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School of Education Dean Alan Lesgold Announces Retirement

Published on 7/31/2015 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University of Pittsburgh News Services.] Alan Lesgold, dean of the School of Education and a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Council of Deans since 2000, will step down as dean in August 2016. Under Lesgold’s leadership, the School of Education has emb... Read More...

Alexis Contreras - Fostering the Behavioral Development of Youth

Published on 7/30/2015 6:00:00 AM

Name: Alexis Contreras Degree Program: Master of Science (MS) in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) ADP Track: 1.) Child and Youth Work and 2.) Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities Alexis Contreras, who graduated from the Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) master’s degree program in... Read More...

Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless Publishes New Study on Successful Implementation of Social-Emotional Programs and Coedits "Prevention Research"

Published on 7/27/2015 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University of Pittsburgh News Services.] Teachers with strong social-emotional skills tend to implement new social-emotional intervention programs more faithfully, according to a study conducted by a University of Pittsburgh education professor published in the... Read More...

August 2015 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Published on 7/23/2015 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education is holding its August Graduation Celebration on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at the University Club in Ballroom B from 4-6 p.m. Students are encouraged to arrive by 3:15 p.m. The University Club is located at 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, and parking is available in ... Read More...

Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless is a Principal Investigator on $3 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Published on 7/20/2015 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless was part of a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the role of psychological safety in teaching math and science to preschoolers. The project, entitled "Peg + Cat: Developing Preschoolers' Early Math Skills," was awarded to the Fred Rogers ... Read More...

Cooperative Undergraduate Program Between University of Pittsburgh and Beijing Normal University from China

Published on 7/13/2015 6:00:00 AM

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education and the School of Continuing Education and Teacher Training of Beijing Normal University (BNU) are now offering a program to help Chinese students prepare for undergraduate study in the United States. The program focuses on selecting top Chinese high... Read More...

Alexandria Grant - Managing Emotional and Behavioral Health for Children

Published on 7/9/2015 6:00:00 AM

Name: Alexandria Grant Degree Program: Master of Science (MS) in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) ADP Track: Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities While an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, Alexandria Grant was offered the opportunity to be a student worker at The Children... Read More...

Alumna and Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Teacher Edwina Kinchington Named Top Biology Teacher in Pa

Published on 7/6/2015 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of Pittsburgh Public Schools.] The National Association of Biology Teachers is pleased to present Edwina Kinchington from the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy (SciTech) with the 2015 Pennsylvania Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. This honor, given annually... Read More...

Professor Rich Milner Featured on "Education Week" OpEducation Blog

Published on 7/1/2015 6:00:00 AM

Center of Urban Education Director and Professor Rich Milner wrote an article for the Education Week's OpEducation blog, titled "Educators Shouldn't Avoid the Tough Conversations." In the blog, Milner discusses an armed robbery he heard of while conducting research at a middle school, a robbery tha... Read More...

EdD Student Patrick Graczyk Hired as Allegheny Valley School District Superintendent

Published on 6/26/2015 6:00:00 AM

Patrick M. Graczyk, who is beginning Pitt's School of Education doctoral program this summer, was named by the Allegheny Valley School District as its new superintendent . He will begin the job on August 1, succeeding superintendent Cheryl A. Griffith, who announced her retirement in January. Alleg... Read More...
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