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Apr 4, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Reporter Quotes Reedy on 'Redshirting' Kindergartners

"The practice of parents holding children back from starting kindergarten at age 5, called 'redshirting' after the athletic practice of delaying college for a year to gain an advantage, is being given a new look by some parents and was discussed on CBS’s 60 Minutes. The impetus is that kindergarten...

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Apr 4, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Goerke ’13 Awarded 2012 Keystone Pre-Service Educator Grant

Shannon Goerke ’13,  a junior at Arcadia University majoring in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, is one of two students awarded this year’s Pre-Service Educator Grant from the Keystone State Reading Association. Each student will receive a grant in the amount of $2,500 to...

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Mar 23, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Media: Dr. Dean Among National Experts for Autism Awareness Month

Dr. Kim Dean, Assistant Professor of Special Education, was included in a ProfNet Expert Roundup on Autism, a list of experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Teaching a kid on the spectrum feels like folding a fitted sheet. It doesn't line up neatly,...

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Mar 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Lancaster School District Improves Under Superintendant Rivera’s Leadership

Business to Business Magazine (Lancaster, Pa.) featured Pedro Rivera, Superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, March 1. Before taking on his current role, Rivera served Philadelphia public schools in many capacities for more than 13 years. Rivera, who earned a School District of...

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Mar 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Dentistry Today: Groody ’09M.Ed. Appointed to PA State Board

On March 15 Dentistry Today reported that Theresa Groody ’09M.Ed. has been appointed to serve a six-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. Groody, who graduated from Arcadia University with a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology, is the Director of...

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Mar 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Bloomsburg Businessweek: Profnet Lists Dean Among Autism Experts

Bloomsburg Businessweek recently reported that Profnet listed Dr. Kim Dean, Assistant Professor of Special Education, among 42 experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Profnet is a free service that provides journalists, bloggers, authors and other...

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Mar 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Bloomsburg Businessweek: Profnet Lists Dean Among Autism Experts

Bloomsburg Businessweek recently reported that Profnet listed Dr. Kim Dean, Assistant Professor of Special Education, among 42 experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Profnet is a free service that provides journalists, bloggers, authors and other...

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Mar 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

The Colonial: Arcadia's Education Colloquium 'Unpacking the PA School Budget,' March 29

The Colonial (Fort Washington, Pa.) recently listed Arcadia University's inaugural Education Colloquium, "Unpacking the PA School Budget: What Does That Mean for Me?" which will take place in the Great Room of the Commons, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The colloqium panel will discuss the comments...

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Mar 15, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Graduate Raises Money by Running the 5K and Creating a Webpage

When she was an Education student at Arcadia University, Cory Mazen ’10 and her classmates visited Melmark, an agency in Berwyn that serves children and adults with a broad range of developmental disabilities. Now teaching in New Jersey, she has found a special hospital and educational facility...

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Mar 2, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Chestnut Hill Local: Gast ’97M.Ed. Immortalizes Sister, World Class Flutist, in New Book

Chestnut Hill Local (Chestnut Hill, Pa.) reported that Beverly Shaffer Gast ’07M.Ed. recently published Angel in Black: A Musical Life In Letters, 1925-1973 (2011, Trafford Publishing), on Feb. 29. The book features her sister, Elaine Shaffer, one of the most prominent flutists in the world, and...

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Feb 20, 2012 Susan Gettlin

Education Faculty News: Dr. Peggy Hickman

Dr. Peggy Hickman, Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, presented a keynote address on December 18, 2011 for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit full-day symposium with general educators.  Her keynote was titled, "Differentiating Instruction...

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Feb 20, 2012 Susan Gettlin

Education Faculty News: Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester

On sabbatical in 2011-12, Dr. Skilton-Sylvester is living in Monteverde in a cloud forest in Costa Rica this year exploring language learning first hand.  In addition to her own Spanish classes and daily cross-cultural and multilingual interactions (in taxis, grocery stores, and coffee shops), she...