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Julie Esparza Brown named Distinguished Latino Educator

February 11, 2016 - 11:57am
Graduate School Education Associate Professor Julie Esparza Brown has earned the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA) 2016 Distinguished Latino Educator award. The award is given to a Latino educator who has “exhibited leadership in educational administration and has implemented … Continue reading →

GSE hosts winter conference of the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators

February 1, 2016 - 8:19am
The Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA) winter conference is coming to Portland State University February 6, 2016, at University Place Hotel. The conference theme is: “Staying the Course: Our Students of Today Are Our Educational Leaders of Tomorrow.” Although this is … Continue reading →

GSE faculty member Will Parnell publishes new book

January 27, 2016 - 5:50pm
Associate Professor Will Parnell (CI) has published a book on early childhood research practices, Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research (Routledge, 2016), with Jeanne Marie Iorio, a senior lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Parnell is an … Continue reading →

Computer software engineer switches careers to teaching

January 25, 2016 - 3:50pm
Susan McCourt, ’15, has little classroom experience, but that’s not stopping her. As a former computer programmer, she knows all about solving problems. As a recent GTEP graduate, she is enthusiastic about her newest challenge—working with kindergarten students. She recently … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus Drake Shelton awarded Assistant Principal of the Year

January 13, 2016 - 3:15pm
Oregon’s 2016 Assistant Principal of the Year is Drake Shelton, IAL ’12, who works at Alliance High School in Portland Public Schools (PPS). He was chosen by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and the Oregon Association of Secondary … Continue reading →

GSE alumna Marilyn DeVault donates winnings to GSE scholarship

December 18, 2015 - 2:36pm
Alumna Marilyn DeVault, MS ’71, has parlayed what she learned in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) Special Education program at PSU into a career, “creating desserts that are amazing and that all can enjoy.” This includes her patrons with … Continue reading →

New GSE grant supports math instruction in Hillsboro

December 12, 2015 - 4:35pm
The Developing Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders (DEMIL) project is a new grant that will help develop math skills in elementary students in Hillsboro School District for the 2015–16 school year. The Noyce Grant is from the National Science Foundation (NSF), … Continue reading →

GSE alumna Nancy Sullivan named Oregon Secondary Librarian of the Year

November 30, 2015 - 3:22pm
Nancy Sullivan, MEd ’01, is Oregon’s Secondary Librarian of the Year. She works at Madison High School in Portland Public Schools. She is a graduate of PSU’s Library Media Master’s Degree program. The Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) presents … Continue reading →

New grant provides college access to individuals with intellectual disabilities

November 11, 2015 - 7:20am
For the first time in Oregon, individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) will have access to an inclusive university experience. A $2.5 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education will create a college program that … Continue reading →

Majority of GSE 2015 education graduates find jobs

November 5, 2015 - 2:57pm
School districts hiring at an all-time high This year Portland metro area school districts scrambled to find enough educators to fill the more than 2,300 positions open in schools. In spring 2015, the PSU Graduate School of Education (GSE) produced … Continue reading →

New grant addresses Next Generation Science Standards

October 29, 2015 - 4:55pm
Science in the Learning Gardens (SciLG): Factors that Support Racial and Ethnic Minority Students’ Success in Low-Income Middle Schools is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in its second year at PSU that is designed to study the impact of … Continue reading →

Initial Administrator Licensure emphasizes diversity for school leaders

October 27, 2015 - 5:44pm
Faculty advisors for the Graduate School of Education’s Initial Administrator Licensure (IAL) program had an enviable problem: too many students. Current enrollment was at 75 students for the one-year program, which prepares aspiring leaders for equity in our K–12 schools. The … Continue reading →