School of Education

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Alumnus Brings Award-winning Poetry to the Classroom, Reflects on Race and Justice

Writing program alumnus Cameron Barnett’s first book of poetry, “The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water,” gained national attention and awards. Today, he’s a teacher at Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School — the same place where he first dreamed of becoming a writer.
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Class of 2018 Celebrates Commencement

The University of Pittsburgh commencement ceremonies on April 26 and 29 celebrated all that Pitt students have accomplished thus far — as well as the promise of what is yet to come. Visit the media galleries that showcase the pride, excitement and optimism of the Pitt Class of 2018.
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Educators Team Up to Develop Flexible Curricula on Ethiopia for K-12 Students

Visits with artists, dancers and musicians and interviews with entrepreneurs and religious leaders helped teams of Pitt and Ethiopian educators create a set of lessons that teachers worldwide can use to introduce their students to the East African nation.

Researchers Revise How Americans Get Healthy

Pitt's John M. Jakicic and Kirk I. Erickson are updating the nation’s physical activity guidelines. Among their suggestions: Even a burst of activity for less than 10 minutes can help deskbound workers stay healthier.

Change Agents: How Pitt Alumni Are Transforming Modern South Korea

When Byong Hyon Kwon left South Korea to attend Pitt, he found a wealth of knowledge and new ideas. What he brought home helped to transform his country. Pitt Magazine profiles Kwon and nine other alumni making an impact in South Korea.
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Pitt Again Named Best Public University in Northeast, Best Public Value in State

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance honored Pitt with top rankings, and 2017 brought important rankings from additional national organizations.
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Year of Healthy U Offers Paths to Wellness

The fourth installment in the Office of the Provost’s “Year Of” series, the Year of Healthy U addresses eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.
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Office of Child Development Honored with UPSIDE Award

The Office of Child Development (OCD) has been awarded the Chancellor’s University Prize for Strategic, Inclusive and Diverse...

Inaugural Goldman Prize Competition Seeks to Improve Education Through Innovation

Sponsored by alumni Richard and Renée Goldman, the competition awarded three teams a total of $30,000 for their innovative ideas to improve education.