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Farewell to GSE colleague Greta Krahn

January 30, 2015 - 1:38pm
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend and colleague Greta Krahn who passed away on Friday, January 23, after a ten-year, courageous battle with cancer. Greta had a long history with the GSE, both as … Continue reading →

Helen Gordon Child Development Center receives 5-Star rating

January 26, 2015 - 4:48pm
The GSE is proud to announce that our Helen Gordon Child Development Center (HGCDC) has achieved a 5-Star rating from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). This is the highest rating achievable in the new system that was initiated … Continue reading →

Friends and family of Dilafruz Williams establish scholarship

January 22, 2015 - 5:24pm
The friends and family of Dilafruz Williams have established the Dilafruz Williams Leadership for Sustainability Education Scholarship. Williams, PhD, is professor in the Leadership for Sustainability Education program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP), Graduate School of … Continue reading →

GSE’s Marjorie McGee appointed to NWHF board

January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
Marjorie McGee, research associate in the PSU’s Center for Student Success in the Graduate School of Education, has been appointed to the Northwest Health Foundation (NWF) governing board of directors. The NWF is a Portland-based nonprofit that convenes funding and … Continue reading →

PSU graduate Duane Larson named 2014–15 Vice Principal of the Year

January 9, 2015 - 3:15pm
A PSU Graduate School of Education alumnus has been named Oregon’s 2014–15 Vice Principal of the Year. Duane Larson, ’96, ’01, ’02, was honored by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) at its annual gathering in October. He holds … Continue reading →

PSU awarded $1 million for preK-12 mathematics leadership program

January 6, 2015 - 8:27am
A partnership between the Graduate School of Education (GSE), David Douglas School District (DDSD), Centennial School District (CSD), and the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) has received a million dollar grant from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to improve … Continue reading →

New Hittle Endowed Scholarship supports math and science teacher education

December 19, 2014 - 3:43pm
Because they understand the value of a solid foundation in math and science and know how important teachers are in providing it, Betty and Larry Hittle have established a new endowed scholarship. The Betty and Larry Hittle Endowed Scholarship will … Continue reading →

Randy Schild named 2015 Oregon Superintendent of the Year

December 15, 2014 - 5:51pm
PSU/GSE alumnus Randy Schild ’94, ’96, ’01, is the 2015 Oregon Superintendent of the Year. He is a graduate of both GSE Educational Administrator programs, IAL and CAL, and holds an MST from the PSU’s School of Business Administration. He … Continue reading →

Special Education Chair Randall De Pry finalizes textbook on behavior

December 8, 2014 - 5:16pm
GSE Special Education Chair, Dr. Randall De Pry, is co-editor (with Drs. Fredda Brown and Jacki Anderson) of a new graduate-level textbook, Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in school and community settings. The book is now … Continue reading →

New grant for math and science teacher education creates GSE’s largest scholarship award

November 26, 2014 - 1:42pm
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is proud to announce that Ecoworks Foundation has made a grant of $100,000 to support the Pivotal Scholars Fund for Math/Science Teacher Education. Two $10,000 scholarships will be available annually for five years, making … Continue reading →

GSE hosts a conversation with distinguished educator Geneva Gay

November 23, 2014 - 11:35am
The Graduate School of Education presented a talk by Dr. Geneva Gay from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Gay teaches multicultural education and general curriculum theory. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award, presented by the … Continue reading →

GSE students write Oregon African American History curriculum

November 17, 2014 - 3:50pm
In 1844, Oregonians declared slavery illegal yet simultaneously enacted the infamous “Lash Law” requiring that “Blacks in Oregon, whether free or slave, be whipped at least twice a year until they quit the territory.” Four years later, Oregon’s provisional governor … Continue reading →

New project focuses on technology instruction for nonverbal students

November 12, 2014 - 1:51pm
Nearly one percent of the general student population has some kind of severe disability, such as autism, cerebral palsy, or a physical disorder, that makes verbal communication difficult. These children can be very bright and motivated, but because of communication … Continue reading →