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Lindsay Page's Reports Reviewed by the What Works Clearinghouse

Published on 3/27/2015 6:00:00 AM

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) today released two single study reviews of Assistant Professor Lindsay Page's report, “The Forgotten Summer: Does the Offer of College Counseling After High School Mitigate Summer Melt Among College-Intending, Low-Income High School Graduates?," one for Atlanta an... Read More...

Alumnus Michael Caviris Hired by Georgetown County School District as Executive Director for Special Services

Published on 3/26/2015 6:00:00 AM

Michael Caviris, who graduated from the School of Education with a master's degree in special education, was announced as executive director for special services at the Georgetown County School District (GCSD). Caviris will work with principals at all of GCSD's 18 schools. This hire is also part of ... Read More...

Associate Professor Najeeb Shafiq Organizes Panel at Comparative and International Education Society Conference

Published on 3/25/2015 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Najeeb Shafiq organized a special panel honoring the work of pioneering education economists Martin Carnoy and George Psacharopoulos (formerly of the World Bank) at the recent Comparative and International Education Society ( CIES ) annual conference in Washington, D.C. CIES is ... Read More...

Office of Child Development Gathers Faculty, Students, and Community Members for Think Tank Discussion

Published on 3/24/2015 4:00:00 PM

For its March Think Tank Tuesday session, the School of Education's Office of Child Development (OCD) hosted a panel discussion with break-out groups on the topic, "Practitioners, Policymakers, and Researchers: Differing Perspectives in the Field." The collaborative event between the Office of Chil... Read More...

James Jacob and Maureen Porter Co-Edit Book "Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity"

Published on 3/24/2015 6:00:00 AM

James Jacob Maureen Porter Associate Professors James Jacob and Maureen Porter have contributed as co-editors to a new book by Institute for International Studies in Education ( IISE ) Visiting Scholar Sheng Yao Cheng of National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. The book is titled Indigenous Educa... Read More...

Three Alumni Named as Semifinalists for 2016 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

Published on 3/23/2015 6:00:00 AM

Three School of Education alumni, Matt Roberts, Alison Monk, and Janice Kazalas, are all in the running for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year honors. Roberts, Monk, and Kazalas, who all work at Pine-Richland, were recently featured in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article about their nominations. Matt... Read More...

Applied Developmental Psychology Holding Information Session for Master's Program on April 10

Published on 3/20/2015 6:00:00 AM

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ADP Undergraduate Student Danielle Peckman Featured in "The Jewish Chronicle"

Published on 3/19/2015 6:00:00 AM

Danielle Peckman, an Applied Developmental Psychology major, was featured in a recent article in The Jewish Chronicle for participating in Onward Israel , a program in Israel that includes internships, service learning, academic courses, and fellowships. Through Onward Israel’s collaboration with th... Read More...

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang Honored with Early Career Research Award in Child Development

Published on 3/18/2015 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang is being honored this week by the Society for Research in Child Development ( SRCD ) with a 2015 Early Career Research Award , one of the most highly selective and prestigious research awards in the field. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, March 20, at ... Read More...

Assistant Professor Sean Kelly Writes for "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" on How to Reduce Inequality Through Merging School Districts

Published on 3/16/2015 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Sean Kelly wrote an op-ed in this past Sunday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on how the federal government can provide incentives to merge school districts, with the goal of helping break the cycle of poverty in certain communities. In the article, Kelly suggests that when President ... Read More...
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