Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab was selected as a recipient of a 5-year $2,175,114 Institute of Education Sciences grant to study retention of financial aid and college persistence. In this project, researchers investigate whether an intervention that provides financial aid information, reminders, and advising to college students increases completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements of the Pell grant program.
The research of Drs. Annemarie Hindman and Barbara Wasik shows that poor children's vocabulary gap is evident at 18 months and widens to make learning more difficult and create lifelong disadvantages. Read the article here.
An article published by the journal Educational Psychology Review has ranked Temple University 6th in Educational Psychology faculty productivity. The piece gauged the top five journals in the field.
As part of grant from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Carol Brandt, Associate Professor of Science Education and a team of researchers will explore a novel model for graduate education that centers on the body as a link between the social and life sciences, including geography and genomics. Part of the grant involves graduate students collaborating on an interactive exhibit with the Franklin Institute.
Sarah Cordes, a professor of educational leadership policy at Temple University in Philadelphia, asserts that the most pressing problem in education finance is not funding sources. It is the fact that Pennsylvania is one of the few states that do not have an education funding formula that allocates state funds based on the current characteristics of a district—for example, a district’s wealth, student characteristics, and changes in different categories of enrollment.
Dr. Gregory M. Anderson coauthored chapter of Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education, published in 2015 by John Hopkins University Press. This edited book was selected for the American Education Research Association (AERA) Division J 2016 Outstanding Publication Award. The award recognizes scholars for specific publications judged as making substantial contributions to the literature and/or practice of higher education.
The research and work of College of Education faculty and graduate students are the focus of more than 40 sessions at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC on April 8-12.
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab will join the faculty of the College of Education at Temple University as Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology on July 1. She is known for her research on college access and affordability.