Book by IU School of Education professor promotes 'paradigm change' in schoolsAn award-winning book by an emeritus Indiana University School of Education faculty member challenges the U.S. educational system to restructure schools.
IU expert: U.S. students' PISA results cause for concern, but take care in drawing conclusionsThe mediocre scores posted by U.S. students on the latest Programme for International Student Assessment shouldn't be surprising, says David Rutkowski, assistant professor of educational policy at the IU School of Education and an expert on student assessment.
Report: Student veterans study harder but are less engaged in campus lifeAccording to a new report from the American Council on Education in collaboration with the National Survey of Student Engagement, student veterans/service members are more likely to be the first in their family to attend college, are older and are more selective about their campus life and academic activities.
Updated NSSE survey features new indicators of student engagementFindings released today (Nov. 14) by the National Survey of Student Engagement provide a nuanced view of students’ engagement in effective educational practices.
IU School of Education honors top tech teachers with latest Jacobs Educator AwardsThe Indiana University School of Education has announced its latest class of Jacobs Teacher Educators. The annual Jacobs Teacher Educator Award honors teachers from Indiana and across the country who use technology to support innovative, inquiry-based teaching and learning activities in their classrooms.
Indiana’s 2013 NAEP gains similar to previous gains says School of Education researcherThe U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released results today for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and again state students showed gains, though they were not substantially different from past gains according to analysis from an IU School of Education professor who researches the NAEP exam results.
Grant to IU aims to improve completion at minority-serving higher education institutions
Lumina Foundation has granted Indiana University $96,900 for a yearlong effort to create a plan to help minority-serving higher education institutions improve student degree completion rates.
Class of ’63 closes campaign to support next generation of teachersAlumni from the Indiana University School of Education class of 1963 concluded a successful fundraising campaign on Saturday with a presentation to the School’s alumni board. The group presented a check for $25,155 to go into the Education Class Campaign Scholarship fund.
Alumna Jacobsen honored as IU Foundation "Partner in Philanthropy"On Nov. 1, Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation honored five individuals as the 2013 Partners in Philanthropy, including IU School of Education alumna Jamia Jacobsen. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President and CEO Daniel C. Smith presented the awards, recognizing exceptional volunteer leaders whose vital service and contributions help shape the future of the university at the highest levels.
Tilaars' gift to IU supports work on education and women's empowerment in Southeast AsiaGroundbreaking Indonesian business leader Martha Tilaar and prominent Indiana University alumnus H.A.R. “Alex” Tilaar have made a gift to the university to support faculty work focused on education and women’s empowerment in Southeast Asia. The Tilaars have created a $100,000 endowment to fund teaching, learning and research activities of faculty from the IU School of Education and the new School of Global and International Studies.
IU School of Education honors four educational leaders with Distinguished Alumni AwardsThe Indiana University School of Education honored four of its alumni who have touched education across the world, the nation, and the state of Indiana during the annual Distinguished Alumni Award banquet Saturday (Oct. 12). The 37th annual IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honored individuals who hold a degree from the school and have made a lasting impact through their work since leaving the school.
Policy brief offers advice, notes challenges with new Indiana teacher evaluations
A policy brief from two Indiana University centers provides insight into what schools, school corporations and teacher preparation institutions should take into account to comply with Senate Enrolled Act 1 passed during the 2011 Indiana General Assembly.
Indiana Teacher of the Year latest IU graduate to win honor
The Indiana Department of Education announced this morning that Steven Perkins, Latin Teacher at North Central High School in Indianapolis, is the 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year. Perkins is a 1991 Classical Studies graduate of Indiana University. While earning his bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, he completed secondary education coursework in the IU School of Education to earn teaching certification. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made the announcement during a special ceremony at North Central.
Education faculty study aims to engage elementary students in complicated science conceptsThe National Science Foundation is granting just over $1 million to a new project by researchers at the Indiana University School of Education and UCLA to use the latest technology to literally take elementary-age students inside complex science concepts to help them learn more effectively.
SOE alumnus Little selected as Ind. Supt. of YearA graduate of the Indiana University School of Education has earned the top award from the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. The IAPSS has named Thomas J. Little, Jr. as the Indiana Superintendent of the year. Little, who earned a specialist degree in school administration from the IU School of Education in Bloomington in 1991, then completed his Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction and school administration in 1992, is superintendent of Perry Township schools in Indianapolis.
Conference focuses on providing a voice for those who struggle to communicateResearchers from institutions across the Midwest and other areas of the country gathered at Indiana University Bloomington for a three-day conference starting Thursday, Sept. 26, focused on helping give voice to those who have difficulty communicating.
