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The National Science Foundation has awarded a two-year $200,000 grant to Lynch School Associate Professor Michael Barnett. This grant will sponsor two projects to excite non-science majors to STEM fields using hydroponics and guerilla science by turning storefront windows into interactive touch screen displays.
The recipient of the Rev. Edward H. Finnegan, S.J. Award for the Class of 2013 is Lynch School student Claire Geruson. Winning the Rev. Edward Finnegan, SJ, Award is the ultimate honor for a Boston College senior, given annually to the senior who exemplifies the University's motto "Ever to Excel."
Four Lynch School of Education students were honored for their leadership at the 35th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Student Programs Office on April 29, 2013. The awardees are: Megan Cannavina '14, Erin Hall '13, Bridget Thomas '13, and Kimberly Rodriguez '13.
Lynch School Assistant Professor Paul V. Poteat, along with seven other faculty and researchers who are members of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities, have released a new report which includes 11 briefs on bullying and harassment: Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities.
Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in lowering the achievement of school pupils, according to a study by BC's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, directed by Lynch School of Education researchers Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin. It is a particular problem in more affluent countries; the study found the U.S. to have the highest number of sleep-deprived students, with 73% of 9 and 10-year-olds and 80% of 13 and 14-year-olds identified by their teachers as being adversely affected. More stories: BBC TV, PRI/The World, U.K. Daily Mail, Malta Independent
Lynch School Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves addressed the financial and educational impact of teacher absenteeism, and its relationship to job satisfaction or stress, in an interview with WBZ-TV News.
Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, executive director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, talks with Reuters about using innovation as a strategy to bring new students into Catholic schools.
The Neighborhood House Charter School, headed by Lynch Leadership Academy alumnus Sean Shirley-Davidson at the middle-school level, is mourning the loss of their beloved student Martin Richard, who died in the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. You can learn more about NHCS and what they are doing to help the victims by visiting their website.
Lynch School of Education doctoral graduate Matthew J. Welch has won the American Education Research Association (AERA) Districts in Research and Reform Special Interest Group Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Lynch School Associate Professor Karen Arnold discusses parental involvement in the college decision-making process in the recent Boston Globe article, “Getting into the right college has never been more competitive—for parents.”
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has selected two Lynch School of Education faculty members to be AERA Fellows. Monan University Professor Philip G. Altbach and Professor Larry Ludlow are among 23 scholars nationwide who were selected this year in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.
The Boston College Center for International Higher Education hosted a symposium, "At the Forefront of International Higher Education," on April 5, 2013 at Boston College. Leading experts on international and comparative higher education gathered from around the world to discuss current developments and possible future trends across the global higher education landscape.
A number of faculty and students from the Lynch School of Education presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA April 27-May 1.
“During this surreal week, we have seen horror, we have felt the fear, and we have lost our collective innocence. But, and this is so crucial and I cannot emphasize it enough, we have seen good shepherds in our midst.” Lynch School Professor Joseph O’Keefe, S.J. reflected on the surreality of the Boston Marathon bombing in his homily at St. Ignatius Church on Sunday, April 21.
Lynch School Faculty members and graduate students presented on a wide array of child development research at the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) in Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 2013.
Alumni, friends and even complete strangers have reached out to help Lynch School of Education graduate Patrick Downes '05 and his wife Jessica, a nurse at Mass. General Hospital, who were both seriously injured by the Boston Marathon blasts.
Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves discusses the importance of investing in teachers, sustainability, and the Global Fourth Way in an Education Week guest blog. Hargreaves will be a featured speaker at the April 12-13, 2013 National Forum on School Improvement, hosted by The HOPE Foundation, NEA, AFT, AASA, and others.
The Catholic Schools Foundation honored Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J., and the University’s extensive partnerships with Catholic schools at the foundation’s 23rd annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund gala on Wednesday, March 27.
Lynch School Assistant Research Professor Damian Bebell is quoted in Education Week about his work investigating the effects of 1-to-1 technology programs on teaching and learning and the importance of combining traditional indicators of success with the use of technology.
Lynch School Professor Dennis Shirley provides insights about Fourth Way improvements for teaching and assessment in Singapore school systems in a Singapore Today article.
Lynch School Professor Joseph O'Keefe, S.J. is quoted in an article on the appointment of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis I, the first Jesuit Pope.
Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, Executive Director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, was interviewed by Education Talk Radio about a new two-way immersion program that the Center will launch this fall in twelve Catholic schools across the United States.
Professor Maria Brisk has been working with schools in the Boston area for more than five years to develop and implement what she calls “genre-based writing;” a curriculum for the teaching of writing that teaches students to explore a subject, develop, and write about the topic using the appropriate writing genre.
Lynch School Assistant Professor Pratyusha Tummala-Narra was awarded the 2013 Johanna K. Tabin Book Proposal Prize from the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association for her book proposal “Psychoanalytic theory and culturally competent psychotherapy.”
Boston high school students enrolled in the Lynch School of Education's College Bound program are growing, harvesting and selling their own vegetables and herbs, and learning vital science and math skills, via an innovative hydroponic garden project led by Associate Professor Michael Barnett, Massachusetts' 2012 Professor of the Year.
Over 250 educators and guests attended a lecture by Thomas More Brennan Chair Andrew Hargreaves at Portland State University. The lecture focused on educational reform in America and how school leaders can create meaningful changes to improve student outcomes.
Lynch School Associate Professor Mariela Páez is a featured expert on "PBS KIDS!" She discusses three ways that teachers can improve their vocabulary instruction for English language learners.
Lynch School Associate Dean and Professor James R. Mahalik discusses his research surronding men, masculinity, and the health risk-factor differences between men and women.
Teacher retention in private special education schools is a tremendous challenge. The Boston College Campus School at the Lynch School of Education hosted a legislative meeting to discuss the need for increased funding to support special education, especially in terms of supporting the salaries of special needs educators.
Lynch School Professor Dennis Shirley and Thomas More Brennan Chair Andrew Hargreaves discuss their book The Global Fourth Way: The Quest for Educational Excellence in a Huffington Post blog. The Fourth Way is a new vision to bring about effective educational reform.