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News Archive January-February 2014

February 2014

Guinier Named Keynote Speaker of Upcoming Civil Rights Conference

The Penn State College of Education announced that Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey professor of law at Harvard Law School, will be the keynote speaker at its interdisciplinary civil rights conference in June 2014.

Penn State Alumna Wins History Teacher Award

Lori McGarry, teacher at Park Forest Elementary, wins the National History Teacher of the Year award for Pennsylvania.

Do cyber charter schools help or hurt the educational system?

Ali Carr-Chellman, professor of education and department head of Learning and Performance Systems, examines the effect private, for-profit companies are having on the public school system.

Performance Consulting Explored in New Book

William Rothwell, professor of education, and his co-authors wrote a book that shares how organizations can improve performance in the workplace.

Local Museum is Expanding Offerings, Minds of Children

Discovery Space and its director of education, Michele Crowl, a College of Education doctoral student in science education, have a mission to provide engaging science experiences to children in and around State College.

Student-Teachers Supported by Network of Professionals

College of Education supervisors provide essential guidance and instruction to student-teachers as they work through their classroom internships.

Study Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities in ADHD Diagnoses

A study by Paul Morgan, associate professor of special education, and his colleagues Marianne Hillemeier, George Farkas, and Steve Maczuga indicates that Black children and children in homes where a language other than English is being spoken are less likely to receive an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis by school entry.

New Online Master's Degree Focuses on Organization Improvement

The College of Education is partnering with Penn State World Campus to offer a new master's degree in organization development and change.

 

January 2014

New Book for Educators in Technical and Career Facilities

Mark Threeton, assistant professor of education, and Richard Walter, associate professor emeritus of education, wrote a book that is designed to help technical educators effectively manage their classrooms and labs.

Exploring Social Justice and Democracy Through the Arts

Research by two College of Education faculty members, Kimberly Powell and Stephanie Serriere, explores how individuals engaged different social justice and democracy issues through theater techniques.

Student Leaders: Talia Carroll

Talia Carroll, a student leader in the College of Education, has pursued roles in which she could develop personally and professionally.

King Family Supports Anti-Bullying Efforts

A recent gift to Penn State made by Jeffery King and his family is helping support an anti-bullying project in the College of Education.

Student Leaders: Chad Littlefield

Chad Littlefield is a unique leader in the College of Education who works to make a difference one smile at a time.