Class of ’63 celebrates 50 years by supporting next generation of teachersA group of Indiana University School of Education alumni from the class of 1963 is heading into the homestretch of its drive to support the best and brightest education students. The IU School of Education’s 50 year anniversary scholarship campaign will provide funding for the Direct Admit Scholars program to commemorate the five decades since the alumni earned their School of Education degrees.
National arts standards project involving IU School of Education and Ivy Tech faculty member beginning public review
The public is invited to review the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) draft high school national core arts standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts starts on Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday. Oct. 21. As part of that, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the NCCAS will host an online town hall-style meeting to provide updates on the projects and a summary of the data collected to this point. A link to the town hall will be available through the NCCAS web site.
Accountability, school grading, Common Core highlight CEEP Policy Chat with Ind. Schools Supt.Attendees packed the Georgian Room at the Indiana Memorial Union on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, to hear the vision for Indiana education laid out by the state’s superintendent of public instruction and insight on the national picture from the president of the Education Commission of the States. Glenda Ritz shared her experiences during her first eight months in office as Indiana schools superintendent during an Education Policy Chat presented by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University.
Federal grant funding IU project to understand how children learn about complex systemsThe National Science Foundation has awarded over $999,000 to three Indiana University faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning.
Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, headlines CEEP Policy ChatGlenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction for Indiana, will speak about her experiences during her first eight months in office during the next Education Policy Chat by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at Indiana University.
King march in 1963 "A legacy of soul force"The March on Washington represented a loud crescendo in the fight against injustice as more than 200,000 people demanded change in the nation's capital, says Stephanie Power-Carter, director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and associate professor in the School of Education at IU Bloomington.
Study finds majority of two-year college transfers complete four-year degreesMore than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year schools in the 2005-2006 academic year obtained bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions, according to a new report issued by Indiana University's Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
New director of CEEP appointed as research director for federal education research labNationally known expert in program evaluation and mixed methods research John Hitchcock, the newly appointed director of the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at the Indiana University School of Education, has also been appointed as research director for the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia.
Indiana University, NYU receive grant to study, support out-of-school learning network"Hive Research Lab: Investigating and Supporting Hive NYC as a Regional Learning Ecosystem" is a two-year research collaboration between IU project lead and graduate researcher Rafi Santo with IU School of Education faculty member Kylie Peppler, and New York University project lead and graduate researcher Dixie Ching with NYU faculty member Christopher Hoadley. The lab will serve as an applied research partner for a community of out-of-school learning providers called Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, to help the network effectively share innovative practices with each other and design rewarding extended experiences for youth.
IU professor finds technology fuels youth artistic expression outside schoolFaculty member Kylie Peppler's new study commissioned by the Wallace Foundation finds many ways in which technology is driving creativity in the arts for young people.
First Balfour Scholars hit campusAround 90 incoming high school seniors are on the Indiana University campus this week for a new program designed to help them discover their academic and career interests and help them succeed at pursuing them. Students arrived Sunday for the first “Pre-College Academy” of the Balfour Scholars Program. The program is designed to provide students from underrepresented groups with support beginning the summer after their junior year of high school continuing through their senior year. For those who attend IU Bloomington, the support extends throughout their college education.
Making sure online is on targetThe Center Grove Global Campus is a project that endeavors to bring students, teachers, and others into a true online learning experience. And IU School of Education faculty and doctoral students are working alongside to ensure the experience is valuable and beneficial.
CEEP report gives perspective on a dozen new education laws in IndianaA new report from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University offers viewpoints for 12 new state laws that have a direct effect on the delivery of elementary and secondary education in Indiana.
SNAAP report focuses on impact of gender, race and socioeconomic status on arts graduatesFindings from a national study released this week by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project show that a postsecondary arts education affords some unique advantages for women, minorities and disadvantaged students. However, significant gaps remain and inequalities persist related to school debt, racial diversity within artistic occupations and disparities in earnings by gender
Annual education leadership conference renamed for longtime IU faculty member McCarthyThe Indiana University School of Education and the Indiana University School Administrators Association announced during Thursday's session of the 46th Education Leadership Summer Conference that the annual event is being renamed for Chancellor's Professor Emeritus Martha McCarthy.
Dean Gonzalez reponds to NCTQ study on teacher preparation programsThe Indiana University School of Education welcomes continued interest in and scrutiny of how well teacher education institutions prepare teachers. The school undergoes a rigorous process of accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education as well as state approval of all its teacher licensure programs.
Faculty member Barbara Bichelmeyer appointed interim chancellor at IU SoutheastIndiana University administrator and IU Bloomington education professor Barbara A. Bichelmeyer has been named interim chancellor at IU Southeast, effective July 1, the university has announced.
College readiness the focus of annual education leadership conferenceHow well Indiana prepares students for college and ways to make preparation better are the primary focus of the 46th annual Education Leadership Summer Conference presented by the Indiana University School Administrators Association (IUSAA) on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 in Bloomington.
