Dr. Edward Fergus to Speak as an Expert Panelist on Equity in Education

Edward Fergus

Edward Fergus, assistant professor of
policy, organizational, & leadership Studies, will join a panel of experts in a briefing by the Maryland Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights at Morgan State University. Experts will discuss how rates of discipline, suspension, and expulsion disproportionately affect students of color and students with disabilities.

Temple Faculty Explore How To Prepare Those Who Teach in Urban Schools

Teacher with Students

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.

Sara Goldrick-Rab Featured in Best of Philly 2018 for her Donation to Students in Need

Sara Goldrick-Rab

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.  

Temple Faculty Among Team of Researchers on $10 Million Grant to Research School Choice

Sarah Cordes

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. 

Hope Center Continues to Evolve and Can Be Found at Temple’s College of Education

Sara Goldrick-Rab

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. 

Food and Housing Insecurity: New Report Finds Over One-Third of College Students Struggle to Maintain Adequate Food and Housing

Sara Goldrick-Rab

Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology and her team at both Temple and the Wisconsin HOPE lab have released a new report, “Still Hungry and Homeless in College,” detailing the food and housing challenges faced by over a third of college students. In a survey of 43,000 students and 66 community colleges and universities, the researchers have examined the effects these challenges have on academic performance, as well as those most likely to face these challenges. 



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