Around the College: November 6, 2019

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Gail Boldt, professor of education (language and literacy education) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction recently received the Bloch Distinguished Career Award, the highest award of the International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Conference (RECE). The award honors scholars whose work has informed and influenced critical inquiry in early childhood education and to acknowledge contributors to work of RECE in the larger context of educational research, practice and theory.

— Research by Erica Frankenberg, professor of education (educational leadership) was cited in an article, "School secession movement drives re-segregation," which appeared in Facing South, an online magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies.

— Research by Erica Frankenberg, professor of education (educational leadership), and the Penn State Center for Education and Civil Rights was included in an education plan released by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Last Updated November 13, 2019