2017 News Archive

Professional position precedes doctoral degree for graduate student
Heather Bennett will earn her doctorate in educational leadership Dec. 16, but her co-curricular activities helped her land a job with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association months ago.
Counselor education professor heads Down Under to conduct research
Professor of Education Jeff Hayes will travel to New Zealand and Australia next semester to test the effectiveness of a training model aimed at helping counselors overcome and properly respond to problematic reactions.
Recent Education Policy Studies graduate wins a master's research award
Kerri Musick earned her master's degree from Penn State's Department of Education Policy Studies in May 2017 and is gainfully employed in Virginia, but the investment she made in her capstone project about first-generation students is still paying off.
Fingerprinting services no longer available on University Park campus
Due to a recent change in the state’s contracts for fingerprint services in Pennsylvania, Penn State University Police will no longer be able to provide fingerprint services for campus community members on the University Park campus.
Researchers' brief provides important context for landmark school district secession case
When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit hears the case of Stout v. Jefferson next week, it will be deciding more than the fate of one small community in Jefferson County, Alabama. The court's ruling, which likely will be the definitive opinion in this case, could set precedent for other cases in the three southern states comprising the 11th circuit.
Mathematics Education Student Group gains national affiliation
The Mathematics Education Student Group in the College of Education is now an official affiliate organization of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Sommers named fall 2017 College of Education student marshal
The Penn State College of Education has named Casey Sommers as its student marshal for fall 2017. She will be recognized during the Penn State undergraduate commencement ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
Adult education professor organizes student art gallery
In an effort to fill the blank walls on the third floor of Keller Building, William Diehl, assistant professor of education (adult education) has partnered with students and faculty across the University to develop a student-run art gallery.
Penn State opens family literacy program in Williamsport
Penn State's Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has partnered with STEP Inc. to provide a new education program to needy families in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Earlier entrance into classroom helping to prepare future science teachers
Associate Professor Scott McDonald enables pre-service teachers to experience professional surroundings in classes at Park Forest Middle School.
Minority students' disabilities less likely to be identified in U.S. schools
Professor Paul Morgan and four colleagues replicated an earlier but provocative study that found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having disabilities as they attend U.S. schools.
Once upon a time, a new way to look at children's tales was told
There are more ways than one to interpret children's stories, and Vivian Yenika-Agbaw's unique view of them has let to her being named to the board of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.
Jennifer Frank to serve on National Academy of Sciences panel
Jennifer L. Frank, assistant professor of education (special education), was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences' Consensus Study on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development among Children and Youth.
‘Street Law’ offers young students legal knowledge, law students public service
Efrain Marimon, instructor of education, has partnered with Penn State Law to establish "Street Law," a course that takes law students into local high and middle schools to teach young students about the U.S. legal system.
Professor returns from 10-day trip to China with rekindled passion for research and teaching
It took just 10 days in Shanghai in May 2016 for Vivian Yenika-Agbaw to learn that having a global impact on students can make a world of difference, particularly when a little over a year later one of her scholars opted to venture far to the west to a part of the academic world called Penn State.
State-of-the-art classrooms to reflect new techniques of teaching science
It’s not so much what the new science wing in the College of Education will look like that appeals to Scott McDonald, it’s more of the possibility that prospective students will take another look at the value of being a science education major.
Longtime donors give $100,000 to endow RHS graduate program
Alumnus Ralph Pacinelli and his wife Patricia have contributed financial support to the College of Education for 34 consecutive years. This year, their gift includes the establishment of the Ralph N. and Patricia P. Pacinelli Graduate Award, a $100,000 endowment that will fund an annual award that will be given to one or more graduate students in the College of Education who intend to work in federal, state or local agencies and community rehabilitation programs.
Alumna endows scholarship for education student who also is part of the Blue Band
Sometimes, when you follow your dreams and do what you love, good things happen. That certainly has been the case for Ashley McCoach, a junior studying elementary and early childhood education in the pre-K to 4 option.
Giving Tuesday goal to give student a global experience
This year, the College of Education is raising money to fully fund at least one student to participate in the Teaching ESL Certificate Program with an Ecuador Immersion Experience.
