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August 18, 2020

SI2 Reflects on 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

After decades of fighting for women’s suffrage, the 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, granting women the right to vote. A committee of social justice-minded citizens, which included Helen Keller and Jane Addams, founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to protect freedom of...

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August 10, 2020

Daniels ’21, ’22M Awarded Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship

Education and Literacy Studies major Desmond Daniels ’21, ’22M is the first Arcadia student to be awarded the Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship, a prestigious award from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC). Each year, the DVEC awards five or six scholarships to college juniors who...

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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 20, 2020

Dr. Dean Talks on Options for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic on Fox29

As higher education institutions announce plans for the fall, some families are struggling with the decisions of paying tuition for online courses versus having their students take a gap year. Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured on the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment “...

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July 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell Co-Hosts Virtual Learning Webinar

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, co-hosted the webinar “Making Virtual Learning Manageable” on June 30. In the webinar, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Keith Look, senior director of programs for...

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July 8, 2020

Dr. Dean Discusses Work-Life Balance for Mothers on Fox29

Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured in the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment "Working Parents in the Coronavirus Pandemic" on July 7. In the special, Dr. Dean discussed the struggles of balancing a career and parenthood during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies to...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Christiana ’16EdD Publishes Research in Social Innovations Journal

Doctor of Education alumna Dr. Kathryn Christiana ’16EdD , supervisor of Gifted Education in Abington School District, published “The Mystery of Wide Variation in Rates of Inclusion: Does Money Make a Difference?” in the April 12 Social Innovations Journal. The article, co-authored with Dr. James...

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Campbell Uses Johnston Fellowship to Connect Social Justice, Leadership, and Music

“A lot of artists became complacent,” said Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, and 2018-20 Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences recipient, reflecting on how...

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June 16, 2020

Dr. Noakes Featured Around the Country for Expertise on Police and Protests

Dr. John Noakes , interim director of the School of Education, has spent his career analyzing the relationship between protestors and police officers, and the social contract between the state and political dissent. As protests continue around the country, the internationally known scholar on the...

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June 4, 2020

As Protests Continue, Daniels ’21, ’22M Publishes on the Black Male Experience

“But, I am afraid! Daily, I am afraid! I always wonder… ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day of my Earthly experience?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I will feel the warmth and love of all the communities I am a part of?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I say ‘I love you mom’ when I walk out the door?’” Desmond...

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May 19, 2020

Online ABA Certificate Program Ranked Top in Country

Arcadia’s Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate has been ranked nationally by the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Guide as one of the best online programs for this subject area. Offered through the University’s School of Education, the fully online program was ranked among...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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April 28, 2020

Dr. Skilton Appointed Director of CTLM

Dr. Ellen Skilton , professor of Education, has been appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentorship (CTLM) at Arcadia University, effective June 1. Dr. Skilton will be responsible for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and student partners to support...

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April 13, 2020

Dr. Appelbaum Co-Edits Book on Effects of Sound in Education

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor of Education, co-edited "Sonic Studies in Education: Echoes, Reverberations, Silences, Noise,” a book that explores the ways in which sound considerations can affect how people recognize, identify, plan, assess, and design educational possibilities within the...

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April 10, 2020

Dr. Noakes to Serve as Interim Director of School of Education

Dr. John Noakes will assume the role of Interim Director of the School of Education, effective June 1. Currently chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Dr. Noakes joined the Arcadia community in 2005 and has served with distinction in a wide variety of roles. He...

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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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February 12, 2020

Arcadia Legacies Henderson-White ’02MEd and Scott ’23 Share Commitment to Public Service

Marcia Henderson-White ’02MEd and her granddaughter Ebony Scott ’23 have a close relationship built on loving support, mutual admiration, dedication to public service, and their cherished connection to Arcadia. Though Henderson-White’s and Scott’s collegiate experiences are separated by...

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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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