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Pitt Education Named Top Education School Nationally

March 29, 2022
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The Pitt School of Education ranked No. 32 nationally and No. 1 in Pennsylvania among public education schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings of the best education schools. 

PittEd Justice Collective Spotlight: Tanisha Long

November 16, 2022
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Tanisha Long (she/her) is the Allegheny County Community Organizer for the Abolitionist Law Center, a Pittsburgh-based public interest law inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners. Her interview with the PittEd Justice Collective has been edited for length and clarity.

Making History: Q&A with Jill Sarada

August 25, 2022
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Sarada recently became the first woman director of the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School.

High School Summer Academy Explores Genius, Joy, and Love in Education

August 24, 2022
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Fourteen Pittsburgh Public Schools participated in a four-week experience that encouraged them to pursue education as a profession. 

Reopening the Door: Toward Broadening Participation Through ATB at Community Colleges

July 27, 2022
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This is the first article in the blog series "Advancing Equity through Ability to Benefit and College Promise Programs." The blog series is part of the grant project A2B4Equity: Advancing Adults’ Ability to Benefit Through Equitable College Promise Programs. 

Justice Scholars Institute Receives Grant from Henry L. Hillman Foundation

July 19, 2022
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The $540,000 grant will support an expansion of operational capacity that allows for deeper engagement with students as they transition from high school to college.

Joy, Magic… and Giant Puppets

March 7, 2022
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Middle schoolers at the Falk School are introduced to the magic of puppetry in a larger-than-life afterschool program.

Classroom Educators and Researchers Collaborate to Explore Emancipatory Research Questions

February 25, 2022
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The Shifting Power in Educational Research and Development initiative was designed and facilitated by Remake Learning and University of Pittsburgh School of Education, with the help of a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

New Summer Academy Will Nurture the "Genius, Joy, and Love" of Future Black Educators

January 31, 2022
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The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is launching a paid summer academy for high school seniors as part of a new initiative to bring more Black teachers to Pittsburgh Public Schools. Called "Genius, Joy, and Love: A Focus on Black Students," the academy will begin in summer 2022.

Jill Sarada Named Director of the Falk Laboratory School

November 9, 2021
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Jill Sarada, the school’s assistant director for elementary grades learning, has been named the next director of the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

Justice Collective Member Spotlight: April Warren-Grice

November 3, 2021
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April Warren-Grice says she joined the PittEd Justice Collective because she "wanted to be a part of a team that was actively engaged in anti-racist, justice-directed initiatives." 

Dean Kinloch and Pitt Education to Lead 2021 NCTE Convention

September 27, 2021
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Dean Valerie Kinloch is organizing and leading the 2021 National Council of Teachers of English convention. The virtual event will feature First Lady Michelle Obama as a keynote speaker.

Justice Collective Member Spotlight: Anneliese Martinez

September 8, 2021
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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."

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

August 12, 2021
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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.

Pitt School of Education Welcomes Ten New Faculty

August 9, 2021
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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
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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."

The Beat Goes On

June 15, 2021
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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.

Ready to Learn Program Teaches Social Justice Mathematics to Middle Schoolers

June 8, 2021
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Middle school students of the Center for Urban Education's Ready to Learn program presented their social justice math projects over Zoom.

Making History with a Women-Powered “Dream Team”

May 3, 2021
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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.

Leigh Patel and Andrea Zito named Extra Mile Award Winners

April 16, 2021
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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
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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
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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

Pitt Education Named Top Education School

April 1, 2021
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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. 

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

March 12, 2021
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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.