Unique program helps Penn State students become citizens of the world as they teach English in Ecuador
Associate Professor Elizabeth Smolcic heads up the College’s Teaching English as a Second Language program, complete with a five-week immersion trip to Ecuador.
Entrance into NAPLeS aids College’s visibility
Members of Penn State’s College of Education, in their quest to advance the Learning Sciences project, are learning how to learn about learning, and they want colleagues at other institutions — domestic and worldwide — to learn about the process by which that is occurring.
Dual-title degrees provide students with multiple academic options
Penn State is attempting to make its mark on what could be a signature program in the College of Education in which dual-title degrees are conferred upon its graduate students.
McDonald to convene Learning Sciences Initiative
Scott McDonald, associate professor of science education and director of the Krause Innovation Studio in the Penn State College of Education, has been named convener of the College's Learning Sciences Initiative.
$1.25 million grant to improve treating children with autism, other needs
Penn State faculty members have received a $1.25 million federal grant to address a shortage in speech-language pathologists and special educators with master’s degrees who have the knowledge and experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) practices, in order to improve school-based services and results for children, teens and young adults with complex communication needs.
Counselor education faculty, graduate students present at national conference
The College of Education's Counselor Education Program was well-represented at the annual conference of The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), held recently in Chicago. Program faculty and doctoral students presented on a variety of topics and were a strong presence in all levels of activities, including full sessions, posters, roundtables and leadership meetings.
Penn State offering certificate to help K-12 teachers develop online lessons
A new certificate program from Penn State can help elementary and secondary teachers adapt the curriculum they have used in a classroom for use in online instruction.
Penn State partnership reshaping science education
An interdisciplinary team of faculty has worked as part of a more than $9 million initiative aimed at reshaping the teaching and learning of Earth and space science in Pennsylvania.
Research exploring race and gender in video games is first of its kind
Groundbreaking research by Gabriela Richard, an assistant professor of learning, design and technology in the College of Education, looks at the intersection of gender and race in the gaming world and how that affects the ways users learn.
Nominations sought for internal department head search
The College of Education has launched an internal search for head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE).
New computer program to examine collaborative online learning
Marcela Borge is part of ground-breaking research about the usefulness of online communities within learning programs.
Methods by which students learn science undergoing considerable revision with ACESSE Project
Penn State College of Education part of Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education.
Intelligent Tutor technology helps students increase reading comprehension
Professor of Educational Psychology Bonnie J.F. Meyer has dedicated her 44-year career to helping students improve their reading comprehension skills.
Discussion to focus on educating and supporting children from immigrant families
Join Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights, and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights for a timely discussion about immigration. "Educating and Supporting Children from Immigrant Families: What Educators Need to Know" will be held from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Room A of Panorama Village Building, 240 Villa Crest Drive in State College.
Doctoral candidates help create online studio for graphic design course
In collaboration with a faculty member in the College of Arts and Architecture, Jessica Briskin and Gary Chinn explored the importance of educational design in online arts-based courses.
Quality Talk increases critical thinking in high school STEM classrooms
Having already seen success in language arts classrooms, researchers are now applying the Quality Talk approach to high school physics and chemistry classrooms.
New partnership brings together career counseling and engineering students
A College of Education faculty member is putting her research in action by partnering with the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering to provide undergraduate students with STEM-focused career counseling.
Tracing trends could lead to better public health education
New research conducted by David Baker, professor of educational theory and policy, and sociology, shows that educated members of society are the trailblazers of risky behaviors.
Research grant to help young students learn what goes on beneath Earth's surface
Getting to the core of the problem of teaching young students about the dynamic Earth is the impetus of a four-year, $2.8 million grant awarded to Penn State Associate Professor Scott McDonald.
Researcher explores learning habits of skateboarders
Ty Hollett, assistant professor of learning, design, and technology, believes that learning takes place in all settings, including informal ones.
Speaker to discuss 'The Color of Law'
Author Richard Rothstein will speak on "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 116 Lewis Katz Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Teaching students to think a priority for education professor
Penn State associate professor of education Fran Arbaugh has inspired passion and a new way to look at math as an instructor and an honors adviser.