IU education professor finds wide variety among dual-credit course policies, terminologyA recently released report co-authored by an Indiana University School of Education faculty member found that states vary on terminology and policy regarding dual-credit programs, and the "Great Recession" may have limited more substantial growth.
School of Education student teacher leaves lasting impression through student art project
The project stared the art teacher in the face practically from the time he started his job. Rob Freese, BS’08 in visual arts from the Indiana University School of Education, said the subject of putting a new mural in a south hallway at Batchelor Middle School came up even before he was gainfully employed. “I'm pretty sure in my job interview they asked me if I could replace it, about three years ago,” Freese said. After some time, a student teacher from the IU School of Education came up with a thought. “She approached me with the mural idea and I said 'Hey, why don't we have the students come up with this mural?’”
Torres named education dean at the University of South FloridaThe University of South Florida named Indiana University School of Education faculty member Vasti Torres as its new dean of the College of Education today (May 15). Torres, a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research since 2010, will take her new position on July 15.
Words from an excellent teacher: School of Education alumna and Milken Award winner Candace EwingIn December, 2012, Candace Ewing walked into an assembly at her school that she thought was focused on preventing bullying in schools. She became more curious in seeing several honored teachers also present for the event in the Snacks Crossing Elementary gymnasium, along with the superintendent of public instruction for the state of Indiana. And when a representative of the Milken Family Foundation began to speak about the attributes of a particular outstanding educator at her school, she began to wonder who it might be.
Alumna promotes college with her third-graders
Cold Environmental Spring Magnet School teacher Kathryn Sullivan, who graduated from IU in 2012, never dreamed her students would fall so deeply in love with “This is Indiana,” the song written by former students Brice Fox and Daniel Weber that went viral last year. She’d played it for them as part of a class segment about the importance of college, intending to use it to merely introduce her students to the concept of higher education using her alma mater as an example. “I thought I’d just show them the video, and that would be it,” she said. “But it turned into part of our daily routine; I’d play it before tests. I realize it’s about basketball, but it really became an anthem for education, about going to college, about achieving their dreams.”
Edmonds named to group of IU's best teachersIndiana University School of Education faculty Ben Edmonds is one of three new IU Bloomington members of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, or FACET, an interdisciplinary organization composed of more than 500 of Indiana University's best teachers. Edmonds was named along with Rasul Mowatt and Carwina Weng
School of Education honors graduatesThe Indiana University School of Education held the May 2013 convocation ceremonies on Saturday, May 4, in the Wright Education Building in Bloomington. Family and friends packed the Wright Building atrium for the two ceremonies. The first ceremony at 12:45 p.m. included undergraduate degree-earners from special education, elementary education, and early childhood education.
Convocation ceremonies Saturday available onlineThe Indiana University School of Education holds the May 2013 convocation ceremonies on Saturday, May 4, at the Wright Education Building in Bloomington. There are two ceremonies to accommodate the large numbers of graduates and their friends and family.
Graduating students earn statewide awardsFive IU seniors earned a selection as an “Outstanding Future Educator” by the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE). Each received the recognition during the IACTE Recognition Day ceremony on April 12 in Indianapolis.
IU School of Education honors eight Indiana teachers as Armstrong Teacher EducatorsThe Indiana University School of Education has named eight Indiana public school teachers as the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educators for the 2013-14 school year.
In earning the prestigious honor, these teachers have an opportunity over the next year to participate in professional development opportunities and work with IU faculty and students studying to be teachers. The School of Education honored the new Armstrong teachers during the annual Celebration of Teaching ceremony this afternoon (April 23).
Giving Voice to the SilentCall him silent, if you will. He’s eight years old, withdrawn, not interested in communicating. IU researchers place an iPad in his hands. It’s loaded with a voicing application designed for kids with severe communication challenges. In a short time, the uncommunicative youngster communicates through symbols that the iPad is “my stuff.” For the first time in his young life, he has a voice.
The experience epitomizes the work of Professor Erna Alant, who holds the Otting Chair in Special Education at the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington.
Associate Dean honored as Purdue Distinguished AlumnusThe College of Science at Purdue University honored Indiana University School of Education Associate Dean for Research Bob Sherwood with a Distinguished Science Alumni award. The College of Science at Purdue presented Sherwood with the honor during an awards banquet on April 12 in West Lafayette.
IU earns $4.2 million federal grant to promote higher education for women in South SudanThe U.S. Agency for International Development through Higher Education for Development has awarded Indiana University $4.2 million for a 2½-year project to promote women's access to and success in higher education in South Sudan.
