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Four Alumni Named as 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Award Winners

Published on 6/22/2016 10:12:00 AM

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced 10 recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Awards, four of whom are School of Education alumni. The alumni, Macrina Lelei, Troy Ross, Elizabeth Stoll, and Joelleen P. Yerace, all graduated from the Administrative and Policy Studies D... Read More...

Faculty and Student Published Articles: March-June 2016

Published on 6/15/2016 6:00:00 AM

The following are articles written by faculty members or students that were published online between March-June 2016. "Utility and Validity of Authentic Assessments and Conventional Tests for International Early Childhood Intervention Purposes: Evidence from U.S. National Social Validity Research" ... Read More...

Alumnus Wayne Gdovic Named as New South Park School District Superintendent

Published on 6/10/2016 6:00:00 AM

Alumnus Wayne Gdovic was named by South Park School District as its new superintendent , effective July 1. Gdovic previously worked at South Allegheny School District, where he was school chief since 2010 as superintendent, after having served in an acting capacity for a year. Gdovic also has held ... Read More...

EdD Alumnus Sito Narcisse Appointed as Chief of Schools at Metro Nashville Public Schools

Published on 5/26/2016 6:00:00 AM

Doctoral alumnus Sito Narcisse has been appointed to Metro Nashville Public Schools' central office as chief of schools . His role as chief of schools will be to oversee the mentoring, support, and evaluation of school-based administrators. He is currently associate superintendent at Prince George'... Read More...

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry Edits New Book "The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner"

Published on 5/23/2016 6:00:00 AM

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry edited a new book, titled The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner . The purpose of the book is to highlight the efforts of the members of Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate ( CPED ) to prepare "scholarly practitioners" in the field of education lead... Read More...

School of Education Launches New Urban Education Certificate Program

Published on 5/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] In America’s classrooms, a cultural divide exists between teachers, who are most often white, and a student population that continues to expand in ethnic diversity. This is especially true in Pittsburgh, where nearly 85 percent of public schoo... Read More...

Assistant Professor Tom Akiva Awarded Scholar Award from AERA Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group

Published on 5/16/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Tom Akiva was awarded the 2016 Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group (SIG). A Q&A related to Akiva's award is available here . Read More...

Doctoral Student Caroline Johns Named as Northgate's New Superintendent

Published on 5/11/2016 6:00:00 AM

Doctoral student Caroline Johns was named as Northgate School District's new superintendent. Johns currently serves as the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning for the Moon Area School District. She first joined the district’s administrative staff as principal of Allard Elementary Sch... Read More...

Associate Professor Sean Kelly Elected Chair of AERA Special Interest Group

Published on 5/9/2016 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Sean Kelly has been elected chair (for a two-year term 2016-2018) of the Sociology of Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association. Read More...

Assistant Professor Gina Garcia Awarded with National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Published on 5/6/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Gina Garcia has been awarded with a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017-2018 year, which "supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research," as well as developing the careers of its recipients through pr... Read More...
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