Indianapolis assistant principal latest IU School of Education alum to earn 'Oscar for Teaching'Representatives from the Milken Family Foundation surprised Indiana University School of Education alumna Candace Ewing on Thursday by presenting her with the 2012 Milken Educator Award, making her the 22nd graduate of the IU School of Education to earn the prestigious national honor.
SNAAP findings buck conventional wisdom: Arts graduates gauge success differentlyA new report by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research offers important new insights into the value of an arts school education -- countering prevailing views about salary levels and job prospects as the most important indicators of alumni satisfaction and career success.
Report: College completion rates higher in U.S. considering full scope of nontraditional pathwaysA new report issued by the Indiana University Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicates that when nontraditional student pathways are considered, many more U.S. students earn a college degree than is generally reported.
IU School of Education dean named to annual list of Hispanic Business InfluentialsHispanic Business has named Indiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo Gonzalez to its 2012 list of "Hispanic Business Influentials," which recognizes prominent U.S. Hispanics, nominated because of outstanding achievements in their respective professions.
Financial stress affects academics for college students, NSSE survey findsFindings released by the National Survey of Student Engagement illuminate how financial challenges affect college students. A majority of students surveyed worry about paying for college, and as many as one in three frequently opt not to purchase required academic materials due to cost.
School of Education study: Homework doesn’t improve course grades but could boost standardized test scoresA study led by an Indiana University School of Education faculty member finds little correlation between time spent on homework and better course grades for math and science students, but a positive relationship between homework time and performance on standardized tests.
IU School of Education dean part of Aspen Institute program on teacher preparationIndiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo Gonzalez is an invited participant in an Aspen Institute program Friday, Nov. 16, in Washington, D.C., focused on how institutions prepare new teachers. "The Missions and Roles of Teacher Preparation Programs" is a program of the Aspen Institute's Senior Congressional Education Staff Network. Gonzalez will be a part of the day's second session, focused on the mission of teacher preparation programs.
New teacher education students, scholarship recipients honoredThe Indiana University School of Education honored new students and some of its most outstanding students in two ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3. The weekend of events is an annual marking of some of the School’s newest and best students.
IU School of Education names latest class of Jacobs TeachersThe Indiana University School of Education has announced its latest class of Jacobs Teacher Educators from Indiana and across the country. The annual Jacobs Teacher Educator Award honors five teachers who use technology to support innovative, inquiry-based teaching and learning activities in their classrooms.
IU School of Education dean visits China to formalize university partnership, speak at conferenceIndiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo Gonzalez is in China this week to formalize a cooperative agreement with the College of Education at Zhejiang University and participate in an annual international education conference. Gonzalez signed an agreement of cooperation and friendship Nov. 1 with Zhejiang University, one of China's leading higher education institutions.
CEEP Policy Chat focuses on plans for Indianapolis Public SchoolsContrasting visions for Indianapolis Public Schools the focus for a CEEP Policy Chat.
Dean addresses trustees on School of Education quality and innovationsIn the second session of a two-part discussion about the future of K-12 education, the Indiana University trustees invited Dean Gerardo Gonzalez to speak about the IU School of Education and how it is preparing teachers for the developing needs of today’s learners. Gonzalez spoke during a public session of the trustees titled "Quality, Innovation and Impact: Preparing the Next Generation of Heroes for Our Nation's Schools" on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union on the IU Bloomington campus.
School of Education alumna finalist for nation’s highest math teaching honor
The six finalists from the state of Indiana for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for elementary teachers includes a graduate of the Indiana University School of Education. Margaret Strnat, a teacher at Cumberland Road Elementary, part of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, earned a master’s in elementary education at IU Bloomington in 2005. Strnat joins five other finalists for the PAEMST math and science teaching honor at a recognition luncheon hosted by the Indiana Department of Education on Monday, Oct. 15.
Dean Gonzalez presents to IU Board of TrusteesAt this week's meeting of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, the dean of the IU School of Education will participate in the second of a two-part discussion on the future of K-12 education in the state of Indiana.
Distinguished Alumni HonoredThe Indiana University School of Education honored three outstanding alumni who have, among them, had a great impact on issues of urban education, STEM education and international higher education programming during an awards dinner Friday, Oct. 5, at the Wright Education Building at IU Bloomington. The 36th annual IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor individuals who hold a degree from the school and have made a lasting impact through their work since leaving the school.
Affirmative action ruling could be far-reachingThe U.S. Supreme Court will revisit the heated topic of affirmative action in higher education when it hears oral arguments Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Fisher v. the University of Texas. A reversal of lower court rulings could be felt not just on college campuses but in school districts across the country, says Indiana University School of Education faculty member and school law expert Suzanne Eckes.
IU School of Education is the new home for international student teacher placement officeThe Indiana University School of Education has opened the new Indiana University Global Gateway for Teachers, an extension of the Cultural Immersion Projects that facilitates and coordinates student teacher placements overseas for U.S. higher education institutions. The Global Gateway for Teachers succeeds the Foundation for International Education, which was founded in 1978 by Ross Korsgaard, who had been a member of the education faculty at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Upon retiring, Korsgaard continued to serve U.S. colleges and universities, including Indiana University, by securing overseas school placements for student teachers, until declining health necessitated a change of leadership.
Hickey earns grant to study ‘digital badges’The MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative has granted $400,000 to an associate professor in the Indiana University School of Education's Learning Sciences program to study "digital badges," a Web-based token of accomplishment, success or completion used often in online education.
IU School of Education dean travels to Indonesia as part of higher education project
Indiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo González is spending this week in the Republic of Indonesia, where he will help kick off a seminar that is part of a United States and Indonesia higher education project.
Gonzalez will address the rectors of 25 universities at the opening seminar of the Higher Education Leadership and Management program in Jakarta. HELM is a $19 million U.S. Agency for International Development program intended to assist the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture to improve the quality of the country's higher education system.