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Bridges: Research into Practice - January 2009

Bridges Alumni Newsletter, January 2009

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January 2009 Issue


Case Study: The High School Space Race

Scott Metzger and two colleagues examined how school-choice programs and the construction or remodeling of big high schools may be related.

Embedding Strategy Helps Preschool Special Needs Children Develop Their Social Skills

A research study by Marisa Macy and a colleague demonstrated an intervention strategy that helped preschoolers improve on their targeted social goals.

College Student Affairs Administrators Can Discourage Academic Cheating

Robert Hendrickson outlines how administrators can assume a proactive leadership role to address academic cheating, including plagiarism.

Donald Heller Testifies on College Affordability and Access

Heller appeared before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Education Council of Higher Education to discuss issues for low-moderate income students.



McCleester Endowment Created to Support Workforce Training

The new fund will be used to encourage new methods and teaching aids as well as research in traditional classroom settings, workshops, and on-the-job education and training.

New Endowment for Studying Indigenous Knowledge at Penn State

The gift will create the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge. 

David Baker Heads Project to Study Link Between Formal Schooling and Everyday Health Risk

The two-year grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, runs from Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2010.

Stephanie Serriere Uses Course-Development Grant to Hold Student Democratic Forum

Serriere's students participated in a Constitution Day forum, held September 17. 

Paul Begley Honored with UCEA's Master Professor Award

The University Council for Educational Administration recognized Begley at its 22nd annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Career and Technical Educators Workshop Offered to Students

The Workforce Education and Development program hosted members of the National Technical Honors Society on November 18, for an informational workshop on becoming a career and technical educator.



Alum Concludes His Bi-Weekly Blog from South Korea

Luke Zeller blogged about his Fulbright experience teaching English as a foreign language to South Korean students.

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.


Student Features

Brad Howe, College of Education Student Marshal, Trades Banking Career for Teaching

Howe, a returning adult student, worked full-time while taking classes to complete his bachelor of science degree in Secondary Education with a Mathematics option, in order to pursue a new career.

Lauren Subosits Experiences Native American Customs During Unique Summer Internship

Subosits helped evaluate education programs at elementary schools at Native American reservations in Montana.

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