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GSE receives $1.35 million to improve literacy for English language learners

August 24, 2016 - 1:47pm
Project LEE (Lectura para excelencia y éxito) has been funded through the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education to facilitate literacy instruction for English language learners (ELLs) in grades 3–5 in general and special education … Continue reading →

Next generation of school leaders receive $150,000 for scholarships

August 17, 2016 - 5:03pm
Portland State University, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), and Chalkboard Project are proud to announce a generous contribution of $150,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation to financially support 22 new candidates in PSU and COSA Leads Preliminary Administrative Licensure … Continue reading →

GSE fundraiser on KGW news

August 10, 2016 - 1:57pm
BY: Cathy Marshall, KGW PSU Students raise money for children in Brazil affected by the Zika virus PORTLAND, Ore. — News of the Zika threat at the Olympics inspired students at Portland State University to do something for kids in … Continue reading →

Anita Bright publishes common core math text for ELLs

August 8, 2016 - 4:59pm
Faculty member Anita Bright has published a new book that will help English language learners (ELLs) with math. She co-published it with Holly Hansen-Thomas and Luciana de Oliveira for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Bright is an … Continue reading →

Coloring book helps African children with grief

August 5, 2016 - 3:27pm
Images of grieving orphans in Third World countries are common on the television, and while they may tug at our hearts, it’s difficult to find an appropriate response or know how to help. But the GSE’s Susan Halverson-Westerberg did just … Continue reading →

PSU Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program dual accredited

August 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
The PSU Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program has received dual accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Students in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program complete 90 credits of rehabilitation … Continue reading →

State approves GSE Diversity Plan

July 29, 2016 - 10:35am
Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) announced that the GSE’s 2016 Diversity Plan is approved. HECC Executive Director Ben Cannon highlighted GSE’s focus on diverse candidate recruitment and retention, work with identifying and preparing culturally competent school administrators, and ongoing … Continue reading →

GSE students find help for children disabled by Zika virus

July 20, 2016 - 2:22pm
Students in Professor Sam Sennott’s Introduction to Special Education class at PSU have found a way to help children in Brazil who have birth defects caused by the Zika virus. The students have set up a fundraiser called Go Baby … Continue reading →

GSE alumna Heather Yount named Principal of the Year

July 7, 2016 - 3:45pm
Fruitdale Elementary School’s Heather Yount, IAL ’08, CAL ’12, has been named Oregon’s 2016 National Distinguished Principal. She was honored by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA) at the annual COSA … Continue reading →

Leadership for Sustainability Education (LSE) students win 2016 PSU awards

June 24, 2016 - 4:19pm
PSU Sustainability Award—Outstanding Student Employee: Irene Bailey  As a graduate assistant supporting the Student Sustainability Center (SSC) for the last two years, Irene Bailey, a student in the Leadership for Sustainability Education program, has been a role model and inspiration … Continue reading →

Academic awards announced for 2016

June 23, 2016 - 2:22pm
PSU annual student achievement awards were announced during a special event at the end of spring term. GSE award recipients for 2016 are: Anna Vetter, University Service Award for Master’s; Staci B. Martin, University Service Award for Doctoral; Claire E. … Continue reading →

Best wishes to our retirees!

June 15, 2016 - 9:35am
The GSE held a special “cupcake assessment” to honor four GSE faculty members who have faithfully served students for many years. Retiring this year are David Bullock, Christine Chaillé, Swapna Mukhopadhyay, and Dannelle Stevens. David Bullock, EdD—22 years at PSU, … Continue reading →

GSE associate professor Esperanza De La Vega honored

June 13, 2016 - 2:25pm
Faculty member Esperanza De La Vega is this year’s recipient of the PSU President’s Diversity Award for Distinguished Faculty. She was honored at the annual awards ceremony, held on May 25 in the PSU Native American Community Center. She is … Continue reading →

Promotion and Tenure 2016

June 9, 2016 - 5:05pm
Congratulations to our GSE faculty who have earned promotions this spring. Sue Bert – Assistant Professor of Practice Becky Boesch – Granted Indefinite Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor Christine Chaillé – Promoted to Emeritus Status Esperanza De La Vega … Continue reading →

GSE alumna Margaret Calvert named Oregon High School Principal of the Year

May 24, 2016 - 4:45pm
Jefferson High School Principal Margaret Calvert, IAL ’08, is Oregon’s 2016 High School Principal of the Year. She was selected by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). She is a … Continue reading →

PSU nets $1.2 million grant for orientation and mobility training

May 11, 2016 - 5:46pm
The US Department of Education awarded the PSU Graduate School of Education a $1,247,470 grant to develop a new certificate program to train orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists. This program will be linked to the existing PSU Visually Impaired Learner … Continue reading →

PSU Graduate School of Education earns new national accreditation

May 10, 2016 - 9:33am
The PSU Graduate School of Education has achieved national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). At this time, only 10 Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) have been accredited by CAEP, and the GSE is the first … Continue reading →