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Teaching as a Team Sport

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves comments on the state of teaching, noting that schools must be vibrant places where not just students, but teachers are constantly learning with the support of peers.

Extremes of Scientific Credit

Nationalistic medal chasing and an explosion in the number of journal article coauthors illustrate two sides of the same coin: systems of scientific credit have run amok, writes Research Professor Philip Altbach.

Professor Elected to NAE Board of Directors

Cawthorne Chair Marilyn Cochran-Smith was appointed to the National Academy of Education's board of directors. She will serve a four-year term.

Game-Based Learning

Professor Mike Barnett comments on the evolution of game-based learning and gamification in schools used as an approach to motivation.

In Memoriam: Carolyn A. Lynch

Carolyn Lynch, a proud Boston College parent, honorary degree recipient and generous University benefactor who, along with her husband Peter, was the namesake of the Carolyn A and Peter S. Lynch School of Education, has died of leukemia. She was 69.

Sowing Seeds of Success

Teens are putting science and math to work to become hydroponic farmers and successful green entrepreneurs through a program led by Professor Mike Barnett. The Urban Hydrofarmers Project is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Honoring Carolyn's Legacy

We are greatly saddened to learn of the loss of Carolyn Lynch, friend and benefactor to ​the Lynch School of Education​. We extend our condolences to Peter Lynch '65, H'95, and his family, and honor Carolyn's many ​contributions by striving for excellence in living out the mission of the school that bears her name. Read more about the Lynches impact on the Lynch School.

Challenging China's Curriculum

Some of China's children are now being taught in a style that's more typically American, focused less on memorization for grueling exams and more on thinking and reason, thanks to Professor Mike Barnett. His methods, already at use in 500 U.S. schools and now being introduced to the Chinese curriculum.

Pope Francis in the U.S.

Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill commented on why the pope chose to address Congress, after his most recent address during his visit to America.

Dealing With Stressors at Urban Schools

Kearns Chair Mary Walsh, founder of City Connects, writes that non-academic barriers to success require relieving the distressing events that burden urban students.

BC a Leader in Teach for America

With 19 alumni in the 2015 corps, BC is ranked 10th among colleges and universities having between 3-10 thousand undergraduates. The new cohort brings the Teach for America force to 50,000 in its 25th year.

New Leaders for BPS

Nearly one in five Boston public schools will be led by new principals this fall, among them Rochelle Valdez, who recently completed a training program at the Lynch Leadership Academy and will be principal of Mather Elementary School in Dorchester.

An Interfaith Journey

Lynch School senior Molly Boigon shared the experiencing of coming to embrace her Jewish faith while a student at BC in a piece for WGBH News, where she served as a production assistant.

City Connects Expands to New Sites

City Connects, a student support program based in the Lynch School under the direction of Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, will begin working with seven Catholic schools in Minnesota under a $1.9 million grant from the GHR Foundation.

Rankings and Olympics

Research Professor Philip Altbach, founding director of the Center for International Higher Education, and Associate Director Laura Rumbley examined parallels between sport and the grading of global institutions.