Ricky Strickler, a graduate from Temple’s Master’s of Urban Education program, is breaking down barriers to music education for Philadelphia’s youth. The Aspiring Young Artists Project is an example of how to create an intersection between education, music, and the community.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology was selected as recipient of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education. Goldrick-Rab will donate the award’s entire $100,000 prize to the FAST Fund, which helps college students across the country who are in desperate financial need. Prof. Goldrick-Rab will match donations that others make to the Fund at a rate of three-to-one, starting today. She will continue to match donations until her entire $100,000 prize has been spent down.
The College of Education’s Intergenerational Center has received a grant last month to support programs for grandparents and alternative guardians raising children in Philadelphia. But what is the Intergenerational Center — and what are the challenges North Philadelphia grandparents face when raising children?
Eight new tenured and tenure-track faculty members have joined the College of Education this year. The range of factors that attracted the newest faculty members to Temple are as varied as their fields of expertise. For the College of Education’s Renée M. Tobin, a national leader in the study of personality and social development in the context of school counseling, Temple’s mission and urban location were critical factors.
The College of Education works to support children of Philadelphia through partnerships with the School District of Philadelphia. A new on-campus early childhood and community engagement center will make learning more accessible to local children.
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab was ranked the #1 higher education social media influencer (in terms of total social media followers) and #2 (in terms of Klout Score) for 2017 by Third Way, a Washington D.C.-based public policy think tank.