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Lynches Invest in Philanthropy

Longtime University trustee and benefactor Peter S. Lynch '65 has gone from being the face of mutual fund investing to working quietly with his wife, Carolyn A. Lynch, to give away a good part of the fortune he amassed as a top fund manager.

Study Examines Parental, Administrative Support & Academic Success

A new report released by the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College is the first of its kind to examine cultural educational excellence—what parents, schools, and students are doing to improve success in reading, math, and science.

New Report Examines Best Practices for Effectively Using Data in Education

Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Boisi Professor Henry Braun examine the link between data-driven improvement and accountability in education in a recently released policy brief.

Study Shows Impact of Substandard Housing on Children

Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley co-published the six-year Three City Study, which has provided new insights into the harmful effects of substandard housing on families and children

The Psychology of Working

What's all in a day's work? More than we may think, according to Lynch School of Education Professor David Blustein, editor of the new book The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working (Oxford University Press).

Using Benchmarks, New Technology in Education

Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley discuss paths to educational excellence in recent posts in Education Week.

Valuing Migrant Families

When unauthorized parents are forced to make untenable choices, innocent U.S. citizen children are inadvertently harmed and entire communities live in fear and mistrust, write Lynch School of Education Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and Kalina Brabeck '00 (daughter of former Lynch School dean Mary Brabeck), an affiliated faculty member at the center.

Creative Recycling Meets Science Education

What happens to all that marijuana-growing equipment that gets confiscated by the DEA and state and local police? In the hands of an innovative professor, it becomes a tool for teaching science. Lynch School of Education Associate Professor G. Michael Barnett's hydroponics initiative introduces urban youth to agriculture and entrepreneurship.

New TIMSS & PIRLS Report Evaluates Global Measures for Student Success

A new report released by the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and IEA describes what effective schools are doing to ensure students’ academic success and what teachers are doing to ensure that schools are effective.

LSOE Professor Speaks at Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow

Scotland's education system will become better than its English counterpart if its fledgling school curriculum is implemented effectively, according to Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves.

LSOE Professor Urges Private Schools to Participate in NAEP

Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., professor in the Educational Leadership and Higher Education Department, spoke to private school leaders about the importance of fully participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at the ninth annual Private School Leadership Conference at the US Department of Education.

LSOE Professor Appointed to CAEP Research Committee

Professor and Chair of the Education, Research, Measurement and Evaluation Department Larry Ludlow has been appointed to the Research Committee for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Rwanda “University In A Box” Program Raises Questions

Monan University Professor Philip Altbach is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education questioning massive open online courses being implemented within the context of other countries.

APA Honors Lynch School Professor, Doctoral Program

On Thursday, August 1, 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) recognized the Lynch School of Education with two awards during its Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lynch School Professor Named Editor-in-Chief

Lynch School Professor Dennis L. Shirley has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational Change (Springer).