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News: Oct. - Dec. 2011

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First-Grade Behavior Has Long-Term Effect on Reading and Mathematics in Later Years, Study Shows
The level of school readiness of first-grade students can have an effect on their educational outcomes as they approach middle school.
Alumni Society Honors 2011 Award Recipients
Congratulations to eight outstanding alumni of the College, winners of 2011 Alumni Society Awards.
Bookmarks Promote Ways to Detect and Report Child Sexual Abuse
Counselor Education Students Create a bookmark that lists signs of child sexual abuse and contacts to report suspected abuse.
Zahorchak Named 2011 Alumni Fellow
Gerald Zahorchak, former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has been named an alumni fellow at Penn State.
Dana Mitra Receives Fulbright Senior Scholar Award
Dana Mitra, an associate professor of education, has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to conduct research in Bangalore, India, in the spring of 2012.
A Letter to Grandchildren
Child Abuse Bookmark (pdf)
Yenika-Agbaw and Napoli Release New Book on Africana Literature and Cultures
"African and African American Children's and Adolescent Literature in the Classroom" has been released.
Open Letters by Faculty of the College of Education, Penn State
New Book Examines Pipeline to Legal Profession for African Americans
Only 4 percent of practicing attorneys are African Americans, according to a new book by Dorie Evensen and Carla Pratt.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled November 2011
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Graphic Organizers Aid Students With Learning Disabilities
Doug Dexter and Charlie Hughes found that students who are taught with graphic organizers perform better posttest than when traditional instructional techniques are used.
Schreyer Scholar Isn’t Clowning Around with Campus Club
Chad Littlefield started a fun new student club that spreads happiness.
Faculty and Staff Changes (compiled November 2011)
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, fall-winter 2011
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled November 2011
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Krause Innovation Studio
A special ribbon cutting signaled the upstart of the College of Education’s most advanced teaching and learning resource.
Agent of Social Change
Alumnus aims to inspire students to make a difference.
Interactive Transgender Presentation a Success
An interactive presentation on Nov. 3 informed educators how to be supportive of transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
Bullies and Bystanders
Two education faculty members study the effects of bullying on bystanders.
Commentary from a Long-Retired Teacher
Commentary from Paul Bixby
Kolb Authors New Book on Facilitation of Small Groups
"Small Group Facilitation" offers research, insights, and suggestions on ways to improve the functioning of groups and teams.
Disability in Literature is the Topic of Yenika-Agbaw’s Research
The phenomenon of disability is largely absent in the literacy curricula in the schools, notes Vivian Yenika-Agbaw.
Congratulations Faculty (compiled November 2011)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty and staff for their accomplishments
Advising and Certification Center Reorganizes
The College of Education’s student advising office has a new name, several new faces, and a new approach in providing guidance services.
Kolb Authors New Book on Facilitation of Small Groups
"Small Group Facilitation" offers research, insights, and suggestions on ways to improve the functioning of groups and teams.
Organization Educates the Educators of Tomorrow
Penn State's Higher Education Student Association is devoted to instructing future educators with a three-pronged approach.
Maura Keasey Named Fall 2011 Student Marshal
Frankenberg Co-Edits New Book that Examines School Integration
"Integrating Schools in a Changing Society" is the title of a new book co-edited by Erica Frankenberg.
International Programs Opens New Office Space
School Safety Workshop to be Held
School administrators and partnering law enforcement are encouraged to attend the School Safety Workshop Nov. 17 at Penn State.
College of Education Awards Six Dean's Graduate Assistantships
Interactive Transgender Presentation a Success
An interactive presentation on Nov. 3 informed educators how to be supportive of transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
Senior Aims For Well-Rounded Collegiate Career
Senior Lauren Apgar has strived for a balance in extra curricular and academic success to better prepare herself for a career in education.
Rankin Co-Authors Book on the Experiences of Transgender People
New book details the experiences of transgender people in today’s society.
Valente, Carr-Chellman Speak at TEDxPSU
Joe Valente and Ali Carr-Chellman have been selected to speak at the 2011 TEDxPSU conference on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Penn State.