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Pitt Education New Home Base for Prestigious International Society

August 16, 2019
School News

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 development initiatives.

Prominent leaders at the ministry of education...

Pitt Center for Urban Education to House Preeminent Journal Educational Researcher

August 16, 2019
School News

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 assignments to rotate every three years between the top schools of education....

Grants Office Update: July 2019

August 16, 2019

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 Help, Real Time Agency Name: Providence Connections Inc Award Dates: 7/1/19 – 6/30/20 ...

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

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

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-authored by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, the NCAA, and other universities and health systems provides recommendations for...

Valerie Kinloch Elected Vice President of NCTE

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

From National Council of Teachers English NCTE.org  

NCTE is pleased to announce the election of Valerie Kinloch to the position of Vice President.

Grants Office Update: April 2019

August 16, 2019

Congratulations to the all the School of Education faculty members who have recently been awarded grants. 

Principal Investigator:  Laura Roop Department:  Instruction and Learning Project Title:  National Writing Project Agency Name:  National Writing Project Corporation Award Dates:  4/16/19 - 5/31/20 Amount: $20,000

Dr. Valerie Kinloch: A Committed Change Agent

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education by Tiffany Pennamon

Dr. Valerie Kinloch’s commitment to engaged pedagogies, community-centered work and educational equity and justice all stems back to the lessons she learned from her mother and father while growing up in the segregated south in Charleston, South Carolina.

Grants Office Update: March 2019

August 16, 2019

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:  Xu Qin Department:  Psychology in Education Project Title:  Sensitivity Analysis...

Dean Valerie Kinloch Named 2019 AERA Fellow

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Grants Office Update: December 2018

August 16, 2019

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: Shannon Wanless Department: Office of Child Development Project Title: PA LAUNCH Agency Name...

Grants Office Update: November 2018

August 16, 2019

The grants office provides a monthly update of new grants and news, typically towards the middle of each month.

Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent grants.  

Principal Investigator:  Colleen Young Department:  Office of Child Development Project Title:  Real Help, Real Time Agency Name:  Providence Connections Award Dates:  9/1/2018 - 6/30/2019...

Grants Office Update: October 2018

August 16, 2019

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month.  The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $134,970, bringing the School of Education's total to more than $20.3 million of funded research this academic year. Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent grants.

Principal Investigator...

Dean Kinloch Receives Multiple Honors for Leadership

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Valerie Kinloch, the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, has recently received a number of recognitions for her leadership and work in helping to shape the culture of education in not only the School, but in local communities and beyond. She most recently has received the following awards:

From the Grants Office: September Grants Update

August 16, 2019

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month.  The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $632,415, bringing the School of Education's total to more than $20.2 million of funded research this academic year.

Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent grants. Principal...

Update from the Grants Office: Recent Grants Awarded Total $19.6 Million

August 16, 2019

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month. The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $19.6 million of funded research to start the academic year.

Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent grants.  

Pair of Doctoral Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

August 16, 2019
Student Spotlight

 

A pair of University of Pittsburgh School of Education doctoral students are among the 35 recipients of dissertation fellowships from the National Academy of Education for the 2018-19 academic year. Jamie Amemiya, a doctoral candidate in the Applied Developmental Psychology program, and Oscar E. Patrón, a PhD candidate in Administrative and Policy Studies, will each receive...

Shannon Wanless, PhD, Named Director of the Office of Child Development

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

For the first time in over 30 years, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Office of Child Development is under new leadership.   Shannon B. Wanless, Ph.D. has been named the Director of the Office of Child Development, Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D., the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, announced Wednesday.   “It is my honor to name Dr. Shannon Wanless the...

Pitt SOE Faculty Recognized at AERA Conference

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Educators Team Up to Develop Flexible Curricula on Ethiopia for K-12 Students

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

via PittWire

Maureen Porter, associate professor in Pitt’s School of Education’s Social and Comparative Analysis in Education program, led the group of Pitt educators in determining what types of Ethiopian folklife should be included in the new curricula. The development of a rich new curriculum focusing on Ethiopia — adaptable to students in kindergarten through high school...