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During Drexel's honors colloquium, eight students and 25 inmates exchanged letters about classic texts.

Prison Reading Project Opens Minds on Both Sides of the Bars

The Prison Reading Project, an honors colloquium offered this fall, connected eight students and 25 inmates through a correspondence about classic literature.

Deputy Police Commissioner Coming to Drexel to Expand School-to-Prison Pipeline Diversion Program

Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel will spend the next three years expanding the successful pre-arrest diversion program in the School District of Philadelphia for students with no histories of juvenile justice involvement.

New Structure and Expanded Role for Drexel University Online

Continuing to establish itself as a leader in online learning, Drexel is expanding its virtual campus and making it more accessible for the students who benefit from it most.
Lorraine Smallwood, a staff nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital, serves as an adjunct professor at Drexel passing along knowledge she's gained on the job.

Experiential Learning at Drexel Boosted by Adjuncts

Many of Drexel’s adjunct faculty members bring active industry experience to the classroom to help give a leg up to University students in developing the skills and know-how for their prospective careers.
Nancy Songer, PhD, dean of the Drexel School of Education.

A Q&A With School of Education Dean Nancy Songer

Nancy Songer has big plans for the newly independent School of Education. Drawing on extensive experience helping Detroit improve its public schools, Songer hopes to establish new education initiatives in the Philly community.
Drexel’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education.

How to Make a Collective Impact on Urban Education

Drexel University’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the emerging strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education on Thursday, May 7, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The discussion is part of the Schools’ Critical Conversations in Urban Education Series.
What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Report: 1 in 3 Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Autism doesn't end at adulthood — yet most public awareness, public policy and research on autism focus on children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers questions about the experiences and outcomes of young adults on the spectrum.
The Edumemes contest open, to Dragon students. Image by Arvid E. Roach.

Professor Holds Contest to Create 'Edumemes'

One Drexel professor found that when it comes to making a database for educational apps, or “Edumemes,” sometimes it’s best to do it yourself — and with the help of some students.
2014 President's Report

14 Stories of '14: The President's Report

Since the best way to understand an institution is to hear (and see) its stories, John A. Fry's annual President's Report features more than a dozen stories and videos about the projects and achievements that make Drexel special.
The Math Forum-CueThink partnership brings together nationally recognized math education resources with an engaging new social learning platform for math education.

CueThink and The Math Forum Partner to Emphasize Social Interaction in Math

The Math Forum, the leading online math education community and a unit of Drexel University’s School of Education, and CueThink, a peer-to-peer iPad application for math problem solving, announced a partnership that will integrate the Math Forum’s award-winning problem-solving programs with CueThink’s social math learning platform. The partners aim to create new opportunities for teachers to address standards for developing mathematical thinking and to use technology strategically to enhance learning.
Nancy Songer, PhD, is the dean of Drexel's School of Education

Drexel Urban Education Series to Discuss Potential of West Philadelphia Promise Zone and Beyond

A diverse group of educators, organizations, parents, students and researchers who are interested in education in Philadelphia will come together at Drexel University on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Attendees will collaboratively define “urban education” and determine how that shared understanding informs the promise, potential and possibilities in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood bordering Drexel and beyond. The discussion is part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education series hosted by Drexel’s School of Education.

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The Nation Needs More Teachers: A Q&A with the School of Ed Dean

In a landscape of slashed school budgets and teacher layoffs, pursuing a degree in education may seem like a big risk. But now, more than ever, the nation needs dedicated teachers in STEM, special education and urban education. It’s a good thing, then, says School of Education Dean Nancy Butler Songer, that Drexel specializes in exactly these areas.