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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Darris Means poses for a photo.

Darris Means named executive director for rural and community-based education

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor February 6, 2024
Darris Means, an associate professor in the School of Education, is Pitt’s first executive director for rural and community-based education.
Pitt Education’s Michelle Sobolak, Cassie Quigley and Khirsten L. Scott (left to right, top row) pose with students Tyler Gregory and Nina Rorabaugh (left to right, bottom row).

Genius, Joy and Love program aims to eliminate racial disparities in education

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor February 1, 2024
A School of Education program aims to encourage people of color to become educators in Pennsylvania, starting with students in high school.
Speakers at the “Twenty Years of the Center for Urban Education: a Retrospective” panel.

Center for Urban Education looks back on two decades of growth

By Andrew McLaughlin, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

Alan Lesgold, the former Renée and Richard Goldman dean of Pitt’s School of Education, founded the Center for Urban Education in 2003. He felt inspired to open the Center out of a feeling of personal...

The halls outside the School of Education on the fifth floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

More than a month after commencement, advising error sends 17 Pitt teaching students back to class

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer June 28, 2023
After four years of taking classes at Pitt, Delphie Backs was ready to move onto the next phase of her life. But on June 6, an email from the University came — she hadn’t graduated after all.
The School of Education, located in 5500 Posvar Hall.

School of Education rises in national rankings

By Spencer Levering, Staff Writer May 16, 2023
U.S. News & World Report ranked Pitt’s School of Education as the 27th best in the nation last month, placing it in the top 10% of education programs in the country. This marks a significant increase from just a few years ago in 2021, when the program was ranked 39th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The halls outside the School of Education on the fifth floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

School of Education offers new undergraduate major

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer November 29, 2021
Pitt’s new Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education program will begin accepting students — including recently graduated high school students and transfer students — for the fall semester in 2023.
Jill Sarada was named the new director of the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School.

Jill Sarada named new director of Falk Laboratory School

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021
The Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, a private kindergarten through eighth grade laboratory school affiliated with Pitt’s School of Education, named Jill Sarada as the new director. Her term will begin July 1, 2022.
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Pitt #20 in the top public universities in the U.S. Schools are ranked based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, student selectivity and financial aid resources.

Pitt ranked among top 20 public universities in the U.S.

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2021
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Pitt #20 in the top 20 public universities in the U.S. Schools are ranked based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, student selectivity and financial aid resources.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted its “Building a Just Educational System” event on Wednesday afternoon as part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum.

Panel discusses dismantling systemic oppression in education

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer July 29, 2021
Pitt’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion held the event “Building a Just Educational System,” which focused on how to remove oppression and injustices that prevent students from reaching their fullest potential.
Ph.D. candidates have begun utilizing Zoom to defend their research and present their dissertations in front of committees within their academic discipline.

Dissertation defense from a distance, Pitt doctoral candidates move online

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer April 13, 2020
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic limiting social gatherings, online dissertation defenses have become the only safe way for Ph.D. candidates to complete their doctoral studies. Since the middle of March, Pitt students have been utilizing Zoom to defend their research in front of committees within their academic discipline.
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