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A team led by Associate Professor Patrick Proctor has been awarded a three-year, $1.47 million grant from the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to develop a program to support Spanish-speaking students as they acquire linguistic awareness and other skills that can help them learn English.
Keating Chair Mary Walsh and colleagues published a 10-year study in the American Educational Research Journal, focusing on how addressing out-of-school factors in high-poverty schools produces dramatic improvement in student grades and long-term academic success.
Philip Altbach, research professor and director of the Center on International Higher Education, writes about the future of full-time tenure-track faculty positions at U.S. universities.
Professor David Blustein discussed the rising unemployment rates of workers holding advanced degrees.
Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves analyzes the benefits of gradually reforming schools based on Wales' educational improvement strategy.
Professor Dennis Shirley and Pak Tee Ng of Singapore's National Institute of Education discuss what East and West can learn from each other about educational leadership.
Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, explores the reasons behind the choices of post-graduate students from India to study abroad.
Doctoral student Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has been using social media for 13 years to help identify a wedding photo found near Ground Zero after 9/11. This year, her perseverance paid off.
Associate Professor Eric Dearing discusses alternative homework policies with Fox News Boston, after schools have started to join parents and students alike in a cry for less or different homework.
Research professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, writes about several trends of international students in higher education.
Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves' new book, Uplifting Leadership, was discussed by international leaders in educational research.
Thaly Germain, Executive Director of the Lynch Leadership Academy, has been named a 2014 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, a selective group of innovative leaders recognized for doing exceptional work in education.
As the memorial grows for Robin Williams in the Boston Public Garden, site of a scene from "Good Will Hunting," Lynch School Associate Professor Usha Tummala-Narra discussed aspects of depression, such as its frequent connection to drug dependency, in an interview with WCVB TV News.
Associate Professor Karen Arnold discussed her research that tracked valedictorians after their graduation as part of a piece on what high school grades can predict about later college and financial success.
Lynch School of Education professors Mike Barnett and David Blustein have been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Office of the Provost as part of a new internal grant initiative designed to spur research across the University.
Philip Altbach, research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education, writes in University World News that universities are engaged in a global arms race of publication.
The Lynch School will launch a program in September to certify bilingual education teachers who work in schools offering dual-language immersion classes where English- and Spanish-speaking students develop fluency in both languages across their academic subjects.
A new report about the City Connects intervention demonstrates that addressing the out-of-school needs of students living in poverty has a significant and lasting impact on academic achievement.
Professor Dennis Shirley co-authored an op-ed saying Australia doesn't need to import education reform ideas from the U.S. or elsewhere--its own Gonski reforms would remove the inequality which is holding its schools back.
Caitlin McPherran Lombardi, Ph.D. '13, was the lead author of a study conducted with Professor Rebekah Levine Coley that found kindergartners from lower-income families who were babies when their mothers went to work outside the home fare as well as or even better than children who had stay-at-home moms.
Professor David Blustein discussed the psychological impact of long-term unemployment at a congressional briefing on Discrimination Against the Unemployed on June 9, 2014.
In an interview with NBC "Today," Assistant Professor Usha Tummala-Narra says families of a perpetrator--such as Jared Padgett, the teen who shot and killed a schoolmate and wounded a teacher in Oregon last week before killing himself--have a more complex grieving process since they may lack a community of support.
Associate Professor G. Michael Barnett’s Air Quality Egg provides the public with pertinent data on air quality in their communities.
Research Professor Dr. Irwin Blumer was presented the third annual Gardner Champion Award by the Gardner Pilot Academy on May 22, 2014.
Sriya Bhattachryya, a doctoral student in the Lynch School’s Counseling Developmental Psychology program, was invited to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2014.
Visiting Associate Professor Martin Scanlan and Assistant Professor Rebecca Lowenhaupt write that opportunity gaps must be eliminated in order to close achievement gaps in an article for the Boston Globe.
Assistant Professor Vincent Cho was elected as the Collaborative Learning Chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Organizational Theory Special Interest Group.
Associate Professor Karen Arnold was interviewed by NECN about the new changes that are in store for the SAT.
Staff and students from the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education will be presenting at the National Catholic Educational Association's Annual Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh from April 22-24.
More than 60 professors, researchers and graduate students discussed their most recent research and issues confronting their field at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia.