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Alumna and Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Teacher Edwina Kinchington Wins Biology Award

Published on 7/2/2015 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...

Center for Urban Education Director Rich Milner Interviewed on "Lynne Hayes Freeland Show"

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

Center of Urban Education Director Rich Milner was interviewed on KDKA-TV's The Lynne Hayes Freeland Show to discuss students, race, and equity in education . He also discussed his new book , Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms and editor-in-chief of Urban Edu... Read More...

Four School of Education Professors Contribute as Editors to Book on Community Engagement in Higher Education

Published on 6/15/2015 6:00:00 AM

Four School of Education professors in the Administrative and Policy Studies Department, James Jacob, Stewart Sutin, John Weidman, and John Yeager, edited a new book , Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice . The 18-chapter anthology, published by Sense Publishers, co... Read More...

Research of Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Used as Basis for Getting St. Louis Students to College

Published on 6/12/2015 9:14:00 AM

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page's research on "summer melt" is being used as a basis for the High School to College Center in St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Summer melt is the concept of high school students--as many as 20 percent--planning to go to college who, due to lack ... Read More...

Professor Rich Milner on HuffPost Live to Discuss Ending Racism in Schools

Published on 6/10/2015 6:00:00 AM

Rich Milner, director of the School of Education Center for Urban Education and a professor, was interviewed on HuffPost Live to discuss issues of race in education regarding a private New York school that separates young students based on race to teach them about racism. HuffPost Live is a live-st... Read More...

PhD Student Lisa Brown Featured in "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" for Environmental Work

Published on 6/10/2015 6:00:00 AM

Lisa Brown, a PhD student in the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education ( SCAE ) program, was featured in the June 2 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her environmental work with the Saw Mill Run stream in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Brown, who is coordinator of the new, nonprofit S... Read More...

Student Kaitlyn Brennan Travels to D.C. to Advocate for Special Education Grants in Higher Ed

Published on 6/8/2015 6:00:00 AM

Kaitlyn Brennan, a Special Education Leadership and Applied Behavior Analysis graduate student, traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to speak with members of the Appropriations Committee about the importance of Special Education Personnel Preparation Grants in Higher Education. She met ind... Read More...

Assistant Professor Michael Lovorn Elected President of the National Social Studies Supervisors Association

Published on 6/5/2015 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Michael Lovorn was elected president of the National Social Studies Supervisors Association ( NSSSA ), which is an affiliate organization of the National Council for the Social Studies ( NCSS ), and serves K-12 and higher education social studies supervisors, leaders, and teache... Read More...
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