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May-June 2010 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from May and June 2010.


June 2010


Cambria’s Work Ethic Gives Promise to Persons with Disabilities

Rocco Cambria is president of AHEDD, a not-for-profit agency that provides employment and training services to persons with disabilities.


NASA Selects AESP to Help Implement Summer of Innovation Project

The project is modeled after the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top initiative, which provides funding to qualifying states to improve learning in the STEM disciplines.


Science Teachers Invited to Join NASA Educators Online Network

NEON is a new learning community developed by researchers at the Aerospace Education Services Project, housed in Penn State’s College of Education.


Clariana Develops New Grading System

A text-scoring system known as analysis of lexical aggregates (ALA) and a software package called ALA-Reader allow for scoring essays objective scoring of essays.


College Staff Visit Grounds of Carlisle Industrial Indian School

The trip was sponsored by the College’s Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee to provide staff with a professional development and diversity awareness opportunity.


Weekend Celebrations to Mark Program Milestones

Events held during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will celebrate 60 years of the Higher Education Program and 40 years for the Center for the Study of Higher Education.


Edmondson to Chair University’s Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education

ACUE is the University’s principal advisory agency on matters that impact undergraduate education.

Learning So He Can Teach in the Workforce: The Driving Aspiration of Philip Acheampong

This WFED doctoral candidate left a teaching career in Africa in order to seek ways to improve the education profession.

PEPP Celebrates 20 Years of Preparing Urban Youth for College

The Penn State Educational Partnership Program is a statewide early intervention initiative that encourages underrepresented youth to pursue their full academic potential.



May 2010


College of Education Graduate Students Publish Seventh Volume of Higher Education in Review

The peer-reviewed journal advances scholarly discourse in the field of higher education while providing experience in academic publishing to aspiring higher education scholars.

Carlsen, Berger Begin Sabbatical by Canal Boat to Study Environmental Sustainability

During their ten-month, 6,500-mile journey, Carlsen and Berger will observe the ecosystems of the eastern United States and Canada.

Ten Graduate Students Receive Fellowships to National Summer Data Policy Institute

The selections extend a trend in recent years in which exceptionally large numbers of Penn State students have earned Fellowships to the Institute.

Seven Faculty Members Receive Promotion/Tenure

The promotion-and-tenure process is a rigorous review of the faculty member’s' scholarship.

Penn State Awarded $1 Million Science Education Grant by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced that Penn State is among 50 research-focused universities selected to receive new grants to help strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.

New Era in Early Childhood Education Stresses Family Dynamics

Recent changes in early childhood education requirements bring together an increasingly wide array of disciplines.

Article in American Journal of Education Questions Validity of Published Rankings of Graduate Schools

The authors found that administrators who make assessments for use in rankings can be swayed by rankings of prior years.

Education Student Council Provides Student Voice, Volunteer Opportunities

A College of Education undergraduate organization is working with COE administration, faculty, staff, and students to improve communication and increase student involvement with the College. 

Staff Changes: Spring 2010

Recent staff changes in the College of Education

Monk Serves on NRC Committee that Recommends Comprehensive Data Network to Improve Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Research Council committee found that better data on teacher preparation would aid efforts to improve education in the United States.

2010 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored

Eight award winners were recently recognized for their achievements.



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