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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...

CGSE Call for Proposals for Spring Colloquium

Published on 12/17/2014 6:00:00 AM

What are you working on? Share your research and projects with other graduate students. The CGSE Conference Committee is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Spring 2015 Research Colloquium. This forum for education research will be held at The University of Pittsburgh on Thursday, March... Read More...

Steel Valley Superintendent and EdD Student Ed Wehrer Implementing New Districtwide Plan to Use iPads

Published on 12/17/2014 6:00:00 AM

Ed Wehrer, a current EdD school leadership student, is helping implement a districtwide plan at Steel Valley to use iPads . The Steel Valley school board voted December 2 to accept a $291,791 donation from Apple Corp. to implement the new technology plan. Wehrer, who is superintendent at the school,... Read More...

The What Works Clearinghouse Releases a Single Study Review on Lindsay Page's Research

Published on 12/16/2014 10:30:00 AM

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) today released a single study review of Assistant Professor Lindsay Page's report, “Freshman year financial aid nudges: An experiment to increase FAFSA renewal and college persistence." The WWC, established in 2002, reviews and assesses research evidence for educa... Read More...

Alumna Cara Ciminillo is Helping Make Pittsburgh "More Playful"

Published on 12/15/2014 6:00:00 AM

Cara Ciminillo, an operations director at the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and MEd graduate in international and developmental education, is part of a group of educators that are placing an importance on play for children’s development and the roles of cities in... Read More...

The Pastors Wives Honored Graduate Phyllis Davis-Jones as Community Difference-Maker in Pittsburgh at Black History Awards

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

The Pastors Wives of the Churches of God in Christ's Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania celebrated nine women who made a difference in their communities at its recent annual Black History Achievement Awards Banquet. One of these women was Phyliss Davis-Jones, who earned her master's ... Read More...

Nominate a School of Education Alum for 2015 Alumni Awards

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

The School of Education is seeking nominations for its 2015 Alumni Awards. Through this program, the school honors the outstanding accomplishments of alumni and students. Criteria for these awards include a recognition of professional achievement, commitment to the continued success of the School of... Read More...

EdD Student Emily Sanders Guest Contributes for Tech Talk Live Blog

Published on 12/10/2014 6:00:00 AM

Emily Sanders, an EdD student in educational leadership, recently was a guest contributor for the Tech Talk Live blog , offering some best practices and resources for educators creating online professional development. Sanders is the director of assessment, data & technology at New Castle Area Schoo... Read More...

Graduate Timothy Wagner Receives 2014 Outstanding Young Educator Award

Published on 12/8/2014 6:00:00 AM

Timothy M. Wagner, a middle school language arts curriculum leader and gifted education coordinator at Upper St. Clair School District, received the 2014 Outstanding Young Educator Award [ a write-up is on page 3 ] from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD).... Read More...

PhD Graduate K. Holly Shiflett Helps USIL to Become First University in Peru to Have U.S. Accreditation

Published on 12/5/2014 6:00:00 AM

In October, School of Education graduate K. Holly Shiflett participated in an American Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accrediting visit at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) in Lima, Peru, with a team of international scholars. USIL, a for-profit career school with pr... Read More...
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