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Adjunct Instructor Jorge Delgado Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Education and Education Policy Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Published on 7/7/2016 6:00:00 AM

Jorge Enrique Delgado, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies as well as a PhD graduate, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Education and Education Policy Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). He is also co-chairperson of the Higher... Read More...

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page is Co-Principal Investigator of New $2.18 Million IES Grant

Published on 7/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page is a co-principal investigator (PI) of a new Institute of Education Science (IES) grant for $2.18 million, titled "Financial Aid Nudges: A National Experiment to Increase Retention of Financial Aid and College Persistence." The principal investigator for the project... Read More...

Professor John M. Jakicic Appointed to Help Write U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines

Published on 6/29/2016 12:00:00 PM

[Press released published on behalf of the University News.] Two University of Pittsburgh faculty members will play influential roles in the development of federal recommendations on the amount, intensity, and types of physical activity needed for Americans’ healthy lifestyles. John M. Jakicic and ... Read More...

Four Alumni Named as 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Award Winners

Published on 6/22/2016 10:12:00 AM

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced 10 recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Awards, four of whom are School of Education alumni. The alumni, Macrina Lelei, Troy Ross, Elizabeth Stoll, and Joelleen P. Yerace, all graduated from the Administrative and Policy Studies D... Read More...

Faculty and Student Published Articles: March-June 2016

Published on 6/15/2016 6:00:00 AM

The following are articles written by faculty members or students that were published online between March-June 2016. "Utility and Validity of Authentic Assessments and Conventional Tests for International Early Childhood Intervention Purposes: Evidence from U.S. National Social Validity Research" ... Read More...

Alumnus Wayne Gdovic Named as New South Park School District Superintendent

Published on 6/10/2016 6:00:00 AM

Alumnus Wayne Gdovic was named by South Park School District as its new superintendent , effective July 1. Gdovic previously worked at South Allegheny School District, where he was school chief since 2010 as superintendent, after having served in an acting capacity for a year. Gdovic also has held ... Read More...

EdD Alumnus Sito Narcisse Appointed as Chief of Schools at Metro Nashville Public Schools

Published on 5/26/2016 6:00:00 AM

Doctoral alumnus Sito Narcisse has been appointed to Metro Nashville Public Schools' central office as chief of schools . His role as chief of schools will be to oversee the mentoring, support, and evaluation of school-based administrators. He is currently associate superintendent at Prince George'... Read More...

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry Edits New Book "The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner"

Published on 5/23/2016 6:00:00 AM

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry edited a new book, titled The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner . The purpose of the book is to highlight the efforts of the members of Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate ( CPED ) to prepare "scholarly practitioners" in the field of education lead... Read More...

School of Education Launches New Urban Education Certificate Program

Published on 5/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] In America’s classrooms, a cultural divide exists between teachers, who are most often white, and a student population that continues to expand in ethnic diversity. This is especially true in Pittsburgh, where nearly 85 percent of public schoo... Read More...

Assistant Professor Tom Akiva Awarded Scholar Award from AERA Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group

Published on 5/16/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Tom Akiva was awarded the 2016 Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group (SIG). A Q&A related to Akiva's award is available here . Read More...
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