Study Examines City's changes in Immigration, Education

The Hazleton One Community center was part of research that was presented at a conference in Chicago.

Megan Hopkins, assistant professor of education at Penn State University’s main campus in State College, and Andrea Kolb, education coordinator at the community center, along with Bob Curry, founding president of Hazleton Integration Project (HIP), and Elaine Curry, HIP program director, presented the poster outlining the research.

The research examined the area’s dramatic increase in immigrant population and how educators adapted to the increase in multicultural students. Hopkins and Kolb chose to study Hazleton because it has had such great change in recent years........

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research 1From left are Elaine Maddon- Curry, Hazleton Integration Project (HIP) Program Director; Andrea Kolb, Education Coordinator at the Hazleton One Community Center; Megan Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State University's main campus; and Bob Cury, Founding President of HIP, with the poster outlining the research they presented

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