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New Professional Enhancement Programs at LSOE

The Lynch School is now offering new certificate & specialization programs that can be completed as part of a master's program or as an individual certificate.

Alumna's Research Highlights Links Between Family Stress and Obesity

A new study published by Daphne Hernandez, Ph.D. '05, suggests family-related factors also play a role in children's risk of obesity.

LSOE and MassBay Profs Want to iCREAT Jobs

Faculty from the Lynch School and MassBay Community College will launch iCREAT, a school-to-career initiative focused on the need for “middle skill” workers in the tech sector, with a three-year, $891,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Professor to Aid China Ed Reform

Associate Professor Michael Barnett will soon embark on a history-making trip to China, where he will introduce new instructional methods to the country's high school teachers.

Hargreaves Receives 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Thomas More Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Education on April 15.

Leaders in Educational Thought

Professor Dennis Shirley was recently featured in a video series entitled "Leaders in Educational Thought: Ways of Change," produced by the Ontario Ministry of Education's Student Achievement Division.

Teaching with Technology

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was selected for a Teaching with Technology award, given annually by the university's Center for Teaching Excellence. Hargreaves will be honored during the Center's Excellence in Teaching day on May 13.

Incoming CIHE Head Discusses Plans

Hans de Wit, incoming director of the Center for International Higher Education, discusses plans for the center, including exploration of the intersection of higher ed and Catholic identity in Latin America.

Tsarnaev Trial's Toll on Victims

Associate Professor Usha Tummala-Narra outlined several strategies for coping with emotions stemming from the Boston marathon bomber's trial, conviction and upcoming sentencing in a recent interview.

Professor Interviewed on Science Education Research

Associate Professor Katherine McNeill speaks with the National Science Teachers Association during their biweekly podcast on her research supporting teachers with explanation.

Professor Launches New Journal, Named Editor-in-Chief

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was named Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Professional Capital and Community, beginning publication in 2016.

Center for International Higher Education Welcomes New Director

Hans de Wit, a respected authority on global issues in higher education, has been named the director of the Center for International Higher Education at the Lynch School.

Professor Named Author of the Month

Visiting Associate Professor Martin Scanlan was named Author of the Month by publishing company Routledge for his book "Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools."

Lynch School Ranked as a Top School of Education

For the 15th year in a row, the Lynch School of Education has been ranked a top 25 Graduate School of Education by U.S. News and World Report.

Professor Elected to AERA Council

Professor Ana Martínez-Alemán was elected as the Division J (Postsecondary Education) Vice President of the American Educational Research Association Council for a three-year term beginning in 2016.

An Argument to Save PISA Tests

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves weighs in on whether or not the Program for International Student Assessment should be saved.

Academic Freedom at U.S. Colleges Abroad

Research Professor Philip Altbach comments on the nature of censorship and academic freedom at universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Coping with Grief after Malaysia 370

One year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Associate Professor Usha Tummala-Narra spoke with WBZ-AM News about how families of the victims can come to terms with their loss.

Lynch School Service Trip Carries Something Extra

Associate Professor Alec Peck led BC's annual service trip to Jamaica last week, funded in part by a BC alumnus and parent who wanted the group to make an even bigger impact.

Heeding a Papal Call to Action

Principals, teachers and students from nearly 30 Catholic schools throughout the Northeast joined BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education for a close look at how they can help fulfill Pope Francis' vision of faith in action.

PSAP Alumna Shapes BPS Curriculum

Kerry Dunne, Ed.D. '12 and the Boston Public School District's director of history and social studies, helped revise the district's history curriculum to include Boston's history of court-ordered school desegregation.

Taking the Lead in Family Engagement

Asscociate Professor Eric Dearing wrote on the importance of leadership in family engagement in honor of the President's Day holiday.

Alumni and Students Speak at Careers for Change

A panel of Lynch School alumni and students spoke about their non-traditional paths to Lynch and how their graduate degrees and experiences parlayed them to where they are now. 

Double Eagle Named Teacher of the Year

Natalie DiFusco-Funk, B.Ed. '03, M.Ed. '08, was named the 2015 Salem City Schools Division Teacher of the Year in Salem, Va., where she is currently a fifth-grade teacher.

Overcoming Barriers to Student Success

City Connects, based at the Lynch School's Center for Optimized Student Success, is already at work addressing the out-of-school factors that account for two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income students and their peers.

New Video Highlights Impact of Urban Catholic Teacher Corps

UCTC combines a commitment to social justice with faith-based learning while serving urban students in Boston Catholic schools.

Goodman's Mentoring Earns Award

A passion for empowering her graduate students to effect change earned Professor Lisa Goodman a 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, presented annually to faculty who have inspired students to work to benefit society.

The Future of India's Higher Ed

Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, discusses his report on India's higher education system's "state of extensive decay."

City Connects Continues Success in Ohio

A Springfield, Ohio school is seeing growth under direction from City Connects, a program based out of the Lynch School's Center for Optimized Student Support.

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

Lecturer Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy discusses the psychology behind four main areas of successful entrepreneurship in an interview with the Boston Business Journal.