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Dean Maureen E. Kenny

Dean's welcome

During the past year, the faculty of the Lynch School of Education and I have developed and articulated a strategic vision to guide our work and strengthen our singular mission. We seek to prepare forward-thinking, reflective professionals and leaders in education and applied psychology. And we support and disseminate rigorous, innovative, and collaborative research that advances social justice as it informs scholarship, policy, and practice. Read more »


An investment that adds up: Timely grant helps BC faculty support math education in high needs schools

Lynch School Associate Professor of Mathematics and Technology Education Lillie Albert and two Boston College math department colleagues have been awarded $1.6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to train, support, and help retain math teachers in Massachusetts’ public schools. Their project, “Exemplary Mathematics Educators for High-Needs Schools,” aims to create a community of mathematicians and educators who will bolster math curricula and improve the substance and quality of math teaching in urban schools. (Pictured: Solomon Friedberg, the James P. McIntyre Professor of Mathematics, and Lillie Albert) Read more »

Faculty members

Lynch School research with impact

Faculty members Mike Barnett, Rebekah Levine Coley, and Mary Walsh (pictured left to right) are pursuing research that exemplifies the Lynch School’s strategic vision and mission. Each of their efforts furthers academic and social development and enhances opportunities among young people and families, especially those living in poverty. Read more »

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matt Malone

Massachusetts Secretary of Education’s shares view on the future of education

“What actually makes a difference in the lives of young people—and in fact the only thing that ever has—is a caring, thoughtful, and highly skilled teacher who understands the call to serve,” Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matt Malone told a crowd of 400 faculty, students, alumni, and local teachers who gathered in the Yawkey Center on October 17. A double Eagle (M.Ed. ’95, Ph.D. ’02) and the former superintendent of schools in both Swampscott (2005–09) and Brockton (2009–13), Malone gave the keynote, “School Reform and the Future of Education in Massachusetts,” at the 14th annual Lynch School Symposium. Read more »

Faculty news

The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center released a first-of-its-kind report that examines the effects of home and school on fourth grade reading, mathematics, and science achievement.

Boisi Professor Henry Braun and Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves released a policy brief examining the link between data-driven improvement and accountability in education.

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Alumni notes

A CBS Evening News story featured Brighton High School history teacher Celestino Depina, M.Ed. ’98, who was inspired to become a teacher when Nelson Mandela visited his Roxbury, Massachusetts, high school.

Alyssa Hadley Dunn, M.Ed. ’05, assistant professor of education at Georgia State University, is the author of Teachers Without Borders? The Hidden Consequences of International Teachers in U.S. Schools (Teachers College Press).

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Upcoming events

"The Role of Global Networks in Educational Change"
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Social Justice for the World’s Children? Progress on the U.N. Millennium Development Goals"
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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