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Two Students Receive Chancellor’s Staff Award for Excellence

Published on 8/9/2019 10:41:00 AM

Two Pitt School of Education students were recently awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Staff — an honor that recognizes the highest level of achievement by University of Pittsburgh employees. Lauren Wallace, who is in her second year of the Doctor of Education (EdD) program, works as the director o... Read More...

Pitt Education New Home Base for Prestigious International Society

Published on 8/8/2019 2:03:00 PM

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, governments in lower-income countries regularly sent their top students to universities in the United States to study how to build up their public education systems back home. The University of Pittsburgh School of Education was at the forefront of these international ... Read More...

Pitt Center for Urban Education to House Preeminent Journal Educational Researcher

Published on 8/7/2019 1:50:00 PM

The Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education has been selected as the new home institution of the influential research education journal Educational Researcher . The Center for Urban Education will house the journal from 2019 - 2022. It is customary for the ass... Read More...

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline Conference brings together over 500 educators

Published on 8/7/2019 10:50:00 AM

In too many public schools across the country, the educational system functions more like a pipeline to prison than it does a bridge to opportunity. This grim phenomenon was the focus of the 2019 Summer Educator Forum that was held in July by the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pitt... Read More...

Grants Office Update: July 2019

Published on 7/26/2019 10:27:00 AM

Principal Investigator: Colleen Young Department: Office of Child Development Project Title: Partnerships for Family Support Agency Name: Allegheny County Award Dates: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20 Amount: $200,000 Principal Investigator: Colleen Young Department: Office of Child Development Project Title: Real... Read More...

Helping the Well-Being of College Athletes Through the Science of Sleep

Published on 7/23/2019 11:03:00 AM

New Review Recommends Best Practices for Improving Sleep Practices For college athletes seeking a competitive edge in their sport, a good night’s sleep can do wonders. Getting enough shut-eye often improves athletic performance and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression. A new review co-authore... Read More...

Educational Researcher Journal Housed in the Center for Urban Education

Published on 7/2/2019 4:25:00 PM

New Editor Team to Take Helm of ER Published by American Education Research Association ( AERA has named June Ahn (University of California, Irvine), Thurston Domina (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Andrew McEachin (RAND Corporation), Dana Thompson Dorsey (University of Pittsbu... Read More...

Valerie Kinloch Elected Vice President of NCTE

Published on 6/7/2019 3:52:00 PM

National Council of Teachers English NCTE is pleased to announce the election of Valerie Kinloch to the position of Vice President. “It is my honor to have been elected as NCTE’s next Vice President,” Kinloch said. “Being a member of NCTE for more than 20 years has allowed me to partner wit... Read More...

Children's Museum Opens Museum Lab, For Older Kids, In Renovated Historic Library

Published on 4/25/2019 10:46:00 AM

From WESA By Bill O'Driscoll One of the first free libraries built by Andrew Carnegie was located in Allegheny City, a short walk from the house where he’d lived as a boy after emigrating from Scotland. That library, with its music hall, was a Richardsonian Romanesque architectural landmark. It ope... Read More...

Grants Office Update: April 2019

Published on 4/25/2019 9:26:00 AM

Congratulations to the all the School of Education faculty members who have recently been awarded grants. With $2.96 million in new projects, 27 principal investigators have now been awarded 41 new grants totaling $23,814,044 for fiscal year 2019, surpassing last year's total. Principal Investigator... Read More...
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