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Chapman University Alums Honored as Top School Counselors in Orange County

February 6, 2024 by | News

School counselors are instrumental in assisting students with emotional management and guiding them toward academic and career achievements. The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) recently announced the recipients of its annual K-12 School Counselors of the Year awards. We are proud to share that three Chapman University alumni are among the honorees: Carlyn Morones,

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Attallah College’s Dr. Jennifer E. Kong and Ph.D. Students Shine at the 45th International Council for Learning Disabilities Conference

December 12, 2023 by | News

Dr. Jennifer E. Kong, Assistant Professor at Attallah College of Educational Studies, has made an impactful presence at the 45th International Conference of the Council for Learning Disabilities. Dr. Kong, known for her innovative approaches to special education research, spearheaded multiple presentations focusing on the integration of technology in learning disabilities. One of the highlights

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The New York Times: Snowplow Parents Are Ruining Online Grading

December 7, 2023 by | News

During the 2011-12 school year, Roxanne Greitz Miller was a professor-in-residence at a California middle school that had just started using an online grade book app that allowed parents and students to see students’ grades as soon as they were posted. I recently spoke to Miller, who is now the dean of the College of

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Sowers of Peace

December 7, 2023 by | Uncategorized

“Visualize Peace,” the bumper sticker proclaims in a font designed to be read at 70 miles per hour. But what good is such a bromide without a blueprint for transforming the sentiment into action? Enter Whitney McIntyre Miller, a leadership studies professor at Chapman University whose Integral Peace Leadership model is now steering communities toward systemic change in

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Attallah College’s Ph.D. in Education Student, Mirvais Mir Aminy, Earns Prestigious Health Policy Scholars Fellowship

December 5, 2023 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

Attallah College of Educational Studies is thrilled to announce that one of its very own, Mirvais “Mir” Aminy, a Ph.D. in Education student, has secured a spot in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholars Fellowship program. Among thousands of applicants, only 40 were selected this year as Healthy Policy Research Scholars (HPRS). Dr.

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Attallah College Professor Amy Jane Griffiths Co-Authors Essential Guide for School-Based Psychological Service Providers

November 28, 2023 by | News

Attallah College’s own Dr. Amy Jane Griffiths, along with a team of distinguished psychologists and educators, has co-authored a groundbreaking book titled “Psychology in the Schools.” This comprehensive guide is poised to become an essential resource for psychological service providers working in educational settings. “Psychology in the Schools” delves into the diverse and complex roles

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Putting the Spotlight on Performing Arts Careers

November 10, 2023 by | News

At Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA), students with a passion for performance – whether it’s theatre, dance or music – can hone their skills within a supportive and creative environment, learn under the mentorship of experienced, professional faculty members and take advantage of abundant opportunities to perform on stage.

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Chapman’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Receives $2.5 Million Gift to Advance Inclusive Education

November 10, 2023 by | News

A $2.5 million gift from longtime donors Bill and Nancy Thompson to Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability in the Attallah College of Educational Studies will make a tangible and transformative impact on the lives of California’s students. TPI works alongside the disability community to develop and improve equitable, accessible and nurturing learning and community environments for

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Changes to State Eligibility Requirements to Teach Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in California

October 5, 2023 by | News

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience in California. In addition to holding a Multiple Subject Credential, after August 1, 2023, all TK teachers must also meet one of the following requirements: Have completed at least 24 credits in early childhood education, child development, or both; or Have professional experience in

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