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Pitt Education Named Top 25 Public 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. 

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

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. 


Falk School Director to Step Down; Community Remembers His Impact

February 4, 2021
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After seven years, Jeff Suzik will step down as Director of the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School. He leaves behind a legacy of building on the school's roots of progressive education.

Center for Urban Education to House Negro Educational Review Journal

January 12, 2021
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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).

Honoring 54 Years of Unwavering Service to Pitt Education

September 25, 2020
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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.

Pitt Education Eliminates GRE Test Requirement

September 1, 2020
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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. 

T. Elon Dancy II Named Associate Dean for Equity and Justice

August 14, 2020
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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.

Pitt School of Education Welcomes New Alumni Society President

August 10, 2020
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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.

Falk School Creates Senior Position for Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

July 28, 2020
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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.

New PittEd Justice Collective Centers Equity and Justice in Education

July 6, 2020
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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.


Pitt Education Nationally Ranked in U.S. News & World Report

May 13, 2020
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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.

School Maintains Sense of Community Amid Pandemic

April 6, 2020
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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...

Tutoring for Positive Change in the Community

February 24, 2020
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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. 

Be Fit Pitt Boosts Activity Levels through Virtual Workouts

April 23, 2020
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“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...

CGSE Honors Faculty and Staff with Extra Mile Award

March 23, 2020
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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...

School-wide Read Supports Equity in Education

March 10, 2020
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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. 

Falk School Teacher named NAEA Teacher of the Year

February 26, 2020
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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...

Student Fellows Program Builds Community at Office of Child Development

February 19, 2020
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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...

Institute for International Studies in Education Nominated for Diversity Recognition Award

February 17, 2020
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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...

Falk School Teacher Wins Major Pittsburgh Award for His Poetry

December 13, 2019
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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...

Books for Change Seeks to Start Conversations on Equity

October 29, 2019
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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...

CPED Operations Manager Carolyn Keller Named to Pittsburgh 30 Under 30 List

October 2, 2019
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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...

New Online STEAM Education Certificate Added

September 18, 2019
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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.