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Longtime state education leader wins award from WSU

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gene-sharratt-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus and former faculty member Gene Sharratt recently received the annual Advocate for Education Award from the Washington State University College of Education for promotion of good educational practice or policy at the state, regional or national level. » More …

Nov. 1: Peace Corps experience, opportunities presented

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

I-Am-Malala-BookPULLMAN, Wash. – Peace Corps service options and the challenges girls face regarding education access will be discussed by a former Peace Corps volunteer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Todd 130 as part of the Washington State University common reading. » More …

Grant to recruit Native American teachers, administrators

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

renee-holt-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Education has received a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education (OIE), one of about 20 Indian Professional Development Awards funded by the agency this year. » More …

March 30: Educator talks about helping underprivileged youth

By Dustin VandeHoef, College of Education intern

Keith-WheelerPULLMAN, Wash. – Educator, motivational speaker and alumnus Keith B. Wheeler will give a free, public talk about his experience growing up in a Seattle gang neighborhood and his work in academically challenged schools at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

WSU’s largest endowed scholarship benefits future teachers

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of its largest endowed scholarship fund, made possible through a $16.5 million estate gift from San Francisco Bay area developer, philanthropist and alumnus Roscoe “Rock” Logan and his wife, Jane. » More …

Nov. 6: Immigration, human rights, violence discussed

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Luz-Rivera-MartinezPULLMAN, Wash. – Human rights and state-sponsored political violence will be addressed by Luz Rivera Martinez, an organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino, in a free, public discussion at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Cleveland 121 at Washington State University. » More …

Education alumna named state finalist for national award

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

SherwoodPORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Washington State University alumna and Port Townsend science teacher Lois Sherwood is among the statewide winners who will compete nationally for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. » More …

NARA member receives national award for STEM education

By Charles Burke, WSU NARA

nara-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has received a national award for advancing learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through projects addressing real environmental problems. » More …

Study: Intelligent computer programs are effective teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent research shows that when a class size becomes large enough, one-on-one computer-based tutoring is more effective than traditional teacher-based instruction. » More …

WSU student pharmacist selected as national scholar

NottinghamSPOKANE, Wash. – Student pharmacist Ryan Nottingham intends to work with geriatric patients as part of an ambulatory health care team after graduating next year. To learn more about pharmacy education, she applied for – and won – one of 85 national travel scholarships to attend the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in July. » More …