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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.