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SAT Changes Will Make the Test Similar to ACT

Associate Professor Karen Arnold was interviewed by NECN about the new changes that are in store for the SAT.

Roche Center Staff and Students Presenting at NCEA

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.

Lynch School faculty Unveil Latest Research at AERA Annual Meeting

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.

Student Activism Worldwide

Philip Altbach, research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education, writes that the potential grievances that may mobilize students into movements for social change are very different depending on which part of the world is being considered.

Support for Teachers Fighting Poverty

Professor Dennis Shirley writes that teachers working to eradicate poverty should be supported by efforts that recognize their roles and encourage the development of outstanding educators.

Lynch School Representatives Present at AERA 2014 Annual Meeting

A number of faculty, staff, and students from the Lynch School of Education presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. from April 3-7.

South African Educators Discuss Community-based Education Reform at Nelson Chair Colloquium

Twenty years after the fall of apartheid in South Africa, resolving the devastating disparities that plague  the country’s educational system remains a daunting task, two faculty members from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University told a Lynch School of Education audience.

Overhaul of Schools is Wrong Diagnosis

In response to a recent report on education in Massachusetts, Lynch School Professors Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley, along with Harvard Graduate School of Education Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg, write in a Boston Globe editorial that the state's school system must search for improvement, but an overhaul is the wrong diagnosis.

Faculty and Student Receive AERA Oustanding Research Award

Assistant Professor Paul Poteat, Associate Professor Laura O'Dwyer, and Ethan Mereish, Ph.D. '14, received the Outstanding Research Award by Division E of AERA for a paper they co-published in 2012.

Associate Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Associate Professor Lauri Johnson has received the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar Award - University of Nottingham and will spend the year researching the life histories of Black headteachers throughout England and the intersection of their professional and social identities.

Professor Extols 'Mindful Teaching'

Professor Dennis Shirley – whose research has placed him at the forefront of the educational “mindfulness” movement – thinks that teachers who can retreat from the schoolhouse cacophony to reflect on their experiences and those of their peers can energize and improve their teaching.

Cochran-Smith Delivers Invited Talks about Teacher Education

Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith recently presented two keynote addresses at conferences in St. Louis and Curitiba, Brazil.

BC's First Sesqui Challenge Professor Named

Assistant Professor David Miele has been named to the first Sesquicentennial Challenge chair, an endowed assistant professorship created as part of a new initiative to support junior faculty research and early-career development.

Andy Hargreaves Receives Outstanding Book Award

Thomas More Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for the monograph Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (Teachers College Press).

Roche Center Offers Professional Development for Catholic Schools

The Emmaus Series, an initiative of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, works to strengthen the management skills and professional network principals need to build exceptional Catholic schools.

City Connects Awarded Barr Foundation Grant

City Connects has been $1.4 million over three years from the Barr Foundation to continue implementing optimized student support in Boston Public Schools.

Human Rights and Accountability

Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, criticizes the APA's decision not to pursue disciplinary action against a member who used methods described as torture while serving as an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay in an interview with BBC Newshour. (interview begins at 39:18).

A Conversation with the Dean

The Dean of the Lynch School of Education, Maureen Kenny, talked about the school's mission, goals, and partnerships in the Boston College Chronicle.

Web Series Recognizes Professor for Research & Scholarship

Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith was recently featured on Inside the Academy, an online interview show sponsored by Arizona State University that recognizes the personal histories and professional accomplishments of America's most exemplary education scholars.

Professor Named Chair at Institute in Singapore

Professor Dennis Shirley has been named the CJ Koh Chair at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, effective this coming March, marking the third time a Lynch School faculty member has received the prestigious visiting lectureship.

LSOE Alumna Named Head of Monsterrat Coalition

Paula Dias, M.Ed. '09, has been named manager of the Montserrat Coalition, a mentoring and support program for high-financial need students.

Two Professors Ranked Among Most Influential Education Scholars

Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith are among the top 50 most influential education scholars according to the 2014 ranking by Education Week's "Rick Hess Straight Up," based on scholarship, books, media mentions, and digital "klout."

School Systems Shouldn't Exploit Idealism of Young Talent

The world's best school systems focus on teacher preparation and support and do not exploit the idealism of young talent to advance educational goals, writes Lynch School Professor Dennis Shirley in The Boston Globe.

Refining Teaching Methods

Stopping destructive policies already in use is at least as important as adopting promising ones from high-achieving nations, according to Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley.

Professor Receives Grant to Examine Moral Behavior Development

Professor Jacqueline Lerner has received a $1.9 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a three-year study focused on the moral development of children and teens.

Professor Invited to Participate in New Gates Foundation Initiative

Lynch School Professor and Chair of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education Department, Ana Martínez-Alemán, has been invited to participate in the Equity Working Group, part of a new initiative, General Education Maps and Markers, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Mandela Inspired Alumnus to Teach

Celestino Depina, M.Ed. '98, a Brighton High School history teacher and native of Cape Verde, was 16 years old when Nelson Mandela's visit to his high school in Roxbury inspired him to become a teacher.

LSOE Professor Comments on MOOCs, Massachusetts PISA Assessments

Lynch School of Education Research Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Philip Altbach, was recently featured in the Chronicle of Education and WBUR.

Classrooms Alive With Faith

Catholic K-12 students report less of a connection to their faith than other Christian learners. Roche Center for Catholic Education Associate Director Kristin Barstow Melley contends that Catholic educators can foster faith-building in any class, regardless of the subject.

Defining "Generation Wait"

Lynch School of Education Visiting Lecturer in Developmental Psychology Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy discussed 20-30 year-olds who are mired in debt and waiting to get a career break, in an interview on Fox 25 News.