Institute on Disabilities Presents "A Fierce Kind of Love"

A Fierce Kind of Love

Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities presents the world premiere of A Fierce Kind of Love, a play by Drama Desk-nominee and Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Suli Holum and directed by Philadelphia theater veteran David Bradley. An exploration of the intellectual disabilities rights movement in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, the play runs from April 7-17, 2016 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia.

Dr. Sarah Cordes discusses property tax reform and education finance in Pennsylvania

Dr. Sarah Cordes

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 Anderson coauthors chapter of book selected for AERA Division J 2016 Outstanding Publication Award

Dr. Gregory M. Anderson

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.

College of EDTalk: Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera hosting a EdTalk
On Thursday, March 24th, 2016 Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, participated in an EDtalk, coordinated through the collaboration of Dr. Lori Shorr, Associate Professor of Urban Education and Mr. Jason Bozzone, Assistant Dean for Career and Student Development & Special Events. This student centered led talk focused on education and career development while sharing his personal story of growing up in Philadelphia and establishing a career in education. 

Philadelphia CTE Teacher awarded Stanford Hollyhock Fellowship

Philadelphia CTE Teacher awarded Stanford Hollyhock Fellowship
Yaniv Aronson is the first CTE teacher to be awarded this prestigious fellowship.  He is the Film and Video teacher at Northeast High School. He completed the Temple program in 2015, earning a Vocational 1 certificate in Audio Visual Media Communications Technology.  He will start work toward a Vocational II certificate in Temple’s program this fall. 

Academy for adult learning works to ‘broaden the horizons’

Senior Kayla Roberson (left), and sophomore Hayley Wenner look at photos

The Academy for Adult Learning, founded in 2008 by the College of Education's Institute on Disabilities, is a two-year program that allows students with disabilities to more easily adjust to college life with a group of support. Students who work with the Academy for Adult Learning can serve as tutors or mentors, depending on the type of relationship they want to cultivate with other students.


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