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Professor adds hands-on lessons to Chinese schools

In what is believed to be one of the first partnerships of its kind between an American university and the Chinese K-12 educational system, Professor Mike Barnett is working to help inject more creativity into Chinese curriculums.

Future of Work in America

Professor David Blustein discussed work in the future, the health and psychological implications of job displacements, and technological advances and other factors that have and will continue to impact the U.S. economy and the job market as a guest on Southern California public radio.

Nationalization of Internationalization

Incoming Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit and former director Research Professor Philip Altbach, say that associations like NAFSA and the European Association for International Education need to not let themselves be driven too far in the direction of an education industry.

Women Walk for Peace in Korea

Professor M. Brinton Lykes was among an international group of women who made a rare crossing of the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea in late May, an effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

Best, Worst Cities for Families

Professor Rebekah Levine Coley discusses the importance of location to the health of poor and middle class families, in conjunction with a new "best and worst cities for families" survey.

Maureen Kenny to Step Down as Dean of LSOE

Dean Maureen Kenny, who has led the Lynch School as interim dean and then dean since 2011, has announced her plans to step down after four years of successful leadership.

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.

Marks of Distinction

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves recently was named among "Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn," a list curated by leading education site Noodle.

Dean Kenny Ranked in Top 10 Most Influential Education Deans

Dean Maureen Kenny is among the nation's most influential deans in the field, ranking at No. 8 in a survey by test preparation service provider Mometrix.

Modifying Standardized Testing

In an op-ed for Education Week on ways in which the U.S. could modify its approach to standardized testing, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia cited research of Finland's education success story conducted by Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley.

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.