Unique way of teaching benefits future science teachers
Content courses for prospective elementary teachers in the College of Education differ in comparison with courses taught at other institutions.
Army fellowship helped 20 soldiers earn Penn State master’s degrees
Twenty of the U.S. Army’s senior enlisted soldiers will be honored Tuesday, Aug. 22, after earning Penn State master’s degrees as part of a fellowship aimed at improving their teaching skills to prepare the military’s next generation of leaders.
Sperling named associate dean
Rayne Sperling, associate professor of education (educational psychology), has been named associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in the College of Education, effective Aug. 1.
Witts named student marshal for summer commencement
Emily Witts has been selected as the College of Education’s student marshal for the summer semester 2017 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus.
Summer commencement is Saturday
Summer commencement at University Park is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Teaching science made easier because of TESLA organization
Science educators at Penn State are out to assure that those students whose careers will include teaching that tough topic exhibit a passion for it in their classroom instead of simply a passing interest. The Discovery Space Children's Museum in State College plays a major role in that.
Virtual reality lessons can help students become better real-life teachers
Because Associate Professor of Education Mary Catherine Scheeler has spent her career concentrating on ways to make special education teacher preparation as effective as possible, she spent her recent sabbatical speaking with individuals -- some human and some not -- who could help her heighten that effort.
Morgan named Eberly Faculty Fellow
Paul L. Morgan, professor of education and demography, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education. His six-year term began July 1.
Penn State hosts state’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy
The College of Education recently co-sponsored Pennsylvania’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy, which is designed to prepare deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind high school students for their transition to higher education.
Bieschke named vice provost for faculty affairs at Penn State
Penn State has announced that Kathleen Bieschke, a department head in the College of Education and professor of education in counseling psychology, will become the University’s new vice provost for faculty affairs. Bieschke, who recently concluded her term as interim dean of the Schreyer Honors College, will begin her appointment Aug. 1.
Center for Education and Civil Rights examines integration among K-12 schools
Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights' ongoing quest to eliminate educational inequities and advance school integration efforts moved forward in Washington, D.C., recently during a "Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment" conference.
Associate dean Knight named dean at Southern Methodist University
Stephanie Knight, associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Penn State's College of Education, will step down on Aug. 1 to become the next dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The College has launched an internal search for her successor.
Workshops enable math teachers to hone skills
School may be out for students, but it's about to be back in session for two dozen elementary school math teachers who want to improve their mathematics fluency.
Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award supports students in recovery
A new endowed scholarship will focus on supporting Penn State’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). The Evensen-Lions in Recovery Scholarship Award was established by Dorie Evensen, professor emerita of education and 25-year member of the Penn State College of Education faculty, who retired June 30.
Summer Academy returns to Penn State July 8
The College of Education once again will co-sponsor Pennsylvania’s Summer Academy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, a the three-week intensive program focused on enhancing independence skills for high school students transitioning to post-secondary education.
Initiative aims to use education to reduce recidivism among Centre County inmates
With the number of incarcerated individuals growing across the United States, a Penn State faculty member is using education to help reduce recidivism rates at SCI Benner Township and the Centre County Correctional Facility.
Quality Talk Science Summit explores how to make critical thinking happen in classrooms
Nearly two dozen middle- and high-school science teachers gathered on the Penn State University Park campus recently to participate in a Quality Talk Science Summit, "Quality Talk in Science: How to make critical-analytic thinking happen in your classroom."
Penn State, Pitt examine partnerships at second annual Education Summit
While Penn State and Pitt may be athletic-event rivals, when it comes to education they have developed a very collaborative partnership.
Student teacher's kindergarten class collects, sends 1,300 books to school in Africa
Ericka Sinicrope completed her Professional Development School program by overseeing African Library Book Project that will benefit underserved students in Malawi, Africa.
TEAMology receives $75,000 award from Fund for Innovation
Project TEAM is a school-wide program that assists students with social skills, career education, anti-bullying strategies, friendship and relational skills.
