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Learning "Uno y one equals dos"

The Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools launched by the Lynch School's Roche Center for Catholic Education & executive director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill has expanded to Dallas, Texas.

Deservingness in Migration

Associate Professor Leigh Patel writes on the deservingness in migration and other contingent citizenships within education and migration scholarship.

Mentoring in Math Education

An NSF-supported project led by Associate Professor Lillie Albert is preparing exemplary early career math teachers to work in high-need school districts in the Boston area by pairing them with master teachers.

Teacher-Powered Education

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves spoke at England's Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, where he discussed teachers coming together to create a movement of change in education.

Equity in Higher Education

Professor David Blustein, Associate Professor Karen Arnold, and alumnae Mandy Savitz-Romer, Ph.D. '04, and Elissa Chin Lu, Ph.D. '13, discuss equity in and access to higher education.

Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy

Associate Professor Usha Tummala-Narra released her latest book with the American Psychological Association, entitled "Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy."

Adopting Dual-Language Programs in Catholic Schools

Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, executive director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, discussed the center's Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools and its impact on the church.

National Policies in Higher Ed

Visiting Lecturer Laura Rumbley, associate director of the Center for International Higher Education, discusses five categories of national policies in place to internationalize higher education.

A Look Ahead

Professor Hans de Wit, director of the Center for International Higher Education, comments on what issue will drive the conversations surrounding international higher education in 2016.

Influencers in Education

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was ranked #10 on the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence list, compiled by Education Week. Cawthorne Chair Marilyn Cochran-Smith was also ranked in the top 100.

Changes in Massachusetts Education

Assistant Professor Rebecca Lowenhaupt comments on how the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, will affect public education in Massachusetts.

Democracy and Educational Policy

Associate Professor Leigh Patel writes a theoretical analysis on democracy's place within educational policy.

Professor Appointed to Honorary Position

Research Professor Philip Altbach has been appointed to the position of Honorary Professor at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Alumni join Lynch School's graduate admissions office

Two Boston College alumni joined the Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services office this fall: Jamie Grenon ’02 was named associate dean of graduate admission and financial aid and Jessica Rivers ’12 is associate director of graduate admission.

Professor Named Editor-In-Chief

Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, has been named co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Transitional Justice, effective January 1.

The Future of International Higher Ed

Professor Hans de Wit, director of the Center for International Higher Education, redefines the meaning of internationalization in his recent study findings.

City Connects Breaks Through in Boston

City Connects, based out of the Lynch School, has social workers planted in urban schools across the state, including in the Boston Public School District, to meet basic needs so students can focus on learning.

Alumnus Named Head of School

Brendan Largay, M.Ed. '09, was named the head of school at Belmont (Mass.) Day School, beginning July 1. He currently serves as head of the middle school at the Meadowbrook School of Weston.

Professor Attends White House Summit on 'Next-Gen' High Schools

Professor Michael Barnett attended the first White House Summit on Next-Generation High Schools on Tuesday, November 10, the day after he and other leading science education researchers met at a National Science Foundation forum to discuss advances in secondary science and math education.

Focus on Immigrants

Professor M. Brinton Lykes co-edited The New Deportations Delirium: Interdisciplinary Responses with Law School Professor and Carney Distinguished Scholar Dan Kanstroom. The two scholars both serve as associate directors of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

Collaboration with Watertown Schools

Assistant Professor Rebecca Lowenhaupt will lead an initiative in collaboration with Watertown Public Schools in an effort to encourage more participation among families in programs and events at their children's schools.

Top and Bottom of Change

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves discussed how large-scale reform efforts in England and Ontario, Canada serve as examples of how a leading from the middle approach can be effective and superior to other approaches.

Seeding the Future

Professor Mike Barnett heads to the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools to present STEM research produced by nine Lynch School investigators. The Summit is based on an initiative to create more schools that incorporate key elements of redesign including a focus on expanding STEM opportunities.

Alumnus Appointed as Ireland's First Chair of Assessment

Michael O'Leary, Ph.D. '99, was appointed as Prometric Chair in Assessment at Dublin City University, the first position of its kind in Ireland. He will also take on the role of Director of the Research Centre for Assessment in Education, which will be part of DCU's Institute of Education.

Learning from a Diverse, New Germany

Professor Dennis Shirley writes that when the United States picks exemplars, diversity of student population should be among the characteristics of the model countries.

Alumna Improves City School, Receives Award

Current doctoral student Lindsa McIntyre, M.Ed. '96, LLA '13, won the “School On the Move” award on behalf of Jeremiah E. Burke High School from nonprofit EdVestors. The award recognizes the city of Boston’s most improved school and includes a $100,000 prize.

CIHE Releases Global Higher Education Research

The Center for International Higher Education, in collaboration with the American Council on Education, released new research that takes an in-depth look at internationalization-related federal policies in the U.S., and includes recommendations to improve their effectiveness.

Alumnus' Math Project Adds Up

Adrian Mims, Ed.D. '10, created the Calculus Project in 2009, which aims to better equip African-American, Latino, and low-income students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at high-level math and beyond. Started in Brookline, the project has since expanded to other schools in the region, as well as to Florida and New York.

Virginia Teacher of the Year

Natalie DiFusco-Funk '03, M.Ed. '08, has been named Virginia state Teacher of the Year. The fifth-grade teacher, who says she has her "her dream job," will now be the state's nominee for National Teacher of the Year honors.