A rehearsal of the opera "Carmen" at Indiana University in 2006 (courtesy Indiana University).

SNAAP findings buck conventional wisdom: Arts graduates gauge success differently

A 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.
Dean Gonzalez speaking during the Worldwide Universities Network's annual "Ideas and Universities Conference" at Zhejiang University, which is in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Nov. 1.

IU School of Education dean part of Aspen Institute program on teacher preparation

Indiana 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.
Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education Ted Hall addressed the Call to Teach.

New teacher education students, scholarship recipients honored

The 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.
Jacobs Teacher Educator Award winners are, from left, Ross Cooper, Jody Duncan, Michelle Yoder, Michael Hernandez and Caroline Haebig. At right is Thomas Brush, the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology.

IU School of Education names latest class of Jacobs Teachers

The 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.
Photo of the Wendell W. Wright School of Education building

Dean addresses trustees on School of Education quality and innovations

In 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.
During last June's White House ceremony, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with IU School of Educaiton alumna Stacy McCormack, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington, D.C.

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 presents to trustees

Dean Gonzalez presents to IU Board of Trustees

At 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 Award winners

Distinguished Alumni Honored

The 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.
Photo of students in a classroom

Affirmative action ruling could be far-reaching

The 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.
Then-IU student Jordan Leeper leads a class in Kenya in 2007. Photo by Laura Stachowski, director of Cultural Immersion Projects in the IU School of Education.

IU School of Education is the new home for international student teacher placement office

The 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.
Daniel Hickey speaks to a class

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.
President McRobbie presents an honorary degree

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.

A mother and her children work on schoolwork in the kitchen

Homeschooling research finds a home

An Indiana University School of Education faculty member has brought together some of the world's top scholars of homeschooling to form a research organization and a companion website, providing the latest resources for those interested in academic scholarship on homeschooling. Associate professor Robert Kunzman announced the formation of the International Center for Home Education Research, which unveiled its new website www.ICHER.org this week.
Tissues on a table in a therapist's office

Grant will fund IU study on gratitude intervention’s effectiveness in psychotherapy

The Greater Good Science Center based at the University of California-Berkeley has granted nearly $200,000 to an Indiana University School of Education researcher and IU Psychological and Brain Sciences faculty member to study whether gratitude interventions might benefit psychotherapy clients. Joel Wong, associate professor of counseling psychology at the IU School of Education, and Joshua Brown, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, are the lead investigators on the study “The Use of a Gratitude Writing Intervention with Psychotherapy for Outpatient Clients.”