"In the News" Media Coverage Archive



November 2013

11.26.2013 - The Daily Voice  Tarrytown Teams With UCLA For Teaching English As Second Language  Project Exc-EL, or Excellence for English Learners, will combine evidence-based strategies for classroom teaching with support provided by community partners and agencies including the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Westchester Community College, Pace University School of Education and the RSHM Life Center.  Alpha Research, based in Arlington, Va, will provide evaluation and research support.

11.25.2013 - The Daily Voice  Sleepy Hollow Wins 'Breakthrough School' National Honor  SOE partner school Sleepy Hollow High School has been named one of nine "Breakthrough Schools" nationally by the MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  The MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools program showcases middle level and high schools that are high achieving or have dramatically improved student achievement while serving large numbers of students who live in poverty.

11.7.2013 - BAM Radio Network  The Hidden Causes of Low Parental Engagement in Urban Schools and What to Do About It  SOE professor Peter McDermott joined this panel of experts to discuss the unique issues and experiences of urban parents that affect their interest and willingness to engage with school staff at all levels, while offering suggestions for teachers to better engage with this parent population.

11.6.2013 - The Pleasantville Daily Voice Pace Universtiy Expands Science Saturdays in White Plains An overview of the School of Education's science enrichment programs designed to excite and motivate young students.


October 2013

10.31.2013 - The Journal News  The Hall Monitor Blog: Science Saturdays Enrichment Program Begins New Year  An overview of our new year of Science Staurdays programming at the White Plains and Croton schools.

10.4.2013 - The White Plains Daily Voice  Pace University Set for Autism Conference on Saturday A preview of the Moving On one-day conference on October 5.


September 2013

9.19.2013 - The Washington Post  The Answer Sheet Blog: Study: Impact of Unaddressed Mental Health Issues on Students Is Severe  Dean Spencer's recent study of the consequences of failing to address mental health issues in students, “Blind Spot: The Impact of Missed Early Warning Signs on Children’s Mental Health,” is explored in light of the tragic mass shooting at the Washington DC Navy Yard this week.

9.11.2013 - The Journal News  The Hall Monitor Blog: Pace Education Professors Call Teacher Evaluation System a 'Costly Gamble' That Is 'Intended to Produce Failure'  Christine Clayton, EdD, chair of the Pleasantville Department; Beth Kava, lecturer and coordinator of adolescent education; and Mary Rose McCarthy, associate professor, issue a statement about New York State's new teacher evaluation system.


June 2013

6.26.2013 - Education Week  NYC iZone Launches Blended Learning Institute & Innovation Challenges  Education Week's "Vander Ark on Innovation" blog highlights NYC iZone, "an innovation hub and change management model that is the largest blended learning initiative in the country" and is being launched by Innovate NYC for the New York City Department of Education. One of the major initiatives of the program is the Blended Learning Institute, in which the School of Education has created a two-year certification program for NYC Teaching Fellows to prepare teachers to lead 21st century learning.

6.19.2013 - The Journal News  State Could Add Research Paper to High School Graduation Requirements  Christine Clayton, EdD, Pleasantville Department Chair, discusses what a new research paper graduation requirement could mean for high school students and teachers alike.

6.4.2013 - WNYC  New Tech City Blog: Special Needs Students Teach Others About Assistive Technologies  Students who recently led the "Inclusion Requires Participation" conference, co-sponsored by the School of Education, at the New York City campus, are profiled in this WNYC piece. The students share how technology tools help them achieve success in inclusionary classroom settings in school.
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May 2013

5.23.2013 - The Journal News  Expert: Teachers Must Constantly Engage Struggling Students   Coordinator of Professional Development Fran Wills, PhD, discusses the importance of teachers sharing with their peers proven strategies for student engagement at our "Ensuring Learning For All Students" Conference on May 22.

5.13.2013 - The Hill Congress Blog  "Congress Must Act Now to Address Mental Illness in Schoolchildren" This op-ed by Dean Spencer supports The Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 (S. 195), as related to her earlier advocacy for identifying and addressing urgent needs in children's mental and developmental health, to not only prevent incidents of violence, but to create greater opportunities for all children.


April 2013

4.18.2013 - Pleasantville Daily Voice  Pace Education Leaders Host Student Films, Awards at Jacob Burns A preview of the Pace School of Education Teacher Opportunity Corps Program presentation of School of Education student films at the Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville on April 18. The exhibition will feature a short film inspired by an urban expedition to the community of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to explore a key guiding question:  How do we use a community’s resources to promote social justice and student engagement in our classrooms and ultimately, in our schools?  In addition, students will each share a slice of their own lives through short digital narratives.