Student Elijah Armstrong takes a stand for educational equity
Dealing with epilepsy and overcoming adversity has empowered Education and Public Policy student Elijah Armstrong with an all-in sense of advocacy dynamic enough to stand up for the rights of others and even the courage and tenacity to do a little stand-up on his own.
Praise and plaudits about Jamie Myers come from everywhere
Former students, colleagues have nothing but compliments for retiring professor.
After 40 years, Jamie Myers' teaching career comes to a close
The professor of education knows the Professional Development School program is in great shape; more time with family and additional hours on a boat beckon.
College of Education opens search for associate dean
The College of Education has launched an internal search for its next associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies to replace Stephanie Knight, who will step down Aug. 1 to become the next dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
New research shows reversal of Civil Rights era gains
A report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State finds intense school segregation of black and Latino students in the south.
Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools
The Penn State College of Education's Center for Education and Civil Rights will hold a free event focused on "Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment," scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, 1st Floor, in Washington, D.C.
School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools
Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography and co-director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State, is looking at how student assignment policies may be impacting the diversity of public schools.
RHS graduate, veteran featured on Good Morning America
ABC’s "Good Morning America" will feature Penn State graduate Danielle Joliet on May 10 as part of the GMA Class of 2017. Joliet, a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the Penn State College of Education, is also the recipient of the Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Learner Award. This success did not come to Joliet without challenges — the wife and mother of two is a recovering alcoholic who found a way to turn her life around and help others do the same.
Doctoral candidate aims to help his Indonesian students broaden their horizons
Usep Syaripudin hopes to change students' way of thinking when he returns to his homeland to teach educators.
Prospective teacher thankful for Penn State's educational environment
Winner of College of Education's Undergraduate Student Leadership and Service Award, Leigh Boggs made the most of her college career.
Doctoral student focuses research on North Korean defectors
Regardless of the things that make people different, there is one thing we all have in common. We all are human beings and we all deserve to be happy. This philosophy is the driving force behind doctoral candidate Jinhee Choi's interest in researching the experiences of North Korean defectors living in South Korea.
PDS Inquiry Conference brings out best in future teachers
More than 70 prospective teachers in Professional Development School program present research interests.
Research project changes lives in remote communities in Peru
For Joe Levitan and Kayla Johnson, their research quite literally has become their life’s work. What started as Levitan’s research has expanded to include Johnson’s area of expertise, and it has been life-changing for both of them, as well as for the indigenous people in rural communities in Peru with whom they are working.
Mandalas by education graduate student to be displayed in Old Main
Intricate mandalas, created by College of Education graduate student Fernanda Bonafini, will be on display in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 209 Old Main, beginning May 12.
Students create digital game to raise landmine awareness
Kenan Zekic, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, collaborated with visual arts students to create a game to help students in his home country learn while also raising awareness of landmines left behind following the Bosnian War.
Alumna draws on Penn State experience to assist Florida school district
Rebecca Burns knew she could be a prober-solver because of her background in College of Education's Professional Development School.
Organizational development program adds two certificates
The College of Education, in partnership with Penn State World Campus, will offer certificates in analytics and occupational safety and health as part of its graduate program in organization development and change.
National School Boards Association head to speak at commencement
Thomas J. Gentzel, the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), is the speaker for the College of Education's spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus.
College of Education celebrates twin marshals
For the first time in at least 20 years, and possibly ever, the Penn State College of Education has two student marshals for its spring commencement ceremony – and they're twins in more ways than just their perfect 4.0 GPA.
Alumna dedicates career to American Indian education
Alumna Jane Harstad credits the College of Education for preparing her for her new position as Director of Indian Education for the State of Minnesota.
Alumna returns to school to follow her passion
She graduated from Penn State in 2014 and has returned to College of Education for a teaching certificate and master's degree.
Student learns about diversity in Italy
Study-abroad opportunities can be life-changing for undergraduate students, and that indeed is the case for Julianne Arcamone, a third-year student studying elementary and early childhood education with a minor in psychology.
College of Education well-represented at national conference
A large number of faculty and students are authors or co-authors of papers being presented in symposia, paper sessions or poster sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting April 27 through May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Hudock earns award for outstanding teaching
Laura Hudock, doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction, is one of 10 Penn State graduate students to receive the 2017 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.
