Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Student Update
 February 7, 2012
Alumni Feature
Bob Cancro
Program: Ed.M. class of 1978
Past & Present Positions: 

After teaching for 17 years and being recognized as a Governor's Outstanding Teacher, Bob served as a vice principal and a principal in several NJ schools, leading the Academy of Allied Health & Science to win its second NCLB Blue Ribbon award. Although officially retired, he currently supervises student teachers at Monmouth University and is serving as an interim principal. 


Advice to Students:
"Go into the work with passion.  Love what you do, believe in what you do.  There will always be fads and new ideas in education, but the one constant, in my opinion, is the impact of a great teacher on a student."
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What's New?

Arizona Law Prompts Action and Discussion at Rutgers

The new Arizona law that banned the teaching of courses that are designed from a particular ethnic group prompted GSE students Farrah Hussain and Meghan McCartney, along with Assistant Professor Ariana Mangual Figueroa, to organize Teach In "What is HB-2281 and What Does it Have to Do With Us?" Learn more here

School Counseling Ed.M. Awarded National Accreditation

The accreditation of the School Counseling Masters Program (Ed.M.) has been extended through March 2018 by The Board of Directors for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP recognizes programs for meeting professional standards and preparing students for entry into their profession. Learn more here.


NB Community ProgramGSE in the New Brunswick Community

Two GSE programs were chosen to receive Community-University Research Partnership Grants for New Brunswick, which links members of the University Community and New Brunswick community in participatory research. Dr. Mary Curran's project, Empowering Parents through SALSA: A Community-based Service Learning and Research Partnership, is designed as a way for students to help ESL students and parents in the community. Dr. Alissa Lange's project, Math and Science Story Time Series: Bringing Math and Science to Life through Reading and Art for Preschoolers in a Community-based Setting, will help to design a math and science story time for educationally at-risk children in New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Announcements and Updates
Graduate Position Available in the Office of Academic Engagement & Programming - New Student Programs
Graduate Assistant will work directly with the Assistant Director of New Student Programs to support the First-Year Interest Group Seminar program (FIGS) and other academic initiatives. Application deadline is March 5, 2012. To request an application packet, please contact Sarah Beth Bailey, Assistant Director of New Student Programs at or 732-932-7442.


"Precious Knowledge" Film Screening 

On February 1, 2012 a new law in Arizona entitled HB-2281 was put into effect banning Mexican American Studies - and other programs or courses that are designed for a particular ethnic group - from the curriculum in Arizona public schools. Join us at 7 p.m. on February 16, 2012 in the Livingston Student Center to view "Precious Knowledge," which combines the stories of students in this program at Tucson High School and engage in discussion with director Eren McGinnis, as well as Graduate School of Education professors Ebelia Hernandez, Dan Battey, and Nora Hyland following the screening. Click here for more information.


2nd Annual GSE Student Teacher Networking Event TODAY!
Scheduled Tuesday, February 7th at 7:45pm in the Cook Campus Center - Multipurpose Room, the Student Teacher Networking Event aims to provide the rising 2012 student teaching cohort with opportunities to network with last year's cohort in preparation for their upcoming fall teaching internship. Ms. Jeanne DelColle2011-2012 NJ Teacher of the Year, will be in attendance to share some words of inspiration as an accomplished K-12 educator in our state's public school system. Members of last year's student teaching cohort have also been invited to share their memorable internship experiences through an interactive panel discussion.  Dinner will be served. Please RSVP to as soon as possible. If you are an experienced or rising student teacher, please indicate your certification program and cohort year (2011 or 2012).  We look forward to seeing you!
Upcoming Events
February 7, 2012

2nd Annual GSE Student Teacher Networking Event, 7:45pm in the Cook Campus Center - Multipurpose Room 


February 8, 2012
Reading for Deep Understanding; Knowledge Building and Conceptual Artifacts in Secondary English, presented by Marc Nachowitz, 10-11:30, GSE Lecture Hall 124 


February 8, 2012
"The triangle of inquiry, self-regulated learning, and complex ecosystems: A research-based integrated pedagogy" by Billie Eilam at 11:45 a.m. in the GSE Lecture Hall.


February 8, 2012

Center for Literacy Development presents an afternoon with Donald Bear


February 9, 2012

Word Study with all Learners 


February 16,2012

Precious Knowledge


February 18, 2012

HIB Training 9:30-5 p.m. at Cook Campus Center. RSVP to


February 22, 2012

SAI Distinguished Lecture Series "Relationships 3.0: Mentoring Africa's Future" by Amy Stokes, Livingston Student Center, 2nd floor Atrium, 6:30 p.m.


February 24, 2012

"Grad Fund, the Resource Center for Graduate Student External Support" by Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the GSE Lecture Hall


March 6, 2012

Classroom Instruction that Works, Middle Grades Network Session 4 


March 9, 2012

HIB Training 9:30-5 p.m. at Rutgers Student Center. RSVP to


March 10-18, 2012

Spring Recess 


March 15, 2012

Center for Literacy Development presents an afternoon with Tomie DePaola


March 16, 2012

The 44th Annual Conference on Reading and Writing 


March 22, 2012

Using Mentor Texts to Enhance the Development of Writing to Meet the Common Core 


March 24, 2012

2010 Ed.D. Spring Retreat


April 4, 2012

NOH8 Campaign photo shoot, resource fair, and marriage equality panel


April 21, 2012

2012 Distinguished Service Award, 6-9 p.m. at The Rutgers Club, contact to RSVP


April 24, 2012

Inquiry Circles in Action 


April 28, 2012

Rutgers Day 2012 


April 30, 2012

Regular Classes End


May 1-2, 2012

Reading Days


May 3-9, 2012

Spring Exams


May 13, 2012

Rutgers University Commencement