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Libyans reunite at WSU, earn doctorates together

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A shared love of English brought together three undergraduates in 2000 in Benghazi, Libya. Years and separations later, they completed Ph.D.s together in language, literacy and technology at Washington State University in 2015. » More …

Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

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 …