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December 9, 2019

School of Education Hosts First ED NIGHT

Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students attended Arcadia’s School of Education’s (SOE) first ED NIGHT on Nov. 14. Students connected with peers across programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctorate levels within SOE, as well as with education alumni and professional organizations. The...

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December 3, 2019

Students’ Annual Community Service Art Exhibition Set for Dec. 5

Join students from the University Seminar “Artist in the Community” for the annual "The Art of the Syllabus" exhibition on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit, held at the Thrall Gallery in Spruance Fine Arts Center, showcases student artwork that was completed in conjunction with...

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December 2, 2019

Arcadia Partners with State, School District of Philadelphia on Innovative Teacher Recruitment Initiative

Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera announced on Nov. 20 a new pilot program, Aspiring to Educate (A2E), that aims to cultivate and diversify Philadelphia’s educator pool. The pilot, which is the first of its kind in the nation, is a partnership between the Pennsylvania...

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November 25, 2019

Arcadia University Named a Most Affordable Online Behavior Analysis Program

Arcadia University has been named among the “48 Most Affordable Behavioral Analysis Degree Programs” by Intelligent.com. The student-focused comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Arcadia’s program was recognized for its curriculum...

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November 15, 2019

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Fights for Equitable Opportunities for All Students

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Professor of Education Years at Arcadia: 19 Courses: Princesses and Superheroes: How media shape children’s understanding of gender, sexuality, race, and disability; Intro to Inclusive Education; Disability Studies & Special Education Law Expertise: Inclusive...

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November 13, 2019

Arcadia University Offers 3 Graduate Credits for AIM Institute Literacy Teacher Training Course

Arcadia University and the AIM Institute for Learning & Research are pleased to announce an agreement to offer three graduate credits to educators completing the AIM Pathways IDA-accredited Pathways to Proficient Reading course. The course offers comprehensive tools and support to teachers...

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October 21, 2019

Rehabilitation, Art, and Hope: Paskell ’81, ’96MEd Volunteers with Survivors of Sexual Exploitation

By Caitlin Joyce ’20 An estimated 15 million adolescent girls have been sexually exploited worldwide, according to The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Organizations around the world, such as Destiny Rescue, help to retreive and protect children who are trapped in the global sex trading...

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October 18, 2019

Johnston Fellow Dr. Campbell Produces Social Justice Album

Dust + Dignity Podcast: Music from the Series , a studio album executive produced by Associate Professor of Education Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , was released on Oct 11. The album is a collection of the music used in Dr. Campbell’s “Dust + Dignity Podcast,” which highlights individuals who promote...

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October 9, 2019

REAL Alumni Dare Others to D.R.E.A.M. at Event in Harrisburg

Bruno Piroso ’15 , Angelo Barrucci Jr. ’16 , and Nigel Abduh ’17 , graduates of Arcadia’s Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate , spoke at the Dreams Realized through Educational Aspirational Model (D.R.E.A.M.) Partnership’s 6th Annual “Living the Dream” event at Dixon...

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September 18, 2019

Dr. Dean Inspires Young Adults to be Curious at Regional Leadership Institute

Dr. Kim Dean , chair of the School of Education, addressed students in the sixth through 12th grades selected to represent their schools as Chief Science Officers (CSO) during the Pennsylvania SEED Leadership Training Institute at Arcadia in August. The 60 CSOs explored STEM leadership initiatives...

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September 9, 2019

Arcadia Rises in U.S. News and World Report’s Regional and National Rankings

Arcadia University once again rose in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings , released today, placing highly in national lists for study abroad and regionally for value, innovation, and social mobility. For the first time, the U.S. News & World Report rankings include a national...

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September 5, 2019

Applied Behavior Analysis Program Ranked Nationally, Dr. Woldoff Interviewed

Arcadia’s School of Education’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program was once again ranked nationally by AppliedBehaviorAnalysisEDU.org , an independent online publishing group on state licensing, educational options, and practice domains for practicing and future ABA professionals. The program...

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August 23, 2019

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23. During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz, Kistler, and...

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August 12, 2019

Arcadia Again Ranked Among Princeton Review’s “Regional Best”

For the fifth consecutive year, Arcadia University is ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” in its “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 49 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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July 17, 2019

Education Hosts Discussion on Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities

What does it mean to provide an inclusive education? This was the question posed by Dr. Kim Dean , chair of Education, Jessica Mattis , director of the Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate program, and Simon Mohr , coordinator of the REAL Certificate program, to the 25...

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July 1, 2019

Education Alum Earns John Lovas Award As Part of Marginal Syllabus

School of Education alumna Christina Cantrill ’14MEd , associate director for national programs at the National Writing Project in Berkeley, Ca., is a member of the Marginal Syllabus team named the 2019 recipient of the John Lovas Award for an outstanding online project devoted to academic pursuits...

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June 24, 2019

Education Alumni Ranked Among Philly’s Best Teachers

Six School of Education graduates were featured in a Philly.com article highlighting 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award winners from the School District of Philadelphia: Denise Piotrowski Eiler ’06MEd (Educational Leadership), a social studies teacher at Baldi Middle School who “...

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June 21, 2019

Dr. Brasof Publishes in the Journal of Educational Change

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of Education, published “Meeting the discipline challenge: Capacity-building youth-adult leadership” in the Journal of Educational Change on June 14. The article addresses causes of in-school conflicts and explores how youth courts—diversion programs that offer...

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May 13, 2019

Egyptian Education Delegates Visit Campus to Learn About STEM Initiatives

Arcadia University’s School of Education hosted Egyptian delegates from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and four universities on April 30, in order to showcase student and faculty research in scientific fields across campus. Carlie Banchi ’19 , Hope Halza ’19 ,...

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May 13, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Reda Abouserie

On April 30, Dr. Reda Abouserie, Chief of Party, USAID-Supported STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity Project and former First Deputy to the Minister of Education in Egypt, along with 15 other delegates from Egypt, visited the campus as part of a Philadelphia tour funded by a...

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April 24, 2019

Dr. Hickman to Speak at International Dyslexia Association Symposium

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, served as a panelist for the “Knowledge and Practice Standards Symposium,” hosted by Read by 4th and the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association at Temple University on April 15. Aligned with the movement in the School...

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