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As the memorial grows for Robin Williams in the Boston Public Garden, site of a scene from "Good Will Hunting," Lynch School Associate Professor Usha Tummala-Narra discussed aspects of depression, such as its frequent connection to drug dependency, in an interview with WCVB TV News.
Associate Professor Karen Arnold discussed her research that tracked valedictorians after their graduation as part of a piece on what high school grades can predict about later college and financial success.
Lynch School of Education professors Mike Barnett and David Blustein have been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Office of the Provost as part of a new internal grant initiative designed to spur research across the University.
Philip Altbach, research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education, writes in University World News that universities are engaged in a global arms race of publication.
The Lynch School will launch a program in September to certify bilingual education teachers who work in schools offering dual-language immersion classes where English- and Spanish-speaking students develop fluency in both languages across their academic subjects.
A new report about the City Connects intervention demonstrates that addressing the out-of-school needs of students living in poverty has a significant and lasting impact on academic achievement.
Professor Dennis Shirley co-authored an op-ed saying Australia doesn't need to import education reform ideas from the U.S. or elsewhere--its own Gonski reforms would remove the inequality which is holding its schools back.
Caitlin McPherran Lombardi, Ph.D. '13, was the lead author of a study conducted with Professor Rebekah Levine Coley that found kindergartners from lower-income families who were babies when their mothers went to work outside the home fare as well as or even better than children who had stay-at-home moms.
Professor David Blustein discussed the psychological impact of long-term unemployment at a congressional briefing on Discrimination Against the Unemployed on June 9, 2014.
In an interview with NBC "Today," Assistant Professor Usha Tummala-Narra says families of a perpetrator--such as Jared Padgett, the teen who shot and killed a schoolmate and wounded a teacher in Oregon last week before killing himself--have a more complex grieving process since they may lack a community of support.
Associate Professor G. Michael Barnett’s Air Quality Egg provides the public with pertinent data on air quality in their communities.
Research Professor Dr. Irwin Blumer was presented the third annual Gardner Champion Award by the Gardner Pilot Academy on May 22, 2014.
Sriya Bhattachryya, a doctoral student in the Lynch School’s Counseling Developmental Psychology program, was invited to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2014.
Visiting Associate Professor Martin Scanlan and Assistant Professor Rebecca Lowenhaupt write that opportunity gaps must be eliminated in order to close achievement gaps in an article for the Boston Globe.
Assistant Professor Vincent Cho was elected as the Collaborative Learning Chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Organizational Theory Special Interest Group.
Associate Professor Karen Arnold was interviewed by NECN about the new changes that are in store for the SAT.
Staff and students from the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education will be presenting at the National Catholic Educational Association's Annual Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh from April 22-24.
More than 60 professors, researchers and graduate students discussed their most recent research and issues confronting their field at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia.
Philip Altbach, research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education, writes that the potential grievances that may mobilize students into movements for social change are very different depending on which part of the world is being considered.
Professor Dennis Shirley writes that teachers working to eradicate poverty should be supported by efforts that recognize their roles and encourage the development of outstanding educators.
A number of faculty, staff, and students from the Lynch School of Education presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. from April 3-7.
Twenty years after the fall of apartheid in South Africa, resolving the devastating disparities that plague the country’s educational system remains a daunting task, two faculty members from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University told a Lynch School of Education audience.
In response to a recent report on education in Massachusetts, Lynch School Professors Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley, along with Harvard Graduate School of Education Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg, write in a Boston Globe editorial that the state's school system must search for improvement, but an overhaul is the wrong diagnosis.
Assistant Professor Paul Poteat, Associate Professor Laura O'Dwyer, and Ethan Mereish, Ph.D. '14, received the Outstanding Research Award by Division E of AERA for a paper they co-published in 2012.
Associate Professor Lauri Johnson has received the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar Award - University of Nottingham and will spend the year researching the life histories of Black headteachers throughout England and the intersection of their professional and social identities.
Professor Dennis Shirley – whose research has placed him at the forefront of the educational “mindfulness” movement – thinks that teachers who can retreat from the schoolhouse cacophony to reflect on their experiences and those of their peers can energize and improve their teaching.
Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith recently presented two keynote addresses at conferences in St. Louis and Curitiba, Brazil.
Assistant Professor David Miele has been named to the first Sesquicentennial Challenge chair, an endowed assistant professorship created as part of a new initiative to support junior faculty research and early-career development.
Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for the monograph Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (Teachers College Press).
The Emmaus Series, an initiative of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, works to strengthen the management skills and professional network principals need to build exceptional Catholic schools.