Investing in public education earns high marks for greater upward mobility
April 2, 2018
Investing in education may help boost economic opportunities for the next generation, according to a team of economists. In a study, researchers suggest that investing in public education can lead to more upward economic mobility and lower teen pregnancy rates, as well as provide a way to ease income inequality.
Kudos to Dr. Daniel Perkins
March 26, 2018
Congrats to Dr. Perkins, who was recently appointed to serve as a member of the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families!
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Penn State providing agriculture teachers with workshops
March 5, 2018
Furthering agriculture teachers' knowledge about the value of hands-on watershed education was the focus of recent workshops hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in partnership with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences' Center for Professional Development, a program housed within AESE. The curriculum focused on Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences — investigative or experimental projects that educate students about the bay watershed.
Ag education student gains hands-on experience in the classroom
March 1, 2018
Rose Cowan, a senior in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is getting a head start on her teaching career as a student teacher in the Penn Manor School District in Millersville. Cowan, who is majoring in agricultural and extension education, with minors in animal science and international agriculture, is teaching grades nine through 12, which is the age group she hopes to teach in the future.
Fellows Program collaborate with UNESCO to focus on violent extremism prevention
February 2, 2018
Penn State (as well as the AESE department) will be represented in a small cohort of Fellows as part of a new UNESCO program that focuses on preventing violent extremism all over the world.
Declining farm income, extreme weather and other natural disasters may affect opioid crisis
February 2, 2018
The overprescribing of opioid-based painkillers may be the main driver of the increased abuse of opioids in rural America, but economists say that other factors, including declining farm income, extreme weather and other natural disasters, may affect a crisis that is killing thousands of citizens and costing the country billions of dollars.