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In Memoriam: Carolyn A. Lynch

Carolyn Lynch, a proud Boston College parent, honorary degree recipient and generous University benefactor who, along with her husband Peter, was the namesake of the Carolyn A and Peter S. Lynch School of Education, has died of leukemia. She was 69.

Honoring Carolyn's Legacy

We are greatly saddened to learn of the loss of Carolyn Lynch, friend and benefactor to ​the Lynch School of Education​. We extend our condolences to Peter Lynch '65, H'95, and his family, and honor Carolyn's many ​contributions by striving for excellence in living out the mission of the school that bears her name. Read more about the Lynches impact on the Lynch School.

Challenging China's Curriculum

Some of China's children are now being taught in a style that's more typically American, focused less on memorization for grueling exams and more on thinking and reason, thanks to Professor Mike Barnett. His methods, already at use in 500 U.S. schools and now being introduced to the Chinese curriculum.

Pope Francis in the U.S.

Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill commented on why the pope chose to address Congress, after his most recent address during his visit to America.

Dealing With Stressors at Urban Schools

Kearns Chair Mary Walsh, founder of City Connects, writes that non-academic barriers to success require relieving the distressing events that burden urban students.

BC a Leader in Teach for America

With 19 alumni in the 2015 corps, BC is ranked 10th among colleges and universities having between 3-10 thousand undergraduates. The new cohort brings the Teach for America force to 50,000 in its 25th year.

New Leaders for BPS

Nearly one in five Boston public schools will be led by new principals this fall, among them Rochelle Valdez, who recently completed a training program at the Lynch Leadership Academy and will be principal of Mather Elementary School in Dorchester.

An Interfaith Journey

Lynch School senior Molly Boigon shared the experiencing of coming to embrace her Jewish faith while a student at BC in a piece for WGBH News, where she served as a production assistant.

City Connects Expands to New Sites

City Connects, a student support program based in the Lynch School under the direction of Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, will begin working with seven Catholic schools in Minnesota under a $1.9 million grant from the GHR Foundation.

Rankings and Olympics

Research Professor Philip Altbach, founding director of the Center for International Higher Education, and Associate Director Laura Rumbley examined parallels between sport and the grading of global institutions.

Developing an Educated Workforce

Boisi Chair Henry Braun was among a group of experts who discussed how developing a skilled and educated workforce can boost all levels of the economy.

Higher Ed Internationalization

Hans de Wit, new director of the Center for International Higher Education, spoke at a recent conference of the International Education Association of South Africa where he discussed aspects of the internationalization of teaching and research.

Cycle of Vulnerability

Professor Lisa Goodman commented on the cycle of vulnerability seen in sexual assault among women who are homeless.

Daycare Doesn't Lead to Aggression

Professor Eric Dearing found that daycare doesn't lead to aggressive behavior in toddlers in a new study conducted with colleagues from the Norwegian Center for Child Development, published last week in Psychological Science.

South Korea's New International Education Policy

Research professor Philip Altbach critiqued South Korea's new plan to hold specific courses for foreign students, arguing that international students should integrate with, not be isolated from, domestic students.

Professor adds hands-on lessons to Chinese schools

In what is believed to be one of the first partnerships of its kind between an American university and the Chinese K-12 educational system, Professor Mike Barnett is working to help inject more creativity into Chinese curriculums.

Future of Work in America

Professor David Blustein discussed work in the future, the health and psychological implications of job displacements, and technological advances and other factors that have and will continue to impact the U.S. economy and the job market as a guest on Southern California public radio.

Nationalization of Internationalization

Incoming Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit and former director Research Professor Philip Altbach, say that associations like NAFSA and the European Association for International Education need to not let themselves be driven too far in the direction of an education industry.

Women Walk for Peace in Korea

Professor M. Brinton Lykes was among an international group of women who made a rare crossing of the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea in late May, an effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

Best, Worst Cities for Families

Professor Rebekah Levine Coley discusses the importance of location to the health of poor and middle class families, in conjunction with a new "best and worst cities for families" survey.

Maureen Kenny to Step Down as Dean of LSOE

Dean Maureen Kenny, who has led the Lynch School as interim dean and then dean since 2011, has announced her plans to step down after four years of successful leadership.

New Professional Enhancement Programs at LSOE

The Lynch School is now offering new certificate & specialization programs that can be completed as part of a master's program or as an individual certificate.

Marks of Distinction

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves recently was named among "Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn," a list curated by leading education site Noodle.

Dean Kenny Ranked in Top 10 Most Influential Education Deans

Dean Maureen Kenny is among the nation's most influential deans in the field, ranking at No. 8 in a survey by test preparation service provider Mometrix.

Modifying Standardized Testing

In an op-ed for Education Week on ways in which the U.S. could modify its approach to standardized testing, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia cited research of Finland's education success story conducted by Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley.

Alumna's Research Highlights Links Between Family Stress and Obesity

A new study published by Daphne Hernandez, Ph.D. '05, suggests family-related factors also play a role in children's risk of obesity.

LSOE and MassBay Profs Want to iCREAT Jobs

Faculty from the Lynch School and MassBay Community College will launch iCREAT, a school-to-career initiative focused on the need for “middle skill” workers in the tech sector, with a three-year, $891,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Professor to Aid China Ed Reform

Associate Professor Michael Barnett will soon embark on a history-making trip to China, where he will introduce new instructional methods to the country's high school teachers.

Hargreaves Receives 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Thomas More Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Education on April 15.

Leaders in Educational Thought

Professor Dennis Shirley was recently featured in a video series entitled "Leaders in Educational Thought: Ways of Change," produced by the Ontario Ministry of Education's Student Achievement Division.