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Bridges: Research into Practice - April 2008

Bridges Alumni Newsletter, April 2008

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April 2008 Issue


Elementary School Counselors Who Form Home-School-Community Partnerships Can Close Student Achievement Gaps

Researchers Jerry Trusty, Elizabeth Mellin, and James Herbert recommend four leadership and advocacy tasks for counselors.

Exploring Succession Planning

William Rothwell discusses the importance of an employer to commit to developing its employees in order to meet future challenges.

New Book Discusses Urban Public Education

William Lowe Boyd collaborated with two other researchers to examine changes in urban education reform by analyzing five case studies.

Embodiment Seen as an Important Element of Arts in Education

Researcher Kimberly Powell says children are more engaged when involved in artistic activities than when involved in other types of curricular activities.


College of Education and Dickinson School of Law to Offer New Joint Graduate Degrees

Participants will be able to obtain both a juris doctor (J.D.) and a master’s or doctoral degree from one of two College of Education programs.

Adult Education Has Presence in Second Life

Students in ADTED 531 were introduced to an online 3-D virtual environment.

Prevention Research Center to Study Ways to Reduce Aggression in Youth

Tom Farmer, associate professor of special education, is among the researchers in the $3.9 million project.

Penn State Berks Faculty Provide Leadership for Science Education Initiative

David Bender and Amy Marsch are coordinating a partnership aimed at improving science education at elementary schools in the Reading (Pa.) School District.

Students Participate in THON

The State Pennsylvania Student Education Association earned $7,492 for THON 2008.

Law and Education Institute Announced for Summer 2008

Prominent professors and attorneys will conduct workshops on educational law to administrators and teachers.

New Program Addresses Need for Differentiating Instruction in Classrooms

The five-course, 9-credit series has been designed to help teachers work with students with special needs.

Growing Problem of At-Risk Youth Addressed With Counseling Summer Institute

The summer series, which starts on May 19, is aimed at counselors, social workers, psychologists and others seeking to earn continuing education units to renew their licenses, as well as foster parents and group home directors.


Harry Eberly Named Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State

Eberly, a 1945 graduate, has been named a 2008 Distinguished Alumnus.

Alumni of Penn State’s Educational Leadership Program Head Some of “America’s Best High Schools”

Twenty-four EDLDR alumni have held leadership positions at fifteen Pennsylvania schools that were recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

Alumni Notes

Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.

Professional Development

Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.

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