Research Highlights

Changing the world through education research

There are a lot of great things going on here at the IU School of Education that I’m excited to share with you because I believe that “Education Changes Lives.” We remain committed to expanding our already impressive research initiatives, fighting for equity and justice for underrepresented populations, and training our students to be education leaders, both inside and outside of the classroom.

If training future educators is the backbone of our school, research is the heart. It informs every part of our mission. As the world of education rapidly changes, we relentlessly make sure our work keeps today’s teachers, and those who train them, ahead and ready to embrace these changes. Whether it’s by adapting artificial intelligence to enhance classroom instruction or expanding mental health services to schools in need, I am exceptionally proud of the work being done here.. I never doubt the world of education because I see the best of it every day at our school. These highlights are just a small sample of that amazing work.


Stacy Morrone

Dean, Indiana University Bloomington School of Education

AI Goes Rural enhances student and teacher experiences in rural Indiana

A week-long day camp over the summer taught middle-school students all about artificial intelligence—and helped IU School of Education faculty continue their mission to introduce AI in rural communities.

Two students work together during AI For Good Summer Camp
Science teacher with students

New project will advance science education for elementary and middle school students

A new grant will help IU School of Education researchers develop a suite of tools to support students as they construct and critique models in science education.

Group working on research projects

INsite and Luddy graduate students improve data analytics for school corporations

Three graduate students have been busy this summer working with INsite on projects tracking special education progress, discrepancy in the rate of school suspensions and expulsions, and helping teachers and administrators to view changes in student data across time.

Group of teachers meeting

Faculty awarded $1.5 million grant to help teachers learn from each other

Cindy Hmelo-Silver and Joshua Danish have been awarded a grant of $1.515 million from the National Science Foundation for the project Hearing Each Other's Voices: Community Models for Professional Learning for Teachers, STEM Coaches and Researchers.

Graduate program rankings

The IU School of Education has been recognized again as one of the best graduate schools in education across the country by U.S. News and World Report’s 2023-2024 “Best Graduate Schools.”


Grant to fund project to help expand mental health services in schools

The five-year $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a project to help recruit, train and retain school counselors to implement mental health services in schools.

Counselor with student
Students from River Camp visit Campus River as part of their daily lessons

River Camp helps students explore and learn about rivers and science

Drawing pictures of rivers, collecting muddy sentiment samples and learning about what scientists do: for a week in May, that was the work of 25 elementary students as they participated in River Camp on the IU campus.

Person waving pride flag

Study to explore how LGBTQ+ students thrive in postsecondary education

A new study hopes to find new ways for higher education and student affairs professionals to support LGBTQ+ college students while also shifting the narrative about their postsecondary education experiences.

Group of teenagers looking at their.phones

$1.3 million grant funds new program for middle schoolers' data literacy

The five-year $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a project to help recruit, train and retain school counselors to implement mental health services in schools.