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Dear GSE Alumni,

As we begin the fall 2012 semester, the Graduate School of Education is looking forward to another productive and successful academic year with our alumni, students, faculty, and staff. We want to share the following exciting news with you:

Center for Educational Partnerships Awarded NYC Regional Bilingual ESL Resource Network (RBE-RN) Contract

GSE's Center for Educational Partnerships was awarded the NYC Regional Bilingual ESL Resource Network (RBE-RN) contract from the New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies. One of only eight RBE-RN technical assistance support centers statewide, the Fordham RBE-RN will assist networks, schools, and districts throughout the five boroughs in enhancing instructional practices for students learning English. The 22-month, $2.2 million contract will enable the Fordham RBE-RN to offer professional development in literacy instruction, content area instruction, and compliance. Read the full story in Inside Fordham.

GSE and Diocese of Brooklyn Create Catholic School Accreditation Association (CSAA)

The Graduate School of Education and the Diocese of Brooklyn have jointly created the Catholic School Accreditation Association (CSAA). "The purpose is to bring the credibility of a major Catholic university into the process of accrediting Catholic schools … We are focusing on the Catholic identity of schools and also focusing on academic excellence," said James J. Hennessy, Ph.D., dean of GSE. "[It will also] help communicate more broadly about the high academic quality of accredited schools, thus boosting enrollments and perhaps reversing the trend of closing schools." Read the full story in Inside Fordham.

National Science Foundation Supports Math Teacher Scholarship

The National Science Foundation awarded a team of Fordham professors more than $1 million for the Fordham University NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which will support the education of future math teachers. Read the full story in Inside Fordham.

Inside Grad Ed

Check out the new edition of Inside Grad Ed: our latest publication celebrating our student, faculty, staff, and alumni accomplishments over the past year.

We hope that you will become more involved with the GSE community online:
  • Tell us your story! The GSE Blog seeks contributions from alumni, including human interest stories, news items, publications, events, or any other information that may be of interest to the GSE community. Send submissions for consideration to Michelle Adams at Please include your name and graduation year.
  • Update your information in the Fordham University Alumni Directory. It only takes a moment and will help us stay in touch with you regarding special events, news and Fordham community updates.
  • GSE appreciates your support! If you'd like to make a gift to the school, click here and select "Graduate School of Education" as your fund category.

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful fall, and looking forward to hearing from you soon!

James J. Hennessy
Fordham University Graduate School of Education
  We are pleased to invite you to the following upcoming events and hope to see you soon:

Fall In-Person Information Sessions

If you're thinking about returning to GSE for an additional degree, certificate, or extension to your teacher certification, attend one of our information sessions this fall.

27 November, 5–7 p.m.
Fordham Westchester Campus

To RSVP to this session, e-mail Please specify your program of interest.

Fall Online Information Sessions

11 October
Ph.D. in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research

12 October & 23 October
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

16 October & 17 October
Careers in Teaching
Careers in Counseling and Psychology

22 October & 29 November
Ph.D. and P.D. in School Psychology

29 October
M.S.E. in School Counseling

30 October
M.S.E. in Mental Health Counseling

Find more information on session times, how to connect, and RSVP.

CLAIR Speaker Series

26 October, 6 – 7:15 p.m.

Alice Wilder, Ed.D., on Blues Clues, SuperWhy!, Speakaboos
Wilder is co-creator and head of research and education for Super Why!, a PBS Kids property, as well as chief content officer for Speakaboos, a multi-platform library of interactive digital books for children. For more than 10 years, she served as a producer and the director of research (user testing) and development for Nick Jr.'s Blue's Clues. She has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Preschool Children's Series as well as Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series.

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