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March 24, 2020

REAL Certificate Mentor Helps Prepare Students for Online Courses

Annalise Christy ’20 thought her Education Studies Capstone was going to be about the first time that Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate students participated in Preview. As the REAL Mentor, Christy had attended the “Leadership Lessons Learned” Preview class with the REAL...

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February 13, 2020

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Invited Speaker at Anti-Hate Vigil

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, was an invited speaker at the Philadelphia Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s Unity Vigil, held at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Bryn Mawr, Pa. on Jan. 15. The vigil was a response to the rising tide of hate crimes directed at...

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January 28, 2020

Education’s ABA Program Nationally Ranked for Third Year

For the third consecutive year, Arcadia’s online Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been ranked nationally by the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Guide as one of the best online programs. Offered through the University’s School of Education, the program was ranked in the “Top 15 Best...

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December 18, 2019

Harris ’21 Recognized for Dedication to Early Childhood Education During Gov. Wolf’s Innovative Apprenticeships Announcement

Emmanuel Harris ’21 , a student in the School of Education’s PreK-4 Program for Working Professionals , is more concerned about his preschool students being kind to each other than he is about recognition for the work he does as an educator at the Parent Infant Center. However, his classroom was...

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December 18, 2019

Dr. Brasof Receives Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

An educator for more than 20 years, Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, received the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education. The award will support Arcadia’s Social Action and Justice Education (...

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December 13, 2019

Dr. Bornstein, Correll, Voglino ’18 Co-Present at PAC-TE Conference

Dr. Jodi Bornstein , associate professor of Education; Melissa Correll , Information Literacy and Instruction librarian and liaison to the School of Education; and Mekenzie Voglino ’18 , graduate student in Literacy Studies and English as a Second Language (ESL), co-presented at the Pennsylvania...

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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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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 17, 2019

Change in Sequence for Physical Therapy Dual Degree Cohort

Starting May of 2020, students will work towards their MPH degree during their first year. Years two and three encompass the Physical Therapy program. If offered admission for the dual degree, the MPH program will start in May and will last 4 semesters (Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer). The DPT...

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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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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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