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Meyer Memorial Trust grant aims to increase diversity of educational leaders

January 10, 2018 - 10:38am
The Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded the GSE $113,000 to fund Project LEAD (Leadership for Equity and Diversity), a two-year effort to increase diversity among Oregon’s school leaders. The project’s goal is to recruit and train school administrators of color, … Continue reading →

PSU Infant/Toddler Mental Health program nets $110,000 for scholarships

January 10, 2018 - 9:33am
The Ford Family Foundation has awarded PSU funding for 10 students in the Infant/Toddler Mental Health (ITMH) Graduate Certificate program. This grant will support recipients in rural Oregon who are working with families who have children ages 0–36 months and will … Continue reading →

Todd Cherner appointed to TSPC board

January 9, 2018 - 8:16am
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) has a new member. Governor Kate Brown has appointed GSE Assistant Professor Todd Cherner to the commission. TSPC is Oregon’s teacher licensing authority that sets policy and professional standards for Oregon educator programs. The … Continue reading →

Special Education undergraduate program approved by TSPC

December 19, 2017 - 2:06pm
A new undergraduate degree in special education has cleared the first step in the approval process for a future release in the GSE. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) gave consent at their quarterly meeting in Salem on … Continue reading →

$1.5 million grant approved for Pell-eligible student families in PSU campus child care

November 28, 2017 - 2:39pm
Early Childhood Professor Will Parnell and Helen Gordon Child Development Center Director Ellie Justice announced the awarding of a fourth $1.5 million federal grant to support the 2018–22 Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) program. Stipulating strong connections … Continue reading →

GSE joins Carnegie iLead initiative to innovate school improvement

November 20, 2017 - 11:14am
A 100-year-old business concept from Japan promises effective school improvement practices in the US. The GSE and 10 other educational entities have been selected for a new project launched by the Carnegie Foundation to advance education. The Improvement Leadership Education … Continue reading →

Dean’s reception honors GSE supporters and scholarship recipients

November 14, 2017 - 4:27pm
The annual Dean’s Reception was held last month to honor GSE supporters and the students who received scholarships for GSE programs. Three GSE students were asked to speak, along with special guest Matt Morton, Equitable Education Portfolio Director, Meyer Memorial … Continue reading →

PSU workshop helps GSE faculty apply equity lens to curriculum

November 13, 2017 - 10:21am
As part of the GSE’s mission to promote equity and social justice, our faculty consistently seek new ideas for adapting culturally responsive practices to their courses. In October, five GSE faculty members completed a new training sponsored by the PSU … Continue reading →

GSE announces new leaders of research and diversity, equity, and inclusion

November 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Moti Hara to serve as GSE director of research Associate Professor Moti Hara has been appointed as the GSE’s new director of research. Hara will report directly to Dean Marvin Lynn and will work closely with GSE faculty, PSU’s Office … Continue reading →

GSE faculty member Sybil Kelley receives science award

October 20, 2017 - 11:49am
GSE Associate Professor Sybil Kelley received the Fred Fox Award for Distinguished Service to Science Education from the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA). Kelley teaches science methods in two different disciplines: Curriculum and Instruction, where she leads a cohort in … Continue reading →

GSE announces new staff for 2017

October 17, 2017 - 8:26am
Chandler Duff is a member of the Recruitment, Outreach, and Student Services team, supporting prospective and current students at the GSE. Her work ranges from assisting the admissions processing team, to directing student queries, to planning recruitment efforts like the … Continue reading →

National think tank highlights GSE/PPS partnership to build a bilingual teacher pipeline

October 4, 2017 - 11:34am
In May 2017, Amaya Garcia reached out to the leadership of the Portland Public Schools and PSU Dual Language Teacher Partnership. In her role as senior researcher at New America—a relatively young public policy think tank, Garcia was interested in … Continue reading →

Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County

October 3, 2017 - 8:58am
PSU faculty member Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction, and Amy McQueen, David Douglas School District (DDSD) math specialist, have completed a three-year, $3 million project to improve mathematics education in East Multnomah County. The East Metro Mathematics Leadership Project (EaMML) … Continue reading →