September 1, 2020
The Pitt School of Education will no longer require applicants to submit GRE test scores for graduate admissions. The move is expected to improve educational access and create a deeper pool of applicants for the school.
January 12, 2021
The Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education has been selected as the new home institution of the prestigious research education journal Negro Educational Review (NER).
September 25, 2020
Throughout her 54-year career at the Pitt School of Education, Finance Director Carole Bost has supported its people and programs with remarkable care. She is one of 18 staff and faculty retiring from the school this year.
August 14, 2020
T. Elon Dancy, II has been named the new Associate Dean for Equity and Justice in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. He will oversee the school-wide strategy for centering equity, justice, and antiracism across the entire school.
August 10, 2020
Jerry Longo has been named the new president of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Alumni Society. A retired educator and faculty member at the Pitt School of Education, Longo is also a two-time alumnus of the school.
July 28, 2020
Samantha Utley has been hired as the inaugural Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School. The position will infuse educational equity across all area's of school operations.
July 6, 2020
The PittEd Justice Collective is a new three-year working group that advocates for equity and justice in education. It is committed to pursuing anti-racist initiatives within the school, throughout Pitt, and beyond the university.
May 13, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is ranked No. 39 in the country in the 2021 “Best Education Schools” ranking of U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the school is again ranked as the No. 1 graduate school of education in Western Pennsylvania.
April 6, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the United States, higher education institutions across the country were forced to quickly respond with proactive measures, including moving courses to remote learning and directing faculty and staff to work from home.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Education has practiced resilience in the face of the challenges that arise from entirely...
February 24, 2020
On a Saturday morning in Homewood, children are excitedly gathered around Pitt Education student Ciara Bailey. They play a version of Candyland but with a reading education twist. A student draws a colorful card from the stack, reads the passage on it, and moves her piece.
April 23, 2020
“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”
This advice is given by Renee Rogers right before a Be Fit Pitt ‘’Make it Happen Morning” workout is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. on a recent Monday morning.
Rogers, the programming director of the Healthy Lifestyle Institute (HLI) at the University of Pittsburgh School of...
March 23, 2020
The Council of Graduate Students in Education (CGSE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education recently presented its 2020 Extra Mile Award to Center for Urban Education faculty member Lori Delale O’Connor and staff member Joshua O’Malley.
Based on student nominations, the CGSE Extra Mile Award honors a faculty member and a staff member who exemplify the mission of...
March 10, 2020
Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh sponsored its first annual School-Wide Read. Students, staff, and faculty members received copies of a book that addressed pressing education topics and then came together to discuss it.
February 26, 2020
On a school day at Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, fourth graders stream into Pamela Armstrong’s art classroom—or studio, as she calls it. To begin the session, Armstrong brings out Felix, a komodo dragon puppet, to greet the children and explain the art project for the day.
The students create puppets of their own, with bodies molded from paper mache pulp and clothing made...
February 19, 2020
For Denise LaRosa, one of her most memorable experiences as an Office of Child Development Student Fellow was a Think Tank Tuesday meeting featuring guest speaker Kerry-Ann Escayg, a prominent anti-racism scholar.
LaRosa, an EdD student in Language, Literacy, and Culture, remembers the session as a turning point in her professional life. “It was transformative to the work I...
February 17, 2020
When PhD student Dao Nguyen received an email about the University of Pittsburgh’s Employer Diversity Recognition Awards (EDRA), she immediately knew she wanted to nominate her workplace: the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) at the School of Education.
Led by faculty member Maureen Mcclure, IISE “strives to be the most dynamic and productive institute...
December 13, 2019
As a poet and an educator, Cameron Barnett believes that our stories are what bind us together.
He takes a story-telling approach as a teacher at the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, a K-8 school affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, where he teaches both sixth-grade social studies and seventh-grade language arts. Years ago, he...
October 29, 2019
Children’s picture books often say a lot, even when they don’t use many words.
The Office of Child Development (OCD) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education recognizes that there is profound meaning packed into the silly, fun, and colorful pages—life lessons for children and parents alike.
The OCD is in the midst of its second-annual book drive, Books for...
October 2, 2019
Carolyn Keller, the operations manager of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a nonprofit organization housed in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, was selected for the 2019 Pittsburgh 30 Under 30 list.
The award, offered by the Pittsburgh Business Times and Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., recognizes residents who “exemplify the creativity...
September 18, 2019
The certificate prepares students for high-impact careers as teachers across previously siloed disciplines.
Current and emerging education professionals can now re-imagine teaching through a new online program at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education.
The Pitt School of Education launched its Certificate Program in STEAM Education in fall 2019.
September 5, 2019
While their friends were enjoying summer days at the pool, a small group of local middle school students were testing samples of the pool water—and other water sources from the environment, like tap water and bottled water—for bacteria and lead.
The cohort of 12 students who attend Pittsburgh Public Schools University Prep Middle School and/or reside in the Hill District participated...
August 16, 2019
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...
August 16, 2019
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....
August 16, 2019