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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Expert on segregation to speak Thursday at IU

“Brown at 60,” a lecture series last fall at the IU Maurer School of Law, used legal and historical analysis to explore how America backed away from its commitment to school desegregation in the decades following the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Look for UCLA scholar Gary Orfield to tell the […]

IU panel argues for democratic education reform

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre A panel of educators and lawyers has called for an education system that treats all people with dignity and respect. Taking part in Wednesday’s public launch of The Harmony-Meier Institute of Democracy and Equity in Education, they touched on topics ranging from race in America to […]