Not that long ago, the state Department of Education was a robust repository of expertise for 500 Pennsylvania school districts, offering curricular guidance ranging from math to art to best practices for improving school effectiveness and education outcomes. Those days, however, are largely gone as a new environment has taken hold, one in…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Leaner times for Pennsylvania’s Department of Education
As a digital revolution changes classrooms across the region and country, one key question lingers at the end of each school day: Do the new technologies actually enhance students’ learning?

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Scientists work to make computers more effective teachers
Janice Smith’s fifth-​grade reading class at Central Elementary in the Elizabeth Forward School District was supposed to be working on a book report. Huddled around iPads, the students chatted with one another, pointing and swiping at the screens. No one was being shushed, few were sitting square in their seats, and no one…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading At Elizabeth Forward, a digital makeover aims to boost learning
I grew up in Bluefield, W.Va., a town of about 16,000, which had no “wrong side” of the tracks — because it was all tracks, for trains moving coal out of southern West Virginia. I lived there with my mother, stepfather and three brothers. Three out of four of my grandparents were immigrants — from Italy, Belgium…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Esther L. Barazzone, Ph. D.
  • Sidebar Sub Title Educator & Administrator
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    Chatham University, President & CEO (1992 – present)

    Philadelphia University, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean (198792)

    Swarthmore College, Associate Provost and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (198387);

    University of Pennsylvania, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (198283)

    Hamilton and Kirkland Colleges, Clinton, N.Y., Faculty member (197481)

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