Research focuses on training needs of African teachers
Penn State faculty member Elizabeth Hughes and a colleague are collaborating with professors at African universities to identify the special education professional development needs of teachers in four African nations.
Doctoral candidate earns American Bar Foundation fellowship
Rachel Montgomery awarded $35,000 to assist emerging scholars studying a variety of higher education topics.
Preview Days matches higher education master's students with graduate assistantships
New graduate students say College of Education program is most helpful in their decision-making process.
Interns in Professional Development School take time to give back to community
Prospective teachers in Penn State's PDS program enjoy a variety of philanthropic interests.
College recognizes five at annual awards ceremony
The College of Education recognized five of its own at its annual awards ceremony on April 17.
Hill awarded $25,000 seed grant
Kathleen Hill, assistant professor of education in Curriculum and Instruction and the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), is one of 20 faculty recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards from the Institute for CyberScience (ICS).
Concert to benefit the people of South Sudan
Local band Group Therapy, which includes Jim Herbert, professor of rehabilitation and human services, will headline a benefit concert on April 17 to support the citizens of South Sudan, an area rampant with poverty and famine as a result of a 22-year civil war.
Student's humanitarian work inspires professor
After reading the weekly internship logs of senior Kalkidan Streit, who is interning in South Sudan, Professor Jim Herbert was motivated to help those in the war-stricken nation by hosting a benefit concert.
New project serves military families affected by autism
TeleConsult, a three-tier, collaborative program in the College of Education, provides guidance and information for military families regarding their child’s autism diagnosis.
Peck receives 2017 Kopp International Achievement Award
Kyle L. Peck, professor of education and research fellow in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, and co-director for the Center for Online Innovation in Learning, is one of two recipients of the 2017 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award.
Research first of its kind to study attendance patterns of rural students
While increasing college enrollment and graduate rates is a national priority, targeting the college behaviors of rural students is particularly important, according to Soo-yong Byun, associate professor of educational theory and policy and Social Sciences Research Institute co-funded faculty.
Presentation supports discussions of race with young children
The Center for Education and Civil Rights will present "Why and How to Talk About Race with Young Children" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 111 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
College doctoral alumni among those honored during reunion weekend
Penn State doctoral alumni, including five from the College of Education, celebrated the 10th, 25th and 50th anniversary of receiving their doctorate on March 25 at the Graduate School’s annual Doctoral Alumni Recognition Luncheon.
Presentation to explain how immigration orders impact K-12 education
Educators, counselors, school administrators and preservice educators can get a crash course on how the recent executive orders on immigration affect their work at "Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know."
Study explores impacts of school choice on segregation
Associate Professor of Education Erica Frankenberg is leading a study that explores how school choice is affecting racial composition and segregation in Pennsylvania schools.
College of Education distinguished alumni among members of Provost’s Global Advisory Council
Two distinguished alumni from the College of Education are among the inaugural members of the Provost's Global Advisory Council, which held its first meeting Thursday, March 23, on the University Park campus.
Alumni Achievement Award honorees boast early returns
The Penn State Alumni Association will honor nine outstanding graduates, including two from the College of Education, with the Alumni Achievement Award during an official ceremony in late March.
Workforce Education Graduate Student Association offers three speakers in April
The WEGSA (Workforce Education Graduate Student Association) will be hosting three speaker events in April. Attendance is free and the events will be livestreamed via Zoom and recorded.
Education student receives scholarship from LGBTQA Student Resource Center
David Falk, a students studying secondary mathematics education, is one of five Penn State students to receive a scholarship from the LGBTQA Student Resource Center.
Holders' $1.2M donation funds educational resources, education scholarship
John and Barbara Holder, 1965 alumni of Penn State’s College of Education, have made a $1.2 million estate commitment to be shared equally between the University Libraries and the College of Education. Half of the funds will endow an educational resources collection, and the other half will support an undergraduate scholarship for education majors.
