rural Center

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) paid a visit to the College of Education August 11 and received an overview of ongoing research and outreach efforts on rural education.


Rose Baker and Colleagues Receive Impact Pennsylvania Award

Penn State Outreach recognized the team for developing an accelerated course, "Project Management for Professionals," that was delivered in a blended learning format.


Paul Kenneth Kryder Named 2009 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal

The Penn State College of Education is proud to announce that Paul Kenneth Kryder is the College of Education’s Student Marshal for the 2009 summer session.

 

July 2009

 

Mary Jo Hutchinson Named Burlington County Teacher of the Year

Mary Jo Hutchinson, a Penn State College of Education Alumna from the class of 2001, has been honored as the Burlington County Teacher of the Year and will now compete for the title of New Jersey’s top teacher.


Fellowships Awarded to Institutional Research Grad Students

Eleven students in the College of Education's Institutional Research program were awarded a fellowship by the Association for Institutional Research to attend a prestigious week long institute on data policy.


LeTendre, Akiba Co-Author Book on Teacher Quality

Improving Teacher Quality: The U.S. Teaching Force in Global Context examines teacher quality, work norms, and professional learning opportunities, using data from 15 countries.


Special Issue of the American Journal of Education Takes on School Choice

School choice initiatives, including voucher plans as well as magnate and charter school programs, are popular ideas among school reform proponents. But despite 20 years of research, many questions about choice regimes remain unsettled.


Amber Mallow Tours Pacific Rim with Essence of Joy Choral Ensemble

Education Student Amber Mallow visited South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan with Penn State's unique choir.


Passmore, Baker Suggest More Innovation for Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing

The Penn State researchers have explored what can be done to support and maintain the industry, particularly in light of weak car sales.


Randy Persing’s Artwork on Loan to U.S. Embassy in Cyprus

U.S. Ambassador Frank Urbancic handpicked one of Persing's pieces of photographic art for public display.