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.
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.