4.4.2013 - The Journal News Eastchester Principal Walter Moran To Be New Superintendent Eastchester Middle School Principal Walter Moran has been selected as the new superintendent for the district. Dr. Moran earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Pace University and his doctorate in executive leadership from Fordham University.


March 2013

3.21.2013 - NBC Latino Challenges and Tips for Raising Bilingual Children Professor Xiao-lei Wang, PhD, shares tips and strategies for raising multi-lingual children, based on her extensive research.

3.18.2013 - Education Week Better Parent-Teacher Conferences Goal of Online Class  Associate Professor Joan Walker speaks with Education Week's "K-12 Parents and the Public Blog" about her award-winning research on parent-teacher communication and the development of an online course to help educators engage in important conversations with families.


February 2013

2.15.2013 - The Journal News White House Offers Some Details on Pre-K Plans Professor Xiao-lei Wang, PhD, provided commentary about the importance of pre-K stimulation in early childhood, and the impact of the President's proposal in closing the achievement gap and educational equity.

2.11.2013 - Center for Literacy Enrichment Featured on Noticias Mundo FOX Sister St. John Delany, director of the Pace School of Education Center for Literacy Enrichment, was interviewed for a TV segment on FOX’s Spanish language network, and included tips for helping Spanish-speaking children learn the English language.



2.4.2013 -  The Hartford Courant  Screening Kids for Mental Health Critical An op-ed co-authored by Dean Spencer advocates identifying and addressing urgent needs in children's mental and developmental health, in light of recent school shootings in Newtown, Chicago and other communities.


January 2013

1.28.2013 -  The Next America by National Journal  Workforce Q&A: Consortium Tackles Family, Class Issues in Steering Minorities to STEM Majors The School of Education's Dr. Lauren Birney and Dr. Jonathan Hill (Seidenberg) discuss the challenges and opportunities in engaging traditionally underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines and degree programs.

1.13.2013 - The Journal News Learning the Art of Teaching Dean Spencer talks about the use of technology in preparing our undergraduate candidates.

1.4.2013 - Westchester County Business Journal Credits, Clients and Awards  WCBJ published a photo from the Pace STEM Collaboratory launch celebration.

1.2.2013 - The Journal News  Spanish-Speaking Children to Get Reading Help The School of Education's Center for Literacy Enrichment is partnering with the El Centro Hispano community center to provide literacy instruction to kindergartners and first graders.



December 2012

12.28.2012 - Connecticut Post  Possible Asperger's Connection to Shooting Sparks Fear, Outrage Includes commentary from TARA Center Director Dr. Mary Cohen about misconceptions related to persons with Asperger's Syndrome. Also published in Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, and Norwalk Citizen Online.

12.21.2012 - The Hill Congress Blog "Let's talk to each other about STEM"  Op-ed by Lauren Birney and Jonathan Hill of the Pace STEM Collaboratory.

12.21.2012 - The Hartford Courant  Association of Asperger's to Newtown Shooter Dismays Parents and Advocates

12.21.2012 - CBS New York  New Yorkers Mark Somber Anniversary of Newtown Massacre

CBS2's Weijia Jiang reports from Trinity Church in Manhattan and PS 124 in Chinatown where students made cards of support for Sandy Hook Elementary.  The School of Education's Jordan Tempro, a Pleasantville BA/MSEd candidate (Childhood Education & Special Education),  is student teaching in that classroom and makes a brief cameo in the clip below. Tempro will graduate in May 2013.




12.20.2012 - Connecticut Post  Amid Tears a Search for Answers Includes TARA Center Director Dr. Mary Cohen's statement about speculation surrounding Adam Lanza and Asperger's Syndrome

12.20.2012 - New Haven Register  Newtown shooting brings increased focus on Asperger's; experts say syndrome is uncommon with violent behavior Also published in The Times Herald (Montgomery County, Penn.), The Register Citizen (Litchfield County, Conn.), The Middletown Press (Middletown, Conn.), The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  region) and North Adams Transcript (Northern Berkshires Mountain region, Mass.)

12.20.2012 - New Haven Register  Newtown shooter matched typical mass killer characteristics, says ex-FBI profiler Includes commentary from TARA Center Director Dr. Mary Cohen clarifying behavior among persons with Asperger's Syndrome and discouraging speculation about Adam Lanza

12.19.2012 - The Journal News  The Hall Monitor Education Blog: Autism Expert at Pace: Don't rush to provide psychiatric explanations for Newtown shooting

12.18.2012 - The Journal News  Grad Students from Pace University in Pleasantville invent and volunteer to help the disabled Highlights the invention of an adaptive tablet computer stylus by graduate students in the Educational Technology graduate program