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New NSF Grant Awarded

July 28, 2017

A Professor in the College of Education has been awarded a new grant totaling $1,270,155 over three years. The grant, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled Exploring Biological Evidence: Helping Students Understand the Richness and Complexity of Evidentiary Constructs in Biology will be led by the principle investigator (PI) Ala Samarapungavan, Professor of […]

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Family vacations don’t have to interrupt a child’s summer reading

July 19, 2017

A child’s summer reading doesn’t have to end as families make that last push to squeeze in vacations before the start of school. Melanie Kuhn, the Jean Adamson Stanley professor in literacy at Purdue University, said it is important that families consider reading to be another form of entertainment on vacation. “It is important to […]

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High school students attend Purdue camp on teaching and diversity

July 18, 2017

More than 30 high school students will come to Purdue for EXCITE!, a five-day residential camp held on campus beginning Sunday (July 16). The College of Education developed EXCITE! to provide high school students with experiences that will inspire and encourage them to discover teaching as a career and to consider one of Purdue’s 15 […]

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Providing books to U.S. citizen hopefuls

July 14, 2017

The director and assistant director of our James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship provided books and teacher resource guides for Lafayette Urban Ministry’s (LUM) citizenship classes on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. Phillip VanFossen, Director of the Center and James F. Ackerman Distinguished Professor of Social Studies Education, and Anne Murphy-Kline, co-teaching coordinator […]

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PhD student a ‘Top 10 Under 40’

June 22, 2017

Ileana Cortes Santiago, a PhD student in literacy and language, was honored today as one of the Top 10 Under 40 in Greater Lafayette. The award is bestowed by the Tippy Connect Young Professionals organization in connection with Greater Lafayette Commerce. Santiago’s contributions to Tippecanoe County are celebrated and recognized with this honor. Santiago is pictured fifth from […]

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Communication key to dealing with grief during the holidays

November 29, 2016

Grief regarding the death of a loved one can be as big a part of the holidays as celebration for some families, according to College of Education professor Heather Servaty-Seib, who specializes in grief. She said the traditional gatherings of family and friends around this time of year can understandably highlight the absence of someone […]

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Old Master Phoebe Bailey shares how educators can impact students

November 29, 2016

Alumna Phoebe Bailey (MS ‘72 COE; PhD ’79, CLA) visited campus in November as part of Purdue’s Old Masters program, a long-standing Purdue tradition that unites distinguished alumni and inspires students to embody the value of a Boilermaker experience. Bailey gave the inaugural lecture in the Office of Diversity Initiatives’ social justice lecture series, discussing […]

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Students spend Fall Break in Chicago Public Schools

November 29, 2016

Nearly 20 students from EDCI 205 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) spent Fall Break (October 10-12) in Chicago, where they learned about education in urban environments. Purdue alumni Christina O’Leary (BS ’11) and Chris Vienna (BS ’13), as well as Katie Sullivan, who is currently completing her student teaching experience in Chicago, spoke to the […]

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Recent survey supports Purdue Collaborative Leadership program

November 14, 2016

Plans for the expansion of a College of Education program received unexpected support from a business community survey. The three-course Certificate in Collaborative Leadership program was piloted in fall 2011 and launched in summer 2012. Brittany Gundel, assistant professor and program director, said employers at the time told the university that graduates were highly skilled but […]

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College receives five grants since July

October 11, 2016

Faculty members in the College of Education have recently received five new grants for projects in student success, STEM education, early physics education, and high school aviation curriculum. Carla Johnson, associate dean for Engagement and Global Partnerships, received $24.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Education for a seven-year project called GEAR […]

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