Stephanie Mackler, Associate Professor in the Education Department, had an article published in the journal Educational Studies.
Main Line Today newspaper features as a staff pick “In the Crossfire, Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform,” a book by Associate Professor of education John P. Spencer. Foster, a school reformer in Philadelphia and eventually Superintendent of Oakland, Calif., school, was assassinated 40 years ago, Nov. 6, 1973. The article was written by Ursinus alumnus J.F. Pirro.
Shannon spent last summer as a teacher and the Math Department Chair for Lehigh Valley Summerbridge, a rigorous six-week educational program for 7th and 8th grade inner-city students taught entirely by college students at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA. Read More
In the summer of 2011, Brianna participated in a 5 week, intensive TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Course in Quito, Ecuador. Through this participation, Brianna became certified in TESOL, and is now able to teach English as a second language in any foreign country. Read More
Samantha has been a mathematics tutor for middle school, high school, and Ursinus college students for the past three years. Read More
A review of In The Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform (Penn Press) by Associate Professor of Education John P. Spencer, appeared recently on www. philly.com. Read More
Timothy Jordan wanted to make a difference in the lives of young students who might not have college on their radar. Read More
The legacy of dynamic urban school reformer Marcus Foster has been somewhat lost in history. Foster, superintendent of the Oakland, Calif., schools in the early 1970s, and a product of Philadelphia schools as a student, teacher, principal, and administrator, was assassinated Nov. 6, 1973 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Read More
Senior Kristin Hanratty has always loved math, but it wasn’t until her freshman year of college that she decided she wanted to take on a career teaching middle school students. “I want to change students’ perspective on a subject that is typically disliked by using creative skills to help them understand and prove that math can be fun,” Hanratty says. Read More
The influential Teach for America has accepted Ursinus students Robyn Clarke and Alexandra Wilson into its program which works to close the achievement gap in schools for students living in low-income communities. Read More