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Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang Assesses that Parental Involvement Still Essential in Secondary School

Published on 11/21/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Although students become more independent as they rise through grade levels and parent-teacher interactions typically lessen as students age, parental involvement in a child’s education during the secondary school years plays an essential rol... Read More...

Four Alumni Invited to ConnectED to the Future Event at White House

Published on 11/18/2014 6:00:00 AM

On Wednesday, November 19, President Obama, Secretary Duncan, and senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Education will welcome over 100 superintendents to the White House as part of the "ConnectED to the Future" event , four of whom are graduates of the School of Education in the Administrativ... Read More...

Lauren Silverstein - Starting a Work Preparation Program for Hartford Teens

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

Typically, pilot programs need some time to find their footing and get things off the ground. However, for Lauren Silverstein, founder and director of the Jr. Apprentice program in Hartford, Conn., this was not an issue. When she began the nonprofit program with the Hartford Consortium for Higher E... Read More...

Health and Physical Activity Faculty Members, Graduates, and Students Present at Obesity Society Conference

Published on 11/7/2014 6:00:00 AM

Faculty members, graduates, and students from the Health and Physical Activity Department presented at the Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting from November 2-7, 2014. Taking place in Boston, this meeting has grown to be one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals at all ... Read More...

Recent Graduate Youssef Abdelwahab Named Crossland Teacher of the Month

Published on 11/5/2014 6:00:00 AM

Youssef Abdelwahab, a School of Education foreign language MAT graduate, was named Teacher of the Month at Crossland High School. Abdelwahab recently began his new position at the school, which is located in Temple Hills, Md. "Mr. Abdelwahab is a great asset to our school and the community," said C... Read More...

Doctoral Student Seth Creasy Honored with Early Career Award from The Obesity Society

Published on 10/24/2014 6:00:00 AM

HPA doctoral student Seth Creasy has received a 2014 Early-Career Award Grant from The Obesity Society. The organization's awards recognize specific research achievements and major contributions to the basic science, treatment, and prevention of obesity. Awards highlighting the careers of researcher... Read More...

Alumna Ellen J. Dehouske Self-Publishes Book Through Amazon

Published on 10/23/2014 6:00:00 AM

Ellen J. Dehouske, who graduated from the School of Education with a PhD, self-published a book in June 2014, titled We Feed Each Other: Nourishment through Friendships—a Memoir of Sorts , available on Amazon. Dehouske spent her career as a high school English teacher; a special education teacher o... Read More...

Jennifer Lin Russell Named a Fellow by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Published on 10/22/2014 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Jennifer Lin Russell has been named a Carnegie Fellow for 2014-2015 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Fellows are expected to participate in the foundation by contributing blog posts, offering CEL presentations, and participating in the annual summit an... Read More...

Lindsay Page's Research on Summer Melt Featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and ABC News

Published on 10/21/2014 6:00:00 AM

Research Assistant Professor Lindsay Page's research on "summer melt" was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times , Washington Post , The Chronicle of Higher Education , ABC News , and NPR's Essential Pittsburgh . Summer melt is the concept of high school students planning to go to college who, ... Read More...

HPA Students Help Raise Health Awareness at Events Around Pittsburgh

Published on 10/20/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Exercise Science Organization (ESO), a student-run group within the School of Education’s Health and Physical Activity (HPA) Department, has been involved in a variety of health-related events at the University level as well as around Pittsburgh. The ESO was created in 2000, with junior and seni... Read More...
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