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Western Pa Writing Project Partnering with Clairton City School District

Published on 9/2/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project (WPWP), an initiative within the School of Education, is partnering with Clairton City School District to create a cross-curricular writing institute in 2014-2015 , titled Clairton Writes, via a $35,000 Teacher Empowerment Grant provided by the Heinz Endowmen... Read More...

Christina Groark and Shannon Wanless Asked by Mayor's Office to Take Part in Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education

Published on 8/27/2014 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Chris Groark and Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless were asked by Mayor William Peduto's office to take part in the City of Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education on August 13 and 14. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan attended the first day's event as wel... Read More...

Lindsay Page's Research on Summer Melt Featured in Washington Post, ABC News, and NPR

Published on 8/25/2014 6:00:00 AM

Research Assistant Professor Lindsay Page's research on "summer melt" was recently featured in the Washington Post , ABC News , and NPR's Essential Pittsburgh . Summer melt is the concept of high school students planning to go to college who, due to lack of resources or mentors, decide not to atten... Read More...

Faculty Member George J. Zimmerman Given Highest Honor in the Field of Orientation and Mobility

Published on 8/15/2014 6:00:00 AM

In late July, Associate Professor George J. Zimmerman received the Lawrence E. Blaha Award at the Association for Education and Rehabilitation (AER) of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The Lawrence E. Blaha Award was created to "honor people who h... Read More...

Graduate Margot Goldberg Awarded Teaching Fellowship from Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Published on 8/13/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.] The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) recently announced its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows, one of whom is a 2010 and 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh—Margot Goldberg. Selected from a pool of more... Read More...

MOSAIC Students Tutor Local High School Students in Literacy Skills

Published on 8/11/2014 6:00:00 AM

MOSAIC students are in the top row, and the ASHS students are in the bottom row, with Mandi Skerbetz on the far left, and Sheila Conway on the far right. The 2015 cohort of School of Education MOSAIC students recently completed three weeks of literacy tutoring with high school students at the Prope... Read More...

Western Pa Writing Project Sponsors Summer Workshop that Results in Three New Art and Poetry Books

Published on 8/8/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project (WPWP), which is a teacher-centered professional development program hosted in the School of Education, recently offered a four-week poetry and art workshop with the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation that resulted in three books. WPWP, which works to ... Read More...

Western Pa Writing Project Works with Carnegie Science Center on Science and Literacy Workshop for Students

Published on 8/6/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the Carnegie Science Center.] In the span of just a few hours, 12 middle and high school students transformed ideas about scientific topics into videos during Carnegie Science Center’s Digital Video SMASH JAM Workshop this weekend. The intensive workshop is part... Read More...

Alumnus Sean McComb Featured on Cover of "Parade" Magazine

Published on 8/5/2014 9:20:00 AM

Alumnus Sean McComb, who was honored this past spring as the 2014 National Teacher of the Year , was featured on this past week's edition of Parade magazine with some back-to-school advice for parents. Read More...

Jennifer Lin Russell Leads a Research Team to Help Coaches Train Teachers on Common Core State Standards

Published on 7/16/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press released republished on behalf of University News.] Under a strategy instituted by the Toyota Motor Company, any autoworker on the production line could halt production to signal a quality issue. It was part of a company approach to continuously improve performance. Now, for the first time, t... Read More...
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