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News: Oct.-Dec. 2012

DCEC Looks at Language Diversity in 2012-13
DCEC announces Exploring Language Diversity as 2012-13 theme.
Alumni couple gives $2 million to honor innovative teachers
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (January 2013)
The Penn State College of Education congratulates outstanding achievements of staff members.
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (comped October 2012)
The Penn State College of Education congratulations outstanding achievements of staff members.
Recent Alumna Volunteers as a Teacher in Colombia
Brittney Diesel, recent College of Education Alumna, works as a volunteer kindergarten teacher in Bogota, Colombia
Principal and Doctoral Candidate’s School is Awarded National “Breakthrough” Schools Award
Doctoral candidate Tom Dodd is the principal at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado. His school was recently recognized as a Breakthrough School by a partnership between the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the MetLife Foundation.
Alumna Receives Dissertation Award for Groundbreaking Research
Dr. Erin McHenry-Sorber '11 Ph.D. has received the Edward W. Chance Memorial Rural Education Dissertation Award from the National Rural Education Association for her groundbreaking research on the politics of teacher strikes in rural communities.
Philadelphia Urban Seminar Offers Students the Opportunity to Teach in Urban Public Schools
CI 295D: The Philadelphia Urban Seminar is a 3-credit, two week course that allows students to teach in urban public schools.
Staff Changes (December 2012)
A listing of staff changes in the Penn State College of Education from July to December 2012.
North Carolina Teacher Earns Master's Degree Online at Penn State
Tonia Bauer is using knowledge learned online through a Penn State World Campus master’s degree program to help improve her fourth-graders’ reading abilities.
New Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis Established
The Penn State College of Education has created a new Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis (CEEPA).
College of Education Renews National Accreditation
Penn State’s College of Education recently completed a successful review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), one of the two national accrediting agencies for teacher education in the United States.