School of Education In the News


December 2014

12.17.2014 - The Hill blog  Sandy Hook , two years later: Steps we must take An op-ed by Dean Spencer

12.14.2014 - NPR: All Things Considered  Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook Dean Spencer speaks about the recommendations for teachers and educators set forth by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate's recent Sandy Hook report.

12.14.2014 - Connecticut Public Radio WNPR News  When Focusing on Academics, Not Emotional Health, Isn't Enough Dean Spencer spoke to public radio reporters about the role of educators and school districts in supporting and monitoring students' social and emotional development. Dean Spencer was one author on the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate's 141-page report reviewing the circumstances of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and developing recommendations for public health and educational improvements as a result of this horrible school tragedy.

12.11.2014 -  Consider the Oyster  This piece brings the Billion Oyster Project, its goals, activities and impact, to life in great depth and detail.


November 2014

11.23.2014 - Connecticut Post  Child Advocate's Sandy Hook Report Expected to Affect Recommendations for Troubled Kids Dean Spencer contributed to the 141-page report detailing recommendations for screening, identifying and treating troubled children as part of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.

11.18.2014 - The Broadsheet Daily  Oysters Grow in New York Harbor An article on the launch of the National Science Foundation Grant To Promote the Billion Oyster project in New York City Schools.

11.4.2014 - Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance  Billion Oyster Project and Pace University Get $5M for New Curriculum An article on the launch of the "Curriculum And Community Enterprise For New York Harbor Restoration In New York City Public Schools" project, which was awarded a $5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, and will involve 40 to 60 schools, 80 to 120 teachers, and at least 8,640 students over the next three years.


October 2014

10.31.2014 - DNAinfo New York  Billion Oysters Project $5M Grant Used to Build New Marine-Based Curriculum A report on the launch event of the expansion of the Billion Oyster Project curricula and community enterprise project, of which SOE Associate Professor Lauren Birney is the Principal Investigator and Pace University School of Education will lead the educational components.


September 2014

9.9.2014 - The Daily Pleasantville  Pace's School of Ed Will Develop Training Program On Billion Oyster Project The Pace University School of Education will lead the development of the educational development component of a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project "Curriculum and Community Enterprise for New York Harbor Restoration in New York City Public Schools,” will be implemented by a consortium of partners through the Billion Oyster Project (BOP). The program will begin on October 1.

9.5.2014 - Downtown Express Coding Apps Made Easy At High School Summer Camp A profile of the two-week summer camp program for high school students through the Pace STEM Collaboratory.


August 2014

8.11.2014 - Campus Technology  Pace University STEM Summer Camp Teaches App Design A short profile of Pace's two-week summer camp program for high school students through the Pace STEM Collaboratory, featuring a list of student-developed apps.


June 2014

6.17.2014 - Westchester Business Journal  Pace and Ossining Partner in Teacher Training  Pace's exciting new partnership with Ossining School District is described in this WBJ piece.


May 2014

5.19.2014 - Huffington Post  So, What Good Questions Have You Asked Today?  Blogger Vicki Cobb discusses her experience as a keynote speaker during the recent Rethinking STEM-D Conference.


April 2014

4.28.2014 - The Journal News  Who Will Determine Who Teaches in New York?  Christine Clayton, EdD, chair of the Pleasantville department, comments on the hasty, flawed implementation of the edTPA as a NYS certification requirement for teachers in this op-ed piece.

4.11.2014 - The Journal News   Bill Aims To Delay Test For New Teachers  Christine Clayton, EdD, chair of the Pleasantville department comments on state lawmakers' proposal to delay implementation of the edTPA video for preservice teachers to earn certification.

4.2.2014 - Tarrytown Daily Voice   State Education Chief Talks to Aspiring Westchester School Leaders   Tom Higgins, Jr., EdD, Program Coordinator for the Educational Leadership - School District Business Leader Program, spoke at forum hosted by Putnam/Northern Westchetser BOCES to inspire and educate future school leaders as a part of an impressive lineup. State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. also spoke at the event.


March 2014

3.9.2014 - NYC Public School Parents blog  Watch This! Two and a half minutes of the NY Assembly Hearings on inBloom   Tom L. Lynch, EdD, Educational Technology Program Coordinator edited the first hour (of three hours) February 28 NYS Assembly hearings on inBloom to under 3 minutes. The video highlights Assembly Education Chair Nolan and AM O'Donnell grilling Deputy Commissioner Ken Wagner, who continued to insist that schools could not deliver services to their students if parents had the right to opt out of inBloom's database compliation. The Assembly has just passed a bill that would postpone any personal data being uploaded to inBloom until at least July 2015, and would allow parents to opt out their child's data from being shared with any third-party vendors.  

3.7.2014 - New York 1 News  New After-School Program Explores STEM Subjects Through Dance   This New York 1 story covers the recent workshop with PS 188 students in lower Manhattan, who learned about STEM subjects through dance and performance, thanks to a recent grant from Time Warner Cable to the Pace STEM Collaboratory, a collaborative partnership between the School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University to facilitate interdisciplinary research and ideas, while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels.


February 2014

2.27.2014 - The Journal News  Common Core: Aspiring NY Teachers Face New Certification Hurdles  Christine Clayton, EdD, chair of the Pleasantville department comments on the challenges of edTPA assessment implementation for preservice teachers to earn certification.


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