Jim Johnson, Jane Keat receive distinguished career awards
The longtime Penn State faculty members have been named as winners of the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) VOICE for Children Distinguished Career award.
Heard on Campus: Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace
"We still have a way to go to have a truly inclusive democracy and race is probably the most important piece of that. ..."
College of Education students to perform in President’s Concert
Nearly 60 Penn State students, including three from the College of Education, will take to the stage for the 11th annual Penn State President’s Concert, to be held March 16 at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.
Student leadership conference to focus on education
The Penn State Lion Scouts once again will host a conference designed to promote networking and leadership development for undergraduate students. This year's conference will focus on leadership in education.
Education faculty member to speak at the Africana Research Center's Luncheon Series
Jeanine Staples, associate professor of education and African-American studies, will present "The Scope and Sequence of White Oblivion (and How It Hurts and Kills People): Identifying & Dismantling White Supremacy Through an Endarkened Feminist Epistemological and Ontological Framework" at noon on March 27 in 217 Willard Building as part of the Africana Research Center in the Luncheon Series.
Student group endows award
Students involved in the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association are used to helping others. Now, their efforts will benefit one of their own, as the group has raised enough money to endow its own award.
Presentation to focus on building community, embracing race
Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-director of EmbraceRace, will speak on “Making ‘America’ Possible: A Conversation about Building Community and Embracing Race” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Doctoral student earns $20,000 dissertation grant
Understanding demographic patterns with a school district a useful part of integration methods, Taylor says.
Center for Education and Civil Rights to host forum Feb. 21
The Center for Education and Civil Rights will host a forum from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 236 Chambers Building, to discuss policy continuity and change in civil rights in post-secondary and professional education in the Trump Administration.
Policy brief brings national attention to family literacy
A new policy brief out of Penn State’s Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has identified a critical need for family literacy programs across the United States and calls for increased funding of these programs nationwide.
New database connects Penn State with Pennsylvania schools
Navigate Education in PA is an online database created by the staff of the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) that contains information on more than 4,800 Pennsylvania education agencies, including public, private and charter schools, intermediate units, career and technology centers and higher education institutions.
American Journal of Education takes extraordinary jump within international rankings
That the American Journal of Education rose to fourth in the most recent SCImago Journal & Country Rank is impressive enough. The pace of its meteoric advancement from not being ranked among the top 50 in 2012 to where it is today is what caught the collective eye of its co-editors.
Study examines education professionals' use of Pinterest
Assistant Professor of School Psychology Cristin Hall leads a study investigating the "pinning" behaviors of school psychologists and the quality of the content they are sharing.
Education student organizes diversity conference
College of Education senior Annie Cave has collaborated with her professors to organize “Preparing for the Future: Educating ALL students in ALL Spaces,” a diversity-in-education themed conference scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.
Hectic lives of student teachers and THON volunteers all 'For The Kids'
A number of students in the College of Education's Elementary and Early Childhood Education program juggle teaching with volunteering, and it's all worth it, they say.
Frankenberg again named among most influential in shaping education
For the third year in a row, Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education and demography, and co-director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, is on the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list of the top 200 U.S.-based university scholars who influence education policy and practice.
Grant enables College of Education to expand science, language programs in Hazleton community
English learners in city's schools and community center to benefit academically from $2.1 million grant.
Students encouraged to apply for scholarships
The College of Education’s scholarship committee is accepting scholarship applications for College-specific scholarships available for the 2017-18 academic year.
Online education program recognized in U.S. News’ online programs rankings
Penn State World Campus is ranked in the top 10 in six categories of U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs, including best online graduate education program.
College of Education researchers receive COIL grants
Rayne A. Sperling, associate professor of educational psychology, and Nicole Wang, a doctoral student in learning, design and technology, have been awarded grants through Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning's (COIL) Research Initiation Grant program.
‘Lunch with the Penn State Humphrey Fellows’ to be held Jan. 27
The State College branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present “Lunch with the Penn State Humphrey Fellows: International Perspectives on Women in Society” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at The Nittany Lion Inn. The program will feature two Penn State Humphrey Fellows: Cuba’s Mayda Ramos Alemán and China’s Xinping He.

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