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April 21, 2021

Anastasia ’21 Balances Work, School, and Newborn to Graduate

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Education major Briana Anastasia ’21 has always known she wanted to work with children, and having a child of her own and continuing her education has solidified that passion. A native of Northeast Philadelphia, Anastasia worked at Dumpling Grounds Daycare Center from...

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April 20, 2021

After Australia, Philippines, and U.S., Joseph ’22 Studies in South Korea

While Education Studies major Mercy Joseph ’22 has lived in Australia, the Philippines, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, she’s been dreaming of living in South Korea. This spring, she made that dream a reality, studying at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. “Korea’s been an interest to me,” said Joseph...

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April 1, 2021

Dr. Macalalag Co-Authors Study on Pedagogical Content Knowledge with Doctoral Candidates

Dr. Augusto Macalalag , associate professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, recently co-authored the study “Development of Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge during Lesson Planning of Socioscientific Issues,” which was published in the International...

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April 1, 2021

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In their 2022 rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University’s graduate programs among the best in the nation. The graduate Education program and Public Health program each ranked in their respective categories. Education placed in the top programs nationally (the...

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April 1, 2021

Paskell ’81, ’96MEd Brings World Culture to “Community” Class

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd is bringing world culture to her Artist in the Community class. With her car packed full of borrowed Fair Trade items from Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill, such as boxes made from saris in Bangladesh and boxes made in...

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March 30, 2021

Dr. Appelbaum Publishes on Preparing Mathematics Learners for Global Crises

By Katherine Haines '21 Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor of Education, had an article, “Embracing Dystopia: Mathematics Education in the COVID Era,” accepted for publication in the spring edition of Educational Studies in Mathematics. This article was co-authored by Charoula Stathopoulou, professor...

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March 10, 2021

Gallagher ’21 Finishes Degree 19 Years In The Making

By Katherine Haines '21 Education Studies major Susan Gallagher ’21 returned to Arcadia University this past fall to finish her degree that she started in 2004. After earning her associate’s degree in Elementary Education from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2003, Gallagher taught...

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February 17, 2021

Dr. Cross ’99M: A Role Model in the Classroom, and at Arcadia, for Black Students

“There are many students who have gone all the way through their matriculation and never encountered a Black male teacher,” said Education alumnus Dr. George Cross ’99M about returning to teach in the Woodbury school district after retiring a few years ago. “I felt like I was needed in the...

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December 23, 2020

Penecale ’09M Selected as Finalist for Holiday Songwriting Contest

The holiday song “Left Alone with You,” co-written by Master of Education alumna Amanda Penecale ’09M, was recognized as a finalist in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition by the USA Songwriting Competition. Penecale, who works at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J. as an art and...

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December 1, 2020

Dr. Campbell a Panelist in UK Fika Session

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, acted as a panelist for the Fika Sessions on Oct. 28. The Fika Session, a platform that creates a community for creative professionals to exchange...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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November 5, 2020

“How We Fight White Supremacy” Looking at Grammy Nomination

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 The 2019 audio book How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance , which includes a contribution by Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education, could be up for a Grammy. How We Fight White Supremacy examines how Black people from various...

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November 3, 2020

Dr. Brasof Pushes for Social Justice Off and On Stage

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Dr. Marc Brasof ’s commitment to social justice is no secret. The Associate Professor of Education and Director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education is also the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, which is funding Arcadia’s Social...

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October 6, 2020

Community Service Doesn’t Stop in Pandemic for Paskell ’81, ’96MEd

How do you serve the community with art when a pandemic forces learning and activities online? Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd spent the summer pulling on her global connections to answer this question. Previously, students in Paskell’s “Artist in the Community...

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October 1, 2020

Dr. Brasof Featured as Panelist in Conference for Social Studies

Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education, was a panelist for The Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS) 67th Annual Conference on Oct. 1. The panel, “How shall we proceed? Teaching about and during a global pandemic,” consisted of authors previously published in PCSS’ Social...

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September 24, 2020

Jakya Barnhill '24: Students of Color Need Role Models

Hi! My name is Jakya Barnhill and I am a first-year student in the SAJE Fellowship cohort. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I come from a small private school in Philadelphia called Cristo Rey High School. This school has made me into the person I am today. They provided me with an outlet...

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September 21, 2020

Drs. Clabaugh and Appelbaum Team Up to Raise Awareness About Social Justice in the Classroom

“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh , visiting instructor of Psychology. “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or chat...

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September 21, 2020

Education Leadership Doctoral Student Highlighted by WHYY

By Josephine Mueller '21 Current education leadership doctoral student Aliya Catanch-Bradley , who is also principal of Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School in Philadelphia, was highlighted in a Sept. 10 article for WHYY. In the article, reporter Sojourner Ahebee asks several black educators in...

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September 21, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Amani Harris '24

By John Stuetz '20M Amani Harris '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 14, 2020

Childs ’20MEd Uses Social-Emotional Learning to Encourage Empathy in Students

As Jess Childs ’20MEd prepares to teach her first year as a special educator teacher at MaST Community Charter School in Philadelphia, she’s making sure to focus her teaching style on inclusion and emotional-social learning. Emotional-social learning is focusing on teaching healthy ways to interact...

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September 9, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Hardika Patel

By John Stuetz '20M Hardika Patel '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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