Arcadia University News

October 5, 2015

Four Arcadia Alumni Join Teach for America

Beginning this academic year, four Arcadia University alumni are teaching in underserved communities through Teach for America , a nonprofit that aims to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for...

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September 14, 2015

PA Physician General Is Keynote Speaker at Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference, Sept. 30

Newly appointed Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine will deliver the keynote address at the School of Education ’s third annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Castle. A performance and...

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July 9, 2015

Santangelo Publishes on Teaching to Common Core

Tanya E. Santangelo , assistant professor of education, along with two co-authors from Arizona State University, published “Research-Based Writing Practices and the Common Core: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis” in the June issue of The Elementary School (University of Chicago Press). The paper...

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June 23, 2015

Dr. Brasof’s New Book Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults (Routledge), a new book by Assistant Professor of Education Marc Brasof , details Dr. Brasof’s proposed process of creating school governance structures that produce active, informed students. From the publisher: While...

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April 17, 2015

School of Education Faculty Present at Multicultural Education Conference

Five faculty and staff from the School of Education presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) Annual Conference earlier this month at Keystone College in La Plume, Pa. The conference featured 35 workshops on the theme “Inclusive...

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April 3, 2015

Dr. Papay Elected as Exceptional Children’s Representative

Director of Special Education Certification Programs Dr. Clare Papay has been elected Northeast Regional Representative for the Council of Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and Transition. Dr. Papay, who has been a part of the Arcadia faculty since 2011, is co-director of...

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March 26, 2015

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle Quoted on Philly Voice

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , assistant professor of education and director of the Literacies, Technologies, and Citizenship Studies program, was quoted on in “Concerns rising over Pearson, the company behind PARCC and other tests,” an article that discusses the growing concern about US...

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March 4, 2015

Macalalag Helps Develop Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering

Dr. Augusto Macalalag Jr. , assistant professor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, joined researchers and educators from selected universities in the U.S. to develop rubrics for the Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering. The rubrics...

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March 4, 2015

Brasof Develops Sessions on Civic Learning

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of education, worked with the Rendell Center to bring democracy and civic learning to the School District of Philadelphia’s Stanton Elementary. Under the leadership of Beth Specker, Dr. Brasof, Anne Spector, and Elaine Scarpino facilitated multiple professional...

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February 26, 2015

Baker-Doyle Facilitates Webinars, Publishes Work in the ‘International Journal of Research and Method in Education’

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , director of literacies, technologies and citizenship studies programs, facilitated two webinars for the Connected Courses program, a professional development forum for Higher Education faculty interested in the use of connected technologies . The first webinar, which occurred...

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February 26, 2015

Skilton-Sylvester and Shultz Lead Workshop at the AAC&U Meeting

Drs. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Jeff Shultz , professor of Education, presented a pre-conference workshop titled “Rethinking Reflection to Enhance Global Learning” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 16.

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February 26, 2015

Mesner Publishes in ‘Arts-based and Contemplative Practices’ and ‘Out Proud’

Dr. Kerri Mesner , visiting professor in the School of Education, co-authored two chapters in a Routledge published book titled Arts-based and Contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence . She contributed to the chapters “Wrestling with the Angels of Ambiguity: Queer Paths...

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February 26, 2015

Rosen Publishes Her Research in the ‘International Journal of Leadership in Education’ and ‘Education 3-13’

Dr. Sonia M. Rosen , visiting assistant professor, recently published two pieces of research. Her article, “Identity Performance and Collectivist Leadership in the Philadelphia Student Union,” published in the International Journal of Leadership in Education , explores youth leadership from a...

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February 26, 2015

Arcadia University and the School of Education Hosts HigherEdCamp, a Participant-led Conversation About Higher Education

On Nov. 2, Arcadia University and the School of Education hosted HigherEdCamp, an unconference dedicated to exploring how to design meaningful learning in higher education. Seventy-five administrators, faculty, and students came together from 11 different colleges and universities to engage in...

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February 20, 2015

Dr. Brasof Pens Column on Civics Education

In a guest column in Citizenship Matters , Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof discussed how schools fail to improve despite constant changes, citing a lack of student input in decision making. “Evidence indicates school change processes improve, as do important student and...

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February 19, 2015

Drs. Slesaransky-Poe and Rosen Sign Petition to End Test-based Policies

As Congress revises and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, many professors and researchers are calling for an end to test-based education policies. In an open letter to Congress and the Obama Administration, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and...

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October 8, 2014

CNN, Inquirer: Slesaransky-Poe Discusses Embracing Gender Differences in Schools blog Schools of Thought posted a story Oct. 3 quoting Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of education and founding dean of the School of Education at Arcadia University. “This is the reality in which we live: Gender is a continuum, not a box,” said Slesaransky-Poe in “6 ways to...

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August 22, 2014

Graduate Student’s Exhibit Uses Art to Improve Learning

Greta Lindbloom-Carlton , a graduate student in Arcadia’s Master of Arts in Education program, is presenting an exhibit of her charcoal drawings at the Judith Taylor Student Art Gallery in the Landman Library. The show is titled Images of Extinction: Using Art to Improve All Learning . All work is...

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August 21, 2014

Dr. James Capolupo, School of Continuing Studies Adjunct Faculty Member, Education Alum Named National Superintendent of the Year

Dr. James Capolupo , superintendent of Delaware County’s Springfield School District, was named 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). Dr. Capolupo, who earned a Master of Arts in Education, a Certificate of Advanced Study, and a Superintendent...

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July 8, 2014

Papay Moderates at Lehigh University’s 42nd Special Education Law Conference

Dr. Clare Papay , assistant professor of special education at Arcadia University, served as a moderator at Lehigh University’s 42nd Special Education Law Conference held on May 9, after serving on the planning committee for the conference. The theme of the conference, “What Does Law Mean in 2014...

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July 7, 2014

Pan American Academy Recognizes Collaboration with Arcadia University at Festival de Sueños

[slideshow_deploy id='59398'] At the Festival de Sueños on June 12, Pan American Academy Charter School, Philadelphia's first international baccalaureate elementary school, acknowledged its collaboration with Arcadia University. The “Festival of Dreams” served as a fundraiser for the academy’s...

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