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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.

Affluence and Adolescents

A study co-authored by Associate Professor Eric Dearing is highlighted in coverage of a recent shooting death, reportedly of a wealthy father by his son in a dispute over an allowance.

Higher Ed Lessons Abroad

Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, discussed the models of tuition-free higher education already in place abroad.

Influencers in Education

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves and Cawthorne Chair Marilyn Cochran-Smith have been ranked in the top 50 on the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence list by Education Week.

Global "Academic Inbreeding"

Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, and CIHE Associate Director Laura Rumbley found that "faculty inbreeding is common worldwide" in their new global study on "academic inbreeding."

Professor Receives Inspirational Teaching Award

Professor Lisa Goodman is the 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes educators who have inspired their former students to make significant contributions to society.

Professor Elected to International Board

Brennan Chair Andy Hargreaves was elected as President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) for a two-year term beginning in 2017. Dr. Hargreaves will serve as ICSEI’s President-Elect until the start of his term.

Tech and Higher Ed

Associate Professor Karen Arnold discussed the use and necessity of technology within higher education's classrooms, including whether or not online forums truly contribute to the learning experience.

Professor Receives APA Award

Professor Brinton Lykes was recently chosen as the recipient of the Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender from the American Psychological Association.

Alumna's Legacy Continues Through Foundation

Carly's Kids—a foundation established in memory of Carly Hughes '11 to continue her passion for education and helping others—donated $10,000 to Holy Family School in Natchez, Miss., where she traveled with the Lynch School on service trips.

Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Cawthorne Chair Marilyn Cochran-Smith received the Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award from the Literary Research Association for her contributions to the field that have had a significant impact on the field of literacy theory, research, and practice.

2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Thomas More Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves has been named a recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education from the University of Louisville for his research and writing about the development and support of effective teachers for all schools.

"States of Success" in N.E. Education

High-stakes testing, federal oversight, and services for English Language Learners were among the topics covered by three of New England's top education officials earlier this week at "States of Success," a forum the Lynch School hosted earlier this week.

City Connects Helps Students with Needs Outside of the Classroom

The program, which is housed at the Lynch School, is based on the idea that a child distracted by pain, fear, or deprivation can’t possibly do as well in school as a child without those challenges.

Future of Women-Only Universities

Professor Ana Martínez-Alemán and Kristen Renn, Ph.D. '98, comment on the rising popularity of all-female universities in the developing world.

NSF Features Lynch School Urban Science Ed

Associate Professor Michael Barnett discusses his urban science education foray into hydroponics with teens from BC's College Bound program, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Professor Delivers Lectures in Singapore

Professor Dennis Shirley delivered several lectures in Singapore earlier this year as part of his 2014 CJ Koh professorship, an appointment from the National Institute of Education.

Lynch School Ranks 5th for Alumni Salaries in Education

The Lynch School ranks fifth in the nation on a list of the top 10 colleges with the highest paid graduates in the field of education, based on salary data provided by PayScale.

Professor Discusses Child Immigration in Guatemala

Professor Brinton Lykes talks about what social and economic forces prompt children to leave their home in Guatemala, focusing on the psychological dimensions of unaccompanied child immigration.

Emerging Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Associate Professor Mike Barnett provided a perspective on a new app that solves mathematical problems and the use of such emerging technologies in the learning process.

Getting Real about Rankings in India

Research professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education, Philip Altbach, writes that creating a grading mechanism for Indian universities from scratch, particularly in a large, complex, and a disorganized system, is a massive challenge.