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Farewell to retiring GSE faculty members

Education News - June 29, 2015 - 4:45pm
A celebration to honor the GSE’s 2015 retirees was held at the end of spring term. This year’s retirees include Amy Petti, Educational Leadership and Policy (17 years at PSU); Ruth Murray, Curriculum and Instruction and Continuing Education (16 years … Continue reading →

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers establishes new endowed scholarship for aspiring teachers

Education News - June 23, 2015 - 4:20pm
This spring, Dr. Thomas A. Chambers made a gift to establish the Thomas A. Chambers Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers within the Graduate School of Education (GSE). Through a planned gift valued at more than $1.2 million, Chambers has also … Continue reading →

Two retirements, 99 years

Education News - June 21, 2015 - 4:11pm
Unflappable. That’s how you could describe both of these retiring educators. This spring marks the retirement of two colleagues in the Graduate School of Education who together represent nearly one hundred years of high-quality work in education for Oregon. Linda … Continue reading →

GSE Associate Professor Julie Esparza Brown elected to Portland School Board

Education News - June 17, 2015 - 2:08pm
Special Education Associate Professor Julie Esparza Brown was elected for Zone 1 on the Portland Public School (PPS) Board with 77 percent of the votes citywide. Her opponent, Andrew Davidson, is a PSU student who previously served on the board … Continue reading →

2015 Dean’s Reception honors GSE supporters and scholarship recipients

Education News - June 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Dean Randy Hitz hosted the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) annual Dean’s Reception on May 13, honoring supporters of GSE scholarships and programs, as well as scholarship recipients. This year’s event was held in the beautiful Lincoln Hall Glass Tower—a … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus to head Oregon Department of Education

Education News - June 5, 2015 - 4:23pm
Salam Noor, ‘12, will take the top job at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), appointed by Governor Kate Brown to succeed Rob Saxon as deputy superintendent of public instruction. Saxon, who held the post for three years, is retiring … Continue reading →

Samuel Henry presented with President’s Diversity Award

Education News - June 3, 2015 - 8:39am
Dr. Samuel Henry is the 2015 winner of the President’s Diversity Award for faculty. He was honored at the eighth annual PSU President’s Diversity Awards, held this year at the Native American Center. Henry is an associate professor and past … Continue reading →

PSU’s George C. Hoffmann Award goes to Dilafruz Williams

Education News - May 26, 2015 - 4:47pm
Professor Dilafruz Williams has been awarded Portland State University’s George C. Hoffmann Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The Hoffmann Award is given annually to a PSU faculty member in recognition of distinguished contributions to the University in … Continue reading →

GSE grad named 2015 Oregon High School Principal of the Year

Education News - May 21, 2015 - 4:21pm
McMinnville High School Principal Kris Olsen, CAL ’01, has been named Oregon’s High School Principal of the Year. He is a graduate of PSU’s first Willamette Valley cohort group. Faculty members Dan Johnson and Wink Miller led this cohort as part … Continue reading →

Christine Cress publishes new book on service-learning

Education News - May 17, 2015 - 10:53am
Christine Cress has published a third book on service-learning—this time with a focus on the educational power of community organizations. The Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations: Strategies for Becoming a Co-Educator in Civic Engagement (Stylus, 2015) was written in … Continue reading →

Meet the GSE’s visiting scholar Kiyoshi Karaki

Education News - May 6, 2015 - 6:09pm
Dr. Kiyoshi Karaki is a visiting Japanese scholar from the University of Tsukuba, one of the leading research universities in Japan. He is spending a yearlong research sabbatical in Portland, along with his wife and their two sons, who are … Continue reading →

GSE student survives earthquake in Nepal

Education News - May 1, 2015 - 6:18pm
Half a world away in Nepal, a PSU Library Media student is dealing with the unimaginable—a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Jeremiah O’Sullivan and his family are safe after spending the night in a field near their school and enduring dozens … Continue reading →

PSU Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program ranked 18th in United States

Education News - April 28, 2015 - 4:43pm
U.S. News and World Report announced that PSU’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) is ranked 18th in the country (out of 88 schools), a significant advance from last year’s ranking of 24th. PSU’s program … Continue reading →

Meet the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education

Education News - April 21, 2015 - 6:03pm
The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) is a relatively new department in the GSE that provides professional development infrastructure services to early learning and afterschool professionals in Oregon. The OCCD has contracts and grants … Continue reading →

GSE Associate Professor Pat Burk receives statewide leadership award

Education News - April 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
The Executive Committee of the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) has named the GSE’s Patrick Burk as one of two recipients of the 2015 Tom Ruhl Leadership for Equity Award. Dr. Burk is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and … Continue reading →

Robert and Robin Holmes establish GSE’s first scholarship for aspiring arts educators

Education News - March 31, 2015 - 3:29pm
Inspired by the memory of Robin Holmes’s grandmother, Ethel Ray, who taught music in the public schools of Vernonia and Willamina, Oregon, Robert and Normandie (Robin) Holmes have established the Robert and Normandie Holmes Endowed Scholarship for Fine and Performing … Continue reading →

PSU alumnus Gustavo Balderas named Eugene superintendent

Education News - March 27, 2015 - 10:50am
Dr. Gustavo (Gus) Balderas, a 2001 graduate of the PSU Master in Curriculum and Instruction program, has been selected as the new superintendent of Eugene 4J School District. He is originally from Nyssa near the Oregon/Idaho border and attended Western … Continue reading →

PSU honors GSE members for length of service

Education News - March 16, 2015 - 12:12pm
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, PSU honored faculty and staff who reached a length of service milestone in 2014. PSU employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to the university. Congratulations to the following Graduate … Continue reading →

Associate Professor Will Parnell publishes book on school readiness

Education News - March 15, 2015 - 11:40am
The world is changing rapidly, both outside and inside the classroom. Early childhood educators have new challenges every day that provide opportunities to rethink and reimagine approaches to conventional early childhood instruction. In a new volume, co-edited by professors Will … Continue reading →