Outstanding Chicago-area alumna making early career markAdministrators in the Libertyville, IL Elementary School district have said it more than once—they just like to stick their heads in Danya Greenberg’s classroom to watch how she teaches. Greenberg, BS ’09 with highest distinction from the IU School of Education, teaches in a 1st through 3rd grade special education classroom at Rockland Elementary School, part of the Libertyville (IL) Elementary School district in suburban Chicago.
New program to bring underrepresented students to IU, support college careersA new program will bring Indiana high school students from underrepresented minority groups to the Indiana University campus to introduce and prepare them for college and provide support throughout their academic careers at IU. The Balfour Scholars Program (BSP) is a project of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration (P-16 Center) at the IU School of Education in collaboration with the IU Office of Enrollment Management and the Office of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA).
Make-to-Learn event in Chicago allows educators to meet, make, and share creativity for classroomThe “Make-to-Learn Symposium 2013” at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers on March 13 was a one-day event dedicated to placing making, creating and designing at the core of educational practice. It certainly did that, and probably renewed purpose for a few items found at the back of a desk drawer.
Study ranks science education faculty at IU School of Education among most productiveA recently published study ranks the science education faculty at the Indiana University School of Education as the second-most productive in research based on articles published in the first decade of the 21st century. The study, "U.S. Institutional Research Productivity in Major Science Education Research Journals: Top 30 for 2000's," is published in the Journal of Education and Learning.
Google funds 'BOOC' assessment course by IU School of Education researcherGoogle has funded an associate professor in the Indiana University School of Education to develop a "Big Open Online Course," or BOOC. Daniel Hickey will offer a free course in September focused on educators and titled "Assessment Practices, Principles and Policies" for as many as 500 students, funded by a $50,000 Google grant.
CEEP report: Indiana eighth-graders outperform much of world in math, scienceAn analysis of data from a large-scale international mathematics and science test reveals that Indiana eighth-graders outperformed most of the world and scored ahead of the U.S. average, continuing a trend for the state.
SNAAP Conference brings context to surveyAs a culmination of its first five years of research into the lives and careers of arts graduates, the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) brought together educators, researchers, and artists to discuss the meaning behind the numbers and more. SNAAP, a project of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research in collaboration with the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, held its first-ever national conference in March. "3 Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America's Arts Graduates," took place March 7 to 9, 2013 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
CEEP policy brief: Inaction on funding pre-K would put Hoosier children at disadvantageA new policy brief issued by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at Indiana University with the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at IU builds a strong case for Indiana to act now on providing prekindergarten programs. "Is Indiana Ready for State-Funded Pre-K Programs? Revisited" is a follow-up to a 2006 CEEP and IIDC brief on the same subject also calling for action.
School of Education again in top tier of education programs; U.S. News ranks 7 specialty programs in top 25The Indiana University School of Education is once again ranked among the country’s top 20 schools of education in the latest U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings released today (March 12). The School is tied for 19th overall and 10th among education schools in public universities. Seven programs within the School are in the top 25 for specialty programs.
Fostering creativity theme for fourth annual Theatre in Our Schools conferenceEducators and artists will meet at Indiana University again to explore the ways drama can help to teach. The fourth annual Theatre in our Schools mini-conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center on the IU Bloomington campus.
School of Education faculty member, center heading up free Chicago “Make-to-Learn” symposium
An Indiana University faculty member and her students from the “Creativity Labs” at IU will lead a free symposium on Wednesday, March 13 in Chicago focused on learning through making. The “Make-to-Learn Symposium 2013” is a one-day event dedicated to placing making, creating and designing at the core of educational practice. The symposium is at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Educators, researchers, or anyone simply interested in hands-on activities and learning through them is welcome to attend.
College completion study tells story of transfers, lower rates for non-traditional studentsA new national study on state-by-state college completion rates finds a significant portion of students in many states transfer before completing a degree and a large percentage of non-traditional students fail to earn a degree over a six-year period. The report, "Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Attainment Rates," was issued by Indiana University's Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™.
School of Education professor Bonk to speak at event partnered with SXSWedu conferenceIndiana University School of Education Professor Curt Bonk will speak twice during this week's SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu is the education portion of the famed South by Southwest festivals and conference that focus on music, film and technology and attract around 14,000 annually.
Annual IST Conference brings lots of talk about ed techFor the thirteenth year, the annual Instructional Systems Technology conference offered students, faculty, staff, and alumni an opportunity to talk about research, tools, and careers in IST. The annual event is a free student-run conference designed to give graduate students a safe venue to gain experience in presenting, organizing, and attending professional conferences. This year’s theme for the event on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1 was “Embracing Diversity and Collaboration.”
School leaders get on to business in latest Partnershare sessionPromoting good leadership on every level demands understanding leadership in many different environments. That’s one of the underlying ideas behind the latest meeting of the Indiana Public School/University Partnership, also called "Partnershare."
Brown County student wins spelling bee at Indiana University