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Professor Co-Authors Report on Parenting Matters

Professor Eric Dearing co-authored "Parenting Matters," which focuses on supporting parents of young children. The report calls on health services and education agencies to make parenting a prioirty by developing a national framework to increase access to support systems for parents. 

Andy Hargreaves: Adviser on New International Education Panel for Scotland

Professor Andy Hargreaves, Lynch School’s Thomas More Brennan Chair, will serve on Scotland’s new International Council of Education Advisers. The Council will advise on the government’s priorities for education and develop action plans, which will be influenced by international best practice.

Roche Center Helps Catholic Schools Adopt a Dual-Language Curriculum

Four years ago, the Roche Center for Catholic Education helped pioneer the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS), which includes a dual-language curriculum for Catholic elementary schools within the United States. Now, the schools involved with TWIN-CS have experienced an increase in enrollment and community support. 

City Connects Receives Grant to Fund Programming and Research

City Connects received a $300,000 grant from New Profit, Inc., a venture philanthropy organization, to expand the impact of the initiative's “whole child” support services and to increase the reach of its research and best practices. 

Professor Launches Global Initiative to Educate Displaced Children

Professor Dennis Shirley works with the Jesuit Refugee Services to launch the Global Education Initiative, which aims to raise $35 million in support of a curriculum that can work across cultures and languages, and for the training to prepare the citizen-teachers required to lead classes.

Professor David Blustein Receives Award for Leadership in Psychology

David Blustein received the 2016 Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) Award for Distinguished Leadership in Psychology. Blustein’s outstanding achievements through his practice and research have made longstanding contributions to the understanding of socioeconomic status. 

Understanding the Higher Education Landscape

Responding to the explosive growth in the internationalization of colleges and universities around the world, the Center for International Higher Education hosted summer workshops for delegations of administrators from universities in Russia, Mexico, and Asia.

Principal Eugenia McGowan Receives Honorary Degree

Eugenia (Gena) McGowan received an honorary degree from Boston College at the 2016 Commencement. Gena is honored for her groundbreaking work in transforming St. Matthew Catholic School through dual-language immersion. Her school participates in the Roche Center’s TWIN-CS program

Lynch School Celebrates Class of 2016 at 140th Commencement

For the Class of 2016, Commencement marked the culmination of years of study and focus, and celebrated the beginning of promising futures. On Monday, May 23, thousands of family and friends gathered at Boston College's campus to celebrate graduates who fulfilled their degree requirements. 

Introducing the Newly Appointed Lynch School Dean

Boston College has named Stanton Wortham, the Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor and former associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as the inaugural Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean of the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education.

STEM Index Draws on TIMSS Data

In 2016, the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index recorded a slight rise in hiring, education and general interest in technology and engineering over last year, while math education and general interest in science declined. The STEM Index draws on global data from Boston College’s TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. 

Senior Spotlight: Ryan Lee '16

As Commencement nears, applied psychology and human development major Ryan Lee '16 reflects on the educational technology skills he learned both in and outside of the classroom. During his time at the Lynch School, Lee was president of Students for Education Reform; campus coordintator for Teach for America, and co-founder of the educational technology start-up TradeRoutes. 

 

Lynch Academy Marks Five Years

A joint initiative of the Lynch School of Education and the Carroll School of Management, the Lynch Leadership Academy has in its first five years served more than 150 principals and aspiring principals. The academy was established through a $20 million gift from the Lynch Foundation, created by Trustee Peter S. Lynch '65, H'95, P'01, and his wife, Carolyn A. Lynch H'09, P'01, who passed away last year.

Helping Guatemalans Find Missing Family

Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director for the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, is leading the Migration and Human Rights Project in helping residents of Zacualpa, Quiché, Guatemala to locate family members who have migrated to the U.S. The project is a collaboration among local Zacualpans, Guatemala-based researchers and religious, and Boston College-based students, faculty, and legal staff.

Ever To Excel

Visiting Lecturer Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy was named the Boston College Faculty 'Ever to Excel' Reverend John R. Trzaska, S.J. Award Winner for 2016, given to a faculty member who expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Boston College students by providing support and guidance outside of the classroom.

Rating the Ratings in Teacher Prep

A study led by Cawthorne Chair Marilyn Cochran-Smith finds leading systems used to evaluate teacher preparation programs lack evidence-based policies in their core designs. The findings were presented at the AERA annual meeting.

Honors at AERA

Professor María Estela Brisk was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 100th annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Professor Ana Martínez Alemán received the 2016 Outstanding Publication Award for Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education.

Latinos and Catholic Schools

Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, executive director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, commented on her new report, "Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church."

Inaugural Faculty Seminar Builds International Connections

Associate Professor Paul Poteat embarked on an inaugural faculty seminar to Turkey. He helped to further Boston College's tradition of building global connections. 

Professor Launches International Educational Policy Initiative

The Atlantic Rim Collaboratory, founded by Professor Andy Hargreaves, aims to study and improve educational systems throughout the world.

Research Day at Boston College: Big Data

Professor and TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center Director Ina Mullis presented at Boston College's Research Day. The theme was “Big Data.” 

Lynch School Ranked as a Top School of Education

For the 16th consecutive year, the Lynch School of Education has been ranked a top 25 graduate school of education by U.S. News and World Report.

Developments in Career Psychology and Multiculturalism

Professor David Blustein sat down with the Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning to discuss his research on developments in career psychology, inclusion, and multiculturalism.

Professor Featured in New Series on Ethnicity and Health

Nelson Chair Anderson J. Franklin is currently being featured in the American Psychological Association’s Ethnicity and Health in America Series, entitled “Invisibility in the African-American Community.” 

Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church

A study by the Roche Center for Catholic Education and the School of Theology and Ministry reveals complex challenges for school leaders and clergy. 

Educational Collaboration in Sweden

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves comments on Sweden's educational decline over the last decade and what improvements have been made in recent years.

Revised SAT Focuses on Real World

Boisi Chair Henry Braun discusses the new question types on the revised SAT, which rolls out its first round of testing this week.

Higher Education Internationalization

Professor Hans de Wit commented on how internationalization is growing in importance at all levels in a presentation at the Association of International Education Administrators this week in Montreal.

Three Threats to Teacher Quality

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves discusses England's broken model of education and why the free-school model isn't working.

China's Glass Ceiling

Research Professor Philip Altbach comments on the state of China's higher education system and its successes.