Series to examine public education

Students and faculty in the Program in Social Foundations of Education at IU’s School of Education were planning a spring 2017 symposium that would highlight their field and make the case for its relevance to teacher education. “And then the election happened,” said Caitlin Howlett, a doctoral student in philosophy of education. The election of […]

Education research center helps lead project on undergraduate research

The Center for Postsecondary Research in the Indiana University School of Education will help lead a five-year study aimed at strengthening undergraduate research and creating cohesive, research-based curricula for college-level biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. The project is funded with a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to the Council on Undergraduate Research, […]

Immigrant rights activist, scholar of segregation to speak at IU Bloomington

A nationally recognized immigrant rights leader and a scholar who specializes in studying racial segregation in education and housing will present public keynote lectures this week at a national public service conference for college students taking place at Indiana University Bloomington. The Oct. 20-23 conference, “Moving the World Forward: Exploring a Future in Public Service,” […]

Scholars to discuss race and education at IU Bloomington symposium

Four leading scholars of race and education will be at Indiana University Bloomington on Friday, Sept. 16, for a daylong symposium organized to engage graduate students, undergraduates and others in discussion of issues ranging from inequality in K-12 schools to affirmative action in college admissions. The symposium, in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial […]

Lecture explores importance of trauma-sensitive schools

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: What teachers don’t know could be hurting their students’ educational and social development, Michael Gregory said. Gregory, Harvard Law School professor, was the keynote speaker Thursday for the annual Martha McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute: The Future of Professional Ethics Conference. He addressed the issue of knowing where […]

Study ties ‘achievement gap’ to racial disparities in school discipline

Disparities in school discipline are estimated to account for about one-fifth of the “achievement gap” between white students and black students in U.S. schools, according to a recent study co-authored by an Indiana University Bloomington sociologist. The study, “The Punishment Gap: School Suspension and Racial Disparities in Achievement,” was published in the journal Social Problems. […]

Panel to address rising cost of college

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Both college tuition and the necessity of a college degree in the job market are on the rise. Grants and scholarships often ease the sticker shock, but navigating federal, state, university and external aid channels is difficult. In turn, students take out loans and graduate with significant debt. […]

National Teacher of the Year focuses on hope and inspiration

Ignore the naysayers, follow your passion and don’t let fear slow you down, 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples told an audience of aspiring educators at IU Bloomington today. “Any time someone tries to tell you you’re just a teacher – or just an education major – I want you to think about […]

Sonneborn lecture: Range of causes, ‘no easy solutions’ on college costs

Don Hossler wrapped up his Indiana University Sonneborn Lecture on the rising cost of a college education with a paraphrase of the classic quote from a 1970 Pogo comic strip: “We have met the enemy and they are us.” At least, he argued, university faculty and administrators should recognize that they are responsible for establishing […]

Expert on African-American education to give public talk in Bloomington

The IU School of Education is partnering with the Monroe County Community School Corp. in Bloomington to sponsor a free public talk tonight by Tyrone Howard, professor of education and director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Howard will speak on “Awakening the Genius in the African-American Child” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. […]