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“Without a strong and relentless focus on what we call ‘professional capital,’ U.S. policymakers will continue to miss lessons from other countries about how they produce teacher fulfillment and effectiveness, and to misread signs here at home,” Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education Andy Hargreaves and co-author Michael Fullan argue in their new book, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, published by Teachers College Press in March. Read more »  Hargreaves and co-author Michael Fullan also wrote a commentary on their new book in Education Week.

“It is time to put aside partisan politics and come together as a community to create a society in which dignified work is a human birthright,” Professor of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology David Blustein argued in a May 16 letter to the editor of The New York Times Sunday Review, commenting on an op-ed piece, “The Human Disaster of Unemployment,” by Dean Baker and Kevin Hassett. Read letter » Blustein was also quoted in an article, “Bringing Work Home,” in the April 2012 issue of Counseling Today.

Elida Laski and Laura O’Dwyer received Teaching with New Media (TWIN) Awards from Boston College Instructional Design and eTeaching Services. Laski and O’Dwyer were recognized for integrating web-based tools into classroom teaching. Laski uses www.MyVirtualChild.com, which allows students to virtually raise a child from birth to 18 and discuss the results of parenting decisions students made based on what they learned in the classroom. O’Dwyer employs a lecture capture system in her classes, allowing students to review course lectures outside of class. Read more »

The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives to the Board of Professional Affairs elected Anderson J. Franklin, the Honorable David S. Nelson Professional Chair, to a three-year term. Franklin is one of nine board members responsible for generating and reviewing standards, guidelines, recommendations, and actions of other association governing boards. Read more »

Assistant Professor Mandy Li was awarded the 2011 American Educational Research Association Division D Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award, the 2012 American Psychological Association Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award, and the 2012 Brenda Loyd Dissertation Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education for her dissertation in the field of educational measurement. Read more »

This spring, Lynch School faculty members Katherine McNeill and Patrick Proctor were promoted to associate professor with tenure. Read more »

Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, executive director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, co-authored the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary School, which was released by the National Center for Catholic School Effectiveness at Loyola University Chicago in March. Weitzel-O'Neill was part of an eight-member task force of Catholic educators from around the country who developed the standards. Read more »