News and Media

Pitt Education Named Top 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. 

Four from Pitt Education Selected for Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Awards

September 14, 2021
Alumni Feature

Two University of Pittsburgh School of Education students, one alumna, and a staff member were recognized in Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP’s 2021 40 Under 40 Awards.

Justice Collective Member Spotlight: Anneliese Martinez

September 8, 2021
School News

Anneliese Martinez says the PittEd Justice Collective is "an expression of movement solidarity and uplifting/amplifying the work happening both within the School of Education and the greater Pittsburgh region."

Darris Means Selected for Rockefeller Fellowship to Study Rural Education

August 27, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Darris Means will study rural education and equity through as a 2021 Richard P. Nathan Policy Fellow of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Thomas Ralston to Lead Western PA Superintendent’s Forum

August 16, 2021
Faculty and Research

Thomas W. Ralston, former superintendent of Avonworth School District in Allegheny County, will be the next director of the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

“A Historic Moment”: Undergraduate Teaching Degree Created at Pitt School of Education

August 12, 2021
School News

In fall 2023, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will offer a Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education Program. It provides a four-year, undergraduate pathway to teacher certification.

Learning, Struggle, and Settler Colonialism: New Book by Leigh Patel

August 9, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Leigh Patel published a new book, “No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education” (Beacon Press, July 2021).

Pitt School of Education Welcomes Ten New Faculty

August 9, 2021
School News

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education has hired six new assistant professors and four visiting professors for the 2021-22 academic year. They have expertise in higher education policy, digital media and learning, and language, literacy, and culture.

Justice Collective Member Spotlight: Sharon Ross

July 30, 2021
School News

Pitt Education faculty member Sharon Ross says she joined the PittEd Justice Collective because "I wanted to push myself to do more personally and professionally, and to be better for my students, my family, and my community."

Gina Garcia Receives Midcareer Fellows Program Award

July 6, 2021
Faculty and Research

Gina Garcia, a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy, has been selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Student Experience Research Network (SERN) Midcareer Fellows Program.

CUESEF 2021 Forges Futures by Examining Black Educational Histories

June 29, 2021
Events

More than 600 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members registered for the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s annual Center for Urban Education Summer Educators Forum: “Forging Futures Through Black Educational Histories."

Dean Valerie Kinloch Named a Trustee of Johnson C. Smith University

June 23, 2021
Faculty and Research

Dean Valerie Kinloch was recently appointed to the board of trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Professor Mary Margaret Kerr Receives Education Policy and Leadership Center Alumni Award

June 22, 2021
Faculty and Research

Professor Mary Margaret Kerr received the alumni award of the Education Policy and Leadership Center in recognition of her many contributions to education policy throughout her career.

The Beat Goes On

June 15, 2021
School News

A gift by Betsy Levine-Brown and Marc Brown enabled Pitt Education's Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School  to purchase authentic African drum sets for elementary school students.

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).