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Catholic School of Academic Excellence

Some 100 Catholic educators met at BC September 26–28 to consider models for improving the quality and sustainability of elementary and secondary Catholic education.

Dr. Philip Altbach Featured in Times Higher Education

Dr. Philip Altbach was featured in a Times Higher Education article discussing US' exceptional performance in this year's rankings of colleges and universities.

Gartside Praises Lynch School Collaboration

William Gartside, the new head of the St. Columbkille partnership school, credits BC with the school's growing success.

Lynch School to Host Catholic Education Conference

BC and Fordham University will bring together university leaders, educators, and professionals from the field of K-12 Catholic schools Sept. 26-28 for the Catholic Higher Education Collaboration conference.

LSOE Catholic Education Journal Available Online

Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, has launched an online, open-access version at

Busy Bodies, Happy Minds

Lynch School Professor David Blustein is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article that links employment to wellness. 

Lynch School Professor Named Routledge Author of the Month

Lynch School Professor Robert J. Starratt, Ed.D has been named the Routledge Education Author of the Month for September of 2010.

The Evolution Readiness Project

Lynch School Professor Laura O'Dwyer's Evolution Readiness Project has been featured on the National Science Foundation's website.  The project includes a blend of unique computer-based activities and adapted offline activities, such as experiments with "fast plants," which grow and germinate in a month.

Lynch School Writing Program Featured in New Video

Lynch School Professor Maria Brisk's new approach to teaching writing is featured in the latest video posted on the BC Chronicle YouTube Page.

Fellowship Prepares Leaders in Universal Design

The Lynch School of Education, in collaboration with the Center for Applied Special Technology, Inc., is preparing leaders for the emerging field of Universal Design for Learning to improve the provision of educational services to students with disabilities nationwide.

'E-Learning' Report Shows Online Professional Development Aids Teachers and Students

Through a series of large scale, randomized experiments researchers in the Department of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation at the Lynch School have found that online professional development may be a viable and cost effective means of improving teacher knowledge and ultimately student outcomes.

Competition's Impact On Higher Education

Lynch School Professor Philip G. Altbach's article on the impact of national and global ranking systems on higher education was featured in the "America's Best Colleges" issue of Forbes Magazine.

BC's Urban Catholic Teacher Corps Provides Critical Supply of Teachers to Catholic Schools

A Boston College Lynch School program that trains teachers to work in urban Catholic schools is winning the battle to bring the best and brightest candidates to classrooms in the Archdiocese of Boston – and beyond.

Expanding the Vision of Vocational Psychology

Dr. David Blustein of the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology department recently delivered a keynote address to an audience of over 300 people at the International Association of Applied Psychology in Melbourne, Australia.

$20-Million Gift from Carolyn and Peter Lynch Launches Leadership Academy at BC's Lynch School

A new leadership academy to jointly train and support new principals will be funded at the Lynch School of Education by a $20 million gift from Carolyn and Peter Lynch.