Federal Grant Awarded For Development In North Central Philadelphia

Mayor Michael Nutter at podium

A $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to replace Norris Apartments, a 1950s-era public housing facility, with 297 units of affordable and market-rate housing throughout the neighborhood located near Temple University. The College of Education is the educational anchor for this grant and will be working closely with Dunbar School and Duckrey School to offer professional development. College of Education students will be contribute thousands of hours in a new center they plan on building for after school tutoring and other recreational activities.

Temple Made: MaryKate Higgins

MaryKate Higgins

Early childhood education major MaryKate Higgins came to Temple from a small town in Pennsylvania, hungry for new experiences and a chance to make a difference. She got that and more from Temple's College of Education. Tag along as she teaches kindergarten at nearby Duckrey Elementary.

Aaron Troisi: Hip-Hop Educator

Aaron Troisi - director of Hip Hop Fundamentals

Temple University College of Education May 2014 graduate Aaron Troisi is a teacher who also is the educational director of Hip Hop Fundamentals, a dynamic troupe that uses hip-hop music and breakdancing to connect with students in lower-income communities.

Institute on Disabilities Hosts Senator Casey

Senator Bob Casey

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, along with The Arc of Philadelphia, hosted a press conference on Thursday, April 17, 2014 featuring Robert P. Casey Jr., U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Senator Casey visited Temple's main campus to discuss the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act or "The ABLE Act" that he introduced, along with U.S. Representative from Florida, Ander Crenshaw.

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