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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome From the Dean

Dear Friends,

In this edition of Colloquia, I would like to focus on the dedicated and accomplished Lynch School of Education faculty, who make us one of the top schools of education and psychology today. We have a dynamic team of senior faculty, renowned for their research as well as their classroom techniques, joined by junior faculty who have demonstrated their abilities in their own right. Read more »

Making a Difference in Boston Public Schools

A helping hand

Collaborative Fellows Making a Difference in the Community
A helping handWith nearly 60 community partnerships across the globe, Lynch School faculty are known for and committed to applying their research to make a difference in the lives of children. Students and faculty across the University work with school and community professionals in teams that engage in education, community outreach, scholarship, and service delivery. Read more »

Worldwide study

Center Releases Results of International Math and Science Study
In December 2008, Boston College researchers released the results of the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This study showed that 4th and 8th graders in Massachusetts outperformed their peers across the U.S. and ranked among the world’s elite nations in math and science achievement. Specifically, the results illustrated that Massachusetts 4th graders ranked 2nd worldwide in science achievement and 4th in mathematics in comparison to the other countries involved in the study. The state’s 8th graders ranked 3rd in the world in science and 6th in mathematics. Students from Asian countries led the rankings in math and science at both the 4th and 8th grade levels. Read more »

Faculty news

The 2nd Annual Endowed Chairs Colloquium Series comprised four panel discussions with the endowed chairs. The final presentation for the academic year was held on March 25, 2009.

The Lynch School welcomed three new faculty members for the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Alumni notes

Francesca B. Purcell graduated from the Lynch School’s higher education administration doctoral program in May 2004 and was named Associate Commissioner for Academic and P-16 Policy at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

Lisa Famularo graduated in 2007 with a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement and was recently appointed research director of the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy in Cambridge, Mass.

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