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Pitt Education Named Top 25 Public Education School

April 1, 2021
School News

The Pitt School of Education was ranked No. 23 in the country and No. 1 in Pennsylvania among public education schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings of the best education schools. 

Higher Education Alumna Lynnea Lombardi Awarded Fulbright Grant to South Korea

June 8, 2021
Alumni Feature

Lynnea Lombardi, a new graduate of the higher education Master of Education program at Pitt Education, was awarded a 2021 English Teaching Assistant Award to South Korea from the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program.

Ready to Learn Program Teaches Social Justice Mathematics to Middle Schoolers

June 8, 2021
School News

Middle school students of the Center for Urban Education's Ready to Learn program presented their social justice math projects over Zoom.

PhD Student Alberto Guzman-Alvarez Receives National Dissertation Fellowship

May 27, 2021
Student Spotlight

PhD student Alberto Guzman-Alvarez received a coveted 2021 Dissertation Fellowship from the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation (NAEd/Spencer).

Alumna Brianna Ross Wins 2021-22 Baltimore County Teacher of the Year Award

May 21, 2021
Alumni Feature

Middle school teacher Brianna Ross (BS ’14, MEd ’15) received the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year Award from Baltimore County Public Schools.

EdD Student Lauren Wheeler Named Finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

May 21, 2021
Student Spotlight

EdD student Lauren Wheeler is a finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. She is one of nine finalists and was selected from a field of more than 80,000 teachers statewide. 

New Baldwin-Whitehall School Named After Pitt Education Alum Randal Lutz

May 21, 2021
Alumni Feature

Baldwin-Whitehall Superintendent Randal Lutz (BS ’90, MEd ’96, EdD ’04) will have the district's new elementary school named in his honor. 

School Receives $2 Million Grant to Transform Teaching and Teacher Education

May 14, 2021
Faculty and Research

Pitt Education has received a $2 million grant from the McElhattan Foundation to develop a new and more effective model for teaching and teacher preparation programs in colleges and universities.

Making History with a Women-Powered “Dream Team”

May 3, 2021
School News

As the University of Pittsburgh School of Education's Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School searches for its next director, the school will be lead by a trio of women for the first time in its history.

Six School of Education Faculty Receive Pitt Momentum Funds

April 30, 2021
Faculty and Research

Six faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education were awarded 2020-2021 Pitt Momentum Funds awards to support their research.

Shannon Wanless to Lead AERA Special Interest Group

April 23, 2021
Faculty and Research

Shannon Wanless has been elected as the chair of the Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

Leigh Patel and Andrea Zito named Extra Mile Award Winners

April 16, 2021
School News

The Council of Graduate Students in Education (CGSE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education named Leigh Patel and Andrea Zito the winners of the 2021 Extra Mile Award.

Higher Education Students Place Third in National Case Study Competition

April 13, 2021
School News

Students in the Master of Education in Higher Education program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education won third place in the 20th annual Student Affairs.com Virtual Case Study Competition.

Social Justice Curriculum Fair Inspires Educators

April 9, 2021
School News

The Pitt School of Education hosted a Social Justice Curriculum Fair in April 2021. Nearly 200 K-12 educators, community partners, and School of Education students, faculty, and staff attended the virtual session

Mackenzie Brown Awarded Fulbright Grant to Laos

March 22, 2021
Alumni Feature

Alumna Mackenzie Brown received a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Laos. She is one of a record 15 students from Pitt to receive 2020 Fulbright awards.

Faculty Member Receives Publication Award from NASPA

March 18, 2021
Faculty and Research

University of Pittsburgh School of Education faculty member Darris Means has received the Outstanding Publication Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for a co-edited 2020 book.

Lori Delale-O’Connor Receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

March 16, 2021
Faculty and Research

Lori Delale-O’Connor, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Urban Education and the Education Foundations, Organizations and Policy Department in the School of Education, has been honored with the 2021 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. This university-wide award recognizes teaching excellence of the highest order. 

Office of Child Development Hosts “What’s In a Book” Training for Teachers

March 12, 2021
School News

As part of the annual Books for Change initiative, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Office of Child Development recently hosted a free training workshop for educators, “What’s In a Book,” focused on how educators and families can use picture books to have conversations with children about race. 

 

Special Education Student Uses Exploration as a Learning Tool

March 12, 2021
Student Spotlight

 Eleni Brown is a student in Pitt Education’s Special Education Teacher Preparation (SETP), in which she is earning a Master of Education and a Special Education 7-12 Teacher Certification.

Maximilian Schuster Receives NASPA Research Award for Campus Climate Study

March 11, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Maximilian Schuster was selected for the 2021 Excellence in Research Award by the NASPA. It recognizes his research paper about campus climate among the 2016 presidential election. 

PhD Graduate Wins National Science Award for Dissertation

March 11, 2021
Alumni Feature

Eben Witherspoon (PhD '20) is the recipient of the 2021 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. He was recognized for his study of gender inequity in medical school. 

Meet the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

March 8, 2021
Alumni Feature

The Pitt School of Education has selected 13 noteworthy educators for its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Dean Valerie Kinloch Selected for American Council on Education Fellowship

March 5, 2021
Faculty and Research

Dean Valerie Kinloch has been selected to join the 2021-22 class of the highly prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program.

Faculty Member Named Top 200 Scholar Nationally

March 1, 2021
Faculty and Research

Pitt School of Education faculty member Lindsay Page has been named to  Education Week’s 2021 RHSU 200 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking, which recognizes U.S. scholars who did the most to shape educational practice and policy in the last year.