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IISE Welcoming Reception for Indonesian Delegation Academic Writing Workshop

Published on 9/26/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) is organizing an academic writing workshop for the Indonesian delegations, consisting of 15 university lecturers during October 4-14, 2014. To welcome the group, IISE will host the welcoming reception on October 7, 2014 from 12:00-1:30 p.m... Read More...

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Set to Publish Book "Summer Melt" on October 21

Published on 9/19/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the Harvard Education Press.] Under increasing pressure to raise graduation rates and ensure that students leave high school college-and career-ready, many school and district leaders may believe that, when students graduate with college acceptances in hand, th... Read More...

Professors, Alumni, and Graduates Involved with Flight 93 Memorial Project Featured in Various Media

Published on 9/18/2014 6:00:00 AM

School of Education alumni, graduate students, and professors have received media coverage from a variety of sources as part of creating the Junior Ranger Program at the Flight 93 Memorial. The program activities and illustrations at Flight 93 are the collaborative work of an academic team from the ... Read More...

Ready to Learn Sophomore Scholars Program

Published on 9/9/2014 3:22:00 PM

The Center for Urban Education (CUE) in the School of Education is excited to announce the Ready to Learn Sophomore Scholars Program. This program is a tutoring and mentoring initiative that connects Pitt sophomores from various disciplines with 9th grade students in an urban school with the goal of... Read More...

Office of Child Development to Receive $1.5 Million from Federal Grant

Published on 9/8/2014 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education's Office of Child Development (OCD) is receiving $1.5 million as part of helping bring a larger grant to Allegheny County and Pennsylvania over the next five years. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services notified th... Read More...

Assistant Professor Sean Kelly Wins Most Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal "Sociology of Education"

Published on 9/5/2014 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Sean Kelly has received an outstanding reviewer award from the journal Sociology of Education (SOE). Kelly, who teaches in the school's Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, is a long-time reviewer for SOE, and served on the editorial board from 2010-12. In 2011, Univ... Read More...

Pitt Alumna Awarded STEM Teaching Fellowship

Published on 9/4/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.] The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) recently announced its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows, one of whom is a 2010 and 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh—Margot Goldberg. Selected from a pool of more tha... Read More...

Western Pa Writing Project Partnering with Clairton City School District

Published on 9/2/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project (WPWP), an initiative within the School of Education, is partnering with Clairton City School District to create a cross-curricular writing institute in 2014-2015 , titled Clairton Writes, via a $35,000 Teacher Empowerment Grant provided by the Heinz Endowmen... Read More...

Christina Groark and Shannon Wanless Asked by Mayor's Office to Take Part in Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education

Published on 8/27/2014 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Chris Groark and Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless were asked by Mayor William Peduto's office to take part in the City of Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education on August 13 and 14. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan attended the first day's event as wel... Read More...

Lindsay Page's Research on Summer Melt Featured in Washington Post, ABC News, and NPR

Published on 8/25/2014 6:00:00 AM

Research Assistant Professor Lindsay Page's research on "summer melt" was recently featured in the Washington Post , ABC News , and NPR's Essential Pittsburgh . Summer melt is the concept of high school students planning to go to college who, due to lack of resources or mentors, decide not to atten... Read More...
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