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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.

Professor Launches New Journal, Named Editor-in-Chief

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was named Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Professional Capital and Community, beginning publication in 2016.

Professor Interviewed on Science Education Research

Associate Professor Katherine McNeill speaks with the National Science Teachers Association during their biweekly podcast on her research supporting teachers with explanation.

Center for International Higher Education Welcomes New Director

Hans de Wit, a respected authority on global issues in higher education, has been named the director of the Center for International Higher Education at the Lynch School.

Professor Named Author of the Month

Visiting Associate Professor Martin Scanlan was named Author of the Month by publishing company Routledge for his book "Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools."

Lynch School Ranked as a Top School of Education

For the 15th year in a row, the Lynch School of Education has been ranked a top 25 Graduate School of Education by U.S. News and World Report.

Professor Elected to AERA Council

Professor Ana Martínez-Alemán was elected as the Division J (Postsecondary Education) Vice President of the American Educational Research Association Council for a three-year term beginning in 2016.

An Argument to Save PISA Tests

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves weighs in on whether or not the Program for International Student Assessment should be saved.

Academic Freedom at U.S. Colleges Abroad

Research Professor Philip Altbach comments on the nature of censorship and academic freedom at universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Coping with Grief after Malaysia 370

One year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Associate Professor Usha Tummala-Narra spoke with WBZ-AM News about how families of the victims can come to terms with their loss.

Lynch School Service Trip Carries Something Extra

Associate Professor Alec Peck led BC's annual service trip to Jamaica last week, funded in part by a BC alumnus and parent who wanted the group to make an even bigger impact.

Heeding a Papal Call to Action

Principals, teachers and students from nearly 30 Catholic schools throughout the Northeast joined BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education for a close look at how they can help fulfill Pope Francis' vision of faith in action.

PSAP Alumna Shapes BPS Curriculum

Kerry Dunne, Ed.D. '12 and the Boston Public School District's director of history and social studies, helped revise the district's history curriculum to include Boston's history of court-ordered school desegregation.

Taking the Lead in Family Engagement

Asscociate Professor Eric Dearing wrote on the importance of leadership in family engagement in honor of the President's Day holiday.

Alumni and Students Speak at Careers for Change

A panel of Lynch School alumni and students spoke about their non-traditional paths to Lynch and how their graduate degrees and experiences parlayed them to where they are now. 

Double Eagle Named Teacher of the Year

Natalie DiFusco-Funk, B.Ed. '03, M.Ed. '08, was named the 2015 Salem City Schools Division Teacher of the Year in Salem, Va., where she is currently a fifth-grade teacher.

Overcoming Barriers to Student Success

City Connects, based at the Lynch School's Center for Optimized Student Success, is already at work addressing the out-of-school factors that account for two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income students and their peers.

New Video Highlights Impact of Urban Catholic Teacher Corps

UCTC combines a commitment to social justice with faith-based learning while serving urban students in Boston Catholic schools.

Goodman's Mentoring Earns Award

A passion for empowering her graduate students to effect change earned Professor Lisa Goodman a 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, presented annually to faculty who have inspired students to work to benefit society.

The Future of India's Higher Ed

Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, discusses his report on India's higher education system's "state of extensive decay."

City Connects Continues Success in Ohio

A Springfield, Ohio school is seeing growth under direction from City Connects, a program based out of the Lynch School's Center for Optimized Student Support.

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

Lecturer Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy discusses the psychology behind four main areas of successful entrepreneurship in an interview with the Boston Business Journal.

Affluence and Adolescents

A study co-authored by Associate Professor Eric Dearing is highlighted in coverage of a recent shooting death, reportedly of a wealthy father by his son in a dispute over an allowance.

Higher Ed Lessons Abroad

Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, discussed the models of tuition-free higher education already in place abroad.

Influencers in Education

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves and Cawthorne Chair Marilyn Cochran-Smith have been ranked in the top 50 on the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence list by Education Week.

Global "Academic Inbreeding"

Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, and CIHE Associate Director Laura Rumbley found that "faculty inbreeding is common worldwide" in their new global study on "academic inbreeding."

Professor Receives Inspirational Teaching Award

Professor Lisa Goodman is the 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes educators who have inspired their former students to make significant contributions to society.

Professor Elected to International Board

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was elected as President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) for a two-year term beginning in 2017. Dr. Hargreaves will serve as ICSEI’s President-Elect until the start of his term.

Tech and Higher Ed

Associate Professor Karen Arnold discussed the use and necessity of technology within higher education's classrooms, including whether or not online forums truly contribute to the learning experience.

Professor Receives APA Award

Professor Brinton Lykes was recently chosen as the recipient of the Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender from the American Psychological Association.