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Alumna profile: Mary Ann Anderson—early childhood education matters

August 20, 2014 - 5:43pm
Mary Ann Anderson (BS ’73, MS ’75) has a lifelong passion for early childhood education and believes that it is the key to a community’s future. According to Ms. Anderson, a substantial and compelling body of research agrees that early … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus joins National Geographic arctic expedition

August 18, 2014 - 12:17pm
Hood River Middle School teacher, Adam Smith, GTEP ’10, got an offer he couldn’t refuse: a trip to the arctic as part of the National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program (GTF). He is one of 25 individuals out of an … Continue reading →

GSE alumnae receive 2014 state school administrator awards

July 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
School administrators from across the state gather each year in June for the annual conference of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrator (COSA) that includes recognition of Oregon’s outstanding educators. The GSE has been well-represented on the dais, and this … Continue reading →

GSE Graduate named 2014 Oregon High School Principal of the Year

July 18, 2014 - 3:57pm
Bend High School Principal HD Weddel, MS ’85, has been selected Oregon’s High School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA). He received the award from State School Superintendent Rob Saxton, a former classmate, … Continue reading →

GSE graduate Brett Bigham receives NEA award

July 14, 2014 - 3:17pm
GSE graduate Brett Bigham, MS ’02, Oregon’s Teacher of the Year and this year’s guest speaker at the GSE Academic Hooding Ceremony, has been named a recipient of the 2015 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.Mr. Bigham will be recognized … Continue reading →

GSE Professor Cress Serves as Fulbright Senior Scholar to Turkey

July 10, 2014 - 5:10pm
Christine Cress, professor of educational leadership and policy (ELP), served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Turkey in fall 2013. In this role, she offered expertise and consultation to Turkish public and private universities and to the U.S. Embassy in … Continue reading →

Alumnus Profile: Bryan Henderson

June 30, 2014 - 3:14pm
The sky was the limit for first generation student, J. Bryan Henderson, a 1997 graduate of Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, WA. Having earned three bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington in physics, astronomy, and philosophy, and a minor … Continue reading →

AIUTP honors three graduates and Micki Caskey

June 26, 2014 - 10:43am
Three graduates of the American Indian Urban Teacher Program (AIUTP) were honored at a ceremony on June 13, following the GSE Academic Hooding event. Graduates Ashley Friedman, Cara Colclasure, and Gina Rentz were joined by faculty, family, and friends for … Continue reading →

GSE graduate receives national advising awards

June 24, 2014 - 5:19pm
Osvaldo F. Avila, BS ’07, MS ’14, a graduate of the Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education (PACE) master’s program, has received a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising for 2013, as well as a Wesley R. Habely NACADA Summer Institute … Continue reading →

GSE announces 2014 promotions

June 18, 2014 - 5:05pm
Dean Randy Hitz has announced faculty promotions this spring. Congratulations to our faculty members who have achieved promotion and tenure in the GSE: Promoted to emeritus professor status Leslie Munson, PhD, Special Education Promoted to the rank of professor Candyce Reynolds, … Continue reading →

2014 PSU student achievement awards announced

June 17, 2014 - 2:06pm
The winners of the 2014 Student Achievement Awards, a traditional part of spring commencement activities, were honored at a special luncheon in Smith Center Ballroom on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Over 200 students were nominated by faculty, staff, and community … Continue reading →

Reynolds High School gun violence too close to home

June 13, 2014 - 12:37pm
The faculty, staff, and students of the GSE are saddened and dismayed at the most recent school shooting in the Reynolds School District. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, teachers, administrators, and the Reynolds community who will … Continue reading →

PSU Visually Impaired Learner program celebrates 50 years

June 11, 2014 - 4:44pm
As the 50th year approaches for the PSU Visually Impaired Learner (VIL) special education program, the GSE renews an ongoing commitment to provide high-quality instruction to produce teachers for the critically needed field of blind and vision impaired. A new … Continue reading →

Thrashers invest in access to education

June 4, 2014 - 4:00am
Former PSU Foundation trustee Ken Thrasher and his wife Marta attend a Graduate School of Education reception for scholarship donors and recipients. Marta ’90 and Ken Thrasher endorse Portland State’s mission of access. They recognize the power of education to advance lives … Continue reading →

Salmon introduced to the menu at Helen Gordon Child Development Center

June 2, 2014 - 3:39pm
The salmon are running at Helen Gordon Child Development Center. Students in the Starfish classroom are learning about Oregon’s state fish through a project called Harvest for Healthy Kids. The project, led by parent, Betty Izumi, teachers Rachel Sticka and … Continue reading →

New grant boosts research on achievement gap

May 28, 2014 - 3:30pm
The GSE has been awarded a grant to study data that could help bridge the achievement gap. The Oregon Department of Education will fund the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices project with $128,094 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Faculty members … Continue reading →

GSE graduate named 2014 Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year

May 27, 2014 - 4:59pm
Alumnus John George, IAL ’02, CAL ’13, has been selected as Oregon’s Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). He is currently the principal … Continue reading →

GSE student honored at 2014 President’s Diversity Awards

May 26, 2014 - 4:41pm
Each year in spring, the PSU President’s Diversity Awards event is held to acknowledge students, faculty, donors, and staff for their outstanding work to support diversity on campus. GSE student Shannon Sprague MA ’14, a counseling major in the Couples, … Continue reading →

Remembering Emily de la Cruz

May 23, 2014 - 11:13am
It is with great sadness that the GSE says goodbye to our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Emily de la Cruz, who passed away at her home on May 13, 2014, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was an … Continue reading →

GSE awarded grant to implement culturally responsive math project

May 21, 2014 - 10:12am
Portland Public Schools is partnering with the Graduate School of Education on a project to bring culturally responsive mathematics to elementary classrooms. Professor Swapna Mukhopadhyay in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is the principal investigator and will manage the … Continue reading →