Professor of practice in educational leadership, Peshe Kuriloff, and associate professor of policy, organizational & leadership studies, Will Jordan, recently released, “Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools,” a summary report discussing their findings of an 8-month study to better understand the challenges facing new teachers in urban schools. The results of the study provide a detailed picture of the challenges facing new teachers in urban environments, as well as a framework for teacher education and induction programs to meet the needs of new teachers.
Temple’s Urban Youth Leadership Academy is built on the idea that an opportunity is not an opportunity if its existence is unknown. Urban Youth Leadership Academy propels middle school students toward high-school and college success.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology has been recognized for the “Best Use of a Windfall” in Philly Mag’s “Best of Philly 2018” list. The windfall? The $100,000 prize money she received alongside her Grawemeyer Award this past year. She donated the money to the FAST Fund for students in need of emergency aid to cover basic expenses, such as food and housing.
While many of our Owls are basking in the sun and enjoying this scorcher of a Philly summer, students and faculty in the College of Education have been making serious gains on the academic front. Not one, but two College of Education faculty members are involved in the development of research centers looking to keep pushing education research forward.
The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a $10 million grant to fuel research surrounding policies in an effort to better understand the impacts of school choice and voucher programs. In order to accomplish this, the grant will fund the creation of the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH) at Tulane University. Temple’s Dr. Sarah Cordes will be among the researchers working to better understand how policies such as these affect the achievement gap among disadvantaged students.
The College of Education welcomes their first cohort of Temple Education Scholars. 15 high-achieving rising seniors from high schools all over the School District of Philadelphia will spend their senior year completing five courses within the College of Education to set them up for one of four education degrees. Students will finish their senior year with 15 college credits, which is the equivalent to one college semester.
The College of Education is excited to announce the addition of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Led by Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology and one of the nation’s leading educational researchers, the Hope Center will continue the legacy built out of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab which has served as a leader in understanding issues of food and housing insecurity among college students. The center is expected to begin operations on September 29th.
Temple University College of Education special assistant to the dean, Patience Lehrman, named interim executive director of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education. Lehrman will build on the strengths of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education to increase the College’s collective impact in the city and region.
May is always an eventful month as Owls are wrapping up their semesters and welcoming the long days of summer. With that comes commencement and the season of recognition for those who went above and beyond in their studies. This year, we were proud to recognize several outstanding students for their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of study.
The after-school and summer camp programs in the Norris Homes were created via a collaboration between Norris residents and the College of Education and are overseen by residents of the community.