Megan Fischer starts her second year of teaching through the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (U.C.T.C.) this fall. She is pursuing a master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction and teaches third grade at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester, Mass. Read the full article by America Magazine to hear about Fischer's experience in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
In the New York Times article, "To Teach a Child to Read, First Give Him Glasses," the author David L. Kirp discusses the impact of community schools. He mentions City Connects, which operates in 79 elementary schools mainly in the Northeast. As a best practice, this student support system connects students to a set of prevention, intervention and enrichment services.
The members of the Richmond 34, including A.J. Franklin, the David S. Nelson Professor of Psychology and Education, were honored at the unveiling of a historical marker in Richmond, Va. for their sit-in during the Civil Rights Movement. The subsequent arrests of 34 Virginia Union University students, which were later overturned, represented a significant victory.
Thursday, August 25
The Office of Graduate Student Life, the Office of the Provost, University Libraries, and the Graduate Student Association welcomes new graduate students to Boston College during the New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation program.
Friday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 31
(Programming depends on department)
Orientation at the Lynch School is a chance for graduate students to familiarize themselves with their respective departments as well as meet faculty, staff, and classmates. Each program has its own one-day orientation.
Monday, August 29
Fall classes at Boston College begin on Monday, August 29. See the Fall Semester 2016 academic calendar for a full list of upcoming events and important dates to remember. Please note that the last day to add or drop a course for undergraduate students is Wednesday, September 7.
Thursday, October 20
Stanton Wortham, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean of the Lynch School of Education, invites you to "Privilege and Critical Race Perspectives' Intersectional Contributions to a Systems Theory of Human Development" featuring Margaret Beale Spencer.