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Center for Urban Education Director Rich Milner Named Among the Country's Most Influential Educational Scholars

Published on 1/20/2015 6:00:00 AM

Center for Urban Education Director and Professor Rich Milner was named by American Enterprise Institute director of Education Policy Frederick M. Hess on the “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognizes 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education. Using eig... Read More...

Assistant Professor Sean Kelly Invited to American Educational Research Journal Editorial Board

Published on 1/16/2015 6:00:00 AM

Sean Kelly, an assistant professor in the Administrative and Policy Studies Department, has been invited to join the editorial board of the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), one of the flagship publications of the American Educational Research Association. Kelly has served as a periodic... Read More...

$20,000 Scholarships Available for Students Interested in Fall 2015 Early Intervention/Autism Specialization Program

Published on 1/13/2015 6:00:00 AM

Are you interested in a career working with young children with autism and their families? If so, consider applying to the Early Intervention with Autism Specialization program at the University of Pittsburgh ! We prepare graduate-level students to work effectively with young children (birth-five y... Read More...

Center for Urban Education Director Rich Milner Appointed to Governor Tom Wolf's Transition Team

Published on 1/12/2015 6:00:00 AM

Center for Urban Education Director Rich Milner was appointed by Governor-elect Tom Wolf to his transition committee for education issues . These individuals will work with the agency review heads and with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that face the exec... Read More...

Alumnus and North Hills High School Principal John Kreider Wins First Pennsylvania School Counselors Association’s Administrator Appreciation Award

Published on 1/9/2015 6:00:00 AM

Alumnus and North Hills High School Principal John Kreider was awarded as one of the first two winners of the Administrator Appreciation Award from the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA). PSCA's mission is to expand the image and influence of professional school counselors, to promote... Read More...

Western Pa Writing Project Collaborates with Carnegie Science Center to Explore Science and Literacy at SMASH JAM Workshop

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

[Press release published on behalf of the Carnegie Science Center.] Local middle and high school students will work together this weekend to transform their ideas about scientific topics into videos–in just a few hours–during Carnegie Science Center’s Digital Video SMASH JAM Workshop. The intensive ... Read More...

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang Publishes First Issue of Newsletter for Developmental and Motivation Research Lab

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

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang has released the inaugural issue of his Developmental and Motivation Research Laboratory's newsletter , with a goal of "informing our readers of the numerous studies and events taking place at the lab and spread knowledge and interest in topics related to developmen... Read More...

Sto-Rox Elementary Principal and MEd Graduate Maurice Wigley Interviewed for Oral History Radio Project

Published on 1/5/2015 6:00:00 AM

MEd in elementary education graduate Maurice Wigley was interviewed for SLB Radio Productions' award-winning public radio program, The Saturday Light Brigade , and specifically, the Crossing Fences series . Launched in 2012, the Crossing Fences series is an oral history project that connects generat... Read More...

Assistant Superintendent Michael Loughead Featured in Remake Learning Article on Pittsburgh Learning Pathways Summit

Published on 12/22/2014 6:00:00 AM

More than 400 teachers, artists, students, and learning experts gathered at the Sprout Fund-hosted Pittsburgh Learning Pathways Summit on November 21, 2014, to "exchange ideas and help design new pathways that make best use of the rich educational resources Pittsburgh has to offer, both in school an... Read More...

EdD Graduate and Assistant Superintendent Todd Keruskin Helps Children Embrace Technology that Combines Art and 3D Printing

Published on 12/19/2014 6:00:00 AM

EdD school leadership graduate Todd Keruskin is helping teach children through art and 3D technology at Elizabeth Forward School District. Keruskin, who is assistant superintendent at Elizabeth Forward, works with 3D printing at every school level, including kindergarteners using an iPad app to desi... Read More...
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