At Temple University, the Temple Teacher Residency (TTR) provides tuition awards and stipends to students in the university’s intensive one-year MEd program, which prepares veterans and others who have STEM undergraduate degrees to become middle school STEM teachers. Although the residency is open to all students with an undergraduate degree in science or math, each of the program’s three cohorts has included one veteran as a result of active recruitment by Temple through Troops to Teachers.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology wrote an op ed in The New York Times on college student food insecurity. Goldrick-Rab reflects on the current challenges that affect college student success and learning. She asserts that "hunger and homelessness routinely undermine students' very ability to learn."
In recognition of university-based scholars in the United States who are doing the most to shape educational practice and policy, Rick Hess of EducationWeek released the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. In this year's ranking, Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology was ranked seventh, three spots up from her 2017 ranking.
Nearly 500 7th graders visited Temple's Main Campus to explore Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Dobbins, Randolph, and Mastbaum CTE High Schools in the School District of Philadelphia.
As community partnerships continue to expand throughout the Philadelphia area, Dr. Meghan Raisch, the Educational Engagement Specialist at Temple University, is working closely with the Norris Afterschool Program to help provide resources to local children, such as meals and academic support.
On December 6th, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology and several students attended the first legislative briefing on college and student hunger on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.