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Studying Schools Abroad for Deeper Understanding at Home: School of Education Makes Connections in China

Drexel’s connections with China include institutional partnerships, a summer trip for the men’s basketball team and a Drexel alumnus in the president’s chair at a new university in Shanghai. And you can add another to that list: A growing set of School of Education professors is studying, collaborating, and sharing research with educators in China.

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Drexel Buys University City High School Site With Partner Firm

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed June 16 on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center.

Drexel University's master of science degree in creativity and innovation is the only degree of its kind offered fully online.

Can You Learn to be Creative? This Drexel Master's Degree Teaches Students to Create 'Aha!' Moments

Preparing students to think like creative professionals is the goal of Drexel University Online’s master of science’s degree program in creativity and innovation, offered through the School of Education. While many colleges and universities are beginning to offer individual courses in creativity, Drexel’s master's degree program is one of only a few full creativity degree programs in the country. 

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Dr. Nancy Songer Named Dean of Drexel University’s School of Education

Nancy Butler Songer, PhD, has been named the new dean of the School of Education at Drexel University. Songer will begin her term on August 3.
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Drexel Celebrates New Program to Steer STEM Students Toward Teaching

The United States needs more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. And Drexel has a wealth of bright students studying in those same fields. Now, a new program will connect Drexel’s strength with the nation’s need.


Drexel's New iPad App Teaches Physics Concepts Using Artifacts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Physics at the Art Museum” is a new iPad app that teaches users about the physics behind art works in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The  mobile iPad app is now available for download, free of charge, from Apple’s App Store. It will also be available through the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website, www.philamuseum.org.
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Math Comes Alive With Blocks, Videos and More For Philadelphia Youths at Drexel Challenge

It was a problem involving building blocks, tough enough to stump doctoral students. But Philadelphia high- and middle-school students tackled it admirably at a challenge presented by Drexel's Math Forum last week.

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How Can Businesses Help Young People Thrive? Drexel’s School of Education Partners with America’s Promise Alliance to Find Out

What if businesses could respond in real-time to schools’ needs for supplies, or offered extensive shadowing or internship programs to introduce students to career opportunities? To encourage greater impacts from collaboration between the business sector and local K-12 educational institutions, Drexel University’s School of Education partnered with America’s Promise Alliance to host the first-ever “Business-Community Innovation Lab” in Drexel’s Washington, D.C. office last month.

New Book by Drexel’s Max Ray of The Math Forum Helps Students Become Powerful Problem Solvers

The Math Forum’s Max Ray will celebrate the release of his new book, Powerful Problem-Solving: Activities for Making Sense with the Mathematical Practices, with a national release event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. The Math Forum @ Drexel is the leading online math education community, and is housed in Drexel University’s School of Education.

High School Students Join Youth Development Expert at Drexel to Debate College vs. Career Readiness

Four talented high school students from the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League will debate the merits of college versus career readiness on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., as part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel University’s School of Education. 

Bill Lynch Stepping Down as School of Education Dean

Dr. William Lynch has notified University leadership and School of Education colleagues that he will step down as dean of the school at the end of his current term of service on June 30, 2014.

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Math Forum: The Co-Op Perspective

Two students from the College of Education have been working at the Math Forum as part of the Drexel co-op program. Read how they not only got into classrooms to observe teacher-student interactions, but also got to come up with methods for teachers to try in their very own classrooms.