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July August 2013 News Archive

August 2013

Students Explore Brazilian Educational Systems

A College of Education class gave seven students a unique opportunity to not only experience Brazilian culture but, more importantly, also its educational system.

College Welcomes 15 New Faculty Members

Penn State’s College of Education welcomes 15 new tenure-line faculty members this semester.

College of Education Summit Discusses STEM Education

The Waterbury Summit brought education leaders and researchers to University Park to explore the challenges of the Next Generation Science Standards.

New Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Come to Penn State

The international professionals participating in this year's Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, housed in Penn State’s College of Education, look forward to an enriching year of professional development.

Childhood Tragedy Prompts Student to Advocate for Suicide Prevention

Maggie Cardin, a College of Education senior and Presidential Leadership Academy student, has been working create a mental health training requirement for educators.

Staff Updates (Summer 2013)

Changes to the College of Education staff.

July 2013

Track and Field Athlete Selected as Student Marshal

Emily Giannotti will serve as the College of Education's student marshal for summer 2013.

Research Shows Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed with ADHD

A study by Paul Morgan, associate professor of special education, indicates that minority children are far less likely than white children to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S.

Progress Reports Can be Detrimental to Test Performance

A study by Roy Clariana, professor of education, reveals that feedback given to certain types of learners actually erodes their standardized test scores. Those schools that provide test preparation for their students and then provide feedback may be undermining the efficacy of those tests for some students.

Join the College for Cycle-Thon and 5k Fun Run/Walk in October

Come to University Park on October 5 to participate in this great event that supports SCOPE, a program that promotes the increase, the recruitment, participation and success rates of underrepresented students in higher education.

Recent Renovations Create New Learning Spaces

Upgrades to two of the College of Education's buildings, Chambers and CEDAR, will create new math lab and clinic.

Expressing Concern About Student Binge Drinking Can Influence Student Choices

A recent study and journal article featuring work by Jeff Hayes, professor of counseling psychology, explores how friends and relatives can positively influence students who binge drink.

New Book Outlines Successful Academic Leadership Principles

Robert Hendrickson, professor of education and senior scientist in Penn State’s College of Education, has co-authored a new book that offers guidance to higher education managers and leaders — from department chairs to trustees — on how to effectively discharge their responsibilities and how to develop their skills for managing their relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Marcellus Shale Gas Boom has Uneven Results for Schools

The Marcellus Shale gas boom has produced uneven results for career and technology centers and K-12 school districts in the Marcellus footprint.

Research Shows Paraeducators Need More Training in Speech Language Services

Sarah Douglas, an assistant professor of special education, found that paraeducators do not typically receive training that helps them support children with cognitive, motor, or communications needs.

New Model for Science Education Leadership Seeks Collaboration Between Scientists and Science Educators

Stephanie Knight, professor of education, co-edited a new book that considers how educators can design, develop, and implement an effective science leadership program.

New Scholarship for Education Students

One Laurel Haven Endowment Scholarship for $960 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Education or the College of Agriculture who has demonstrated a commitment to conservation education.

Rethinking the Arts and Young Children

Gail Boldt, associate professor of education, co-edited a new book that discusses how the arts play an important role in the classroom.

Academic Leadership Academy Prepares Higher Ed Leaders, Sets Stage for Penn State-Indian Partnership

The Center for the Study of Higher Education in the College of Education hosted the fourth Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) on June 23 – 27.The ALA also included participants from India as part of the "Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative of the 21st Century" program.

College of Education planning alumni tour to England, France

The Penn State College of Education and Penn State Alumni Association are teaming up to offer alumni a chance to go on a 10-day trip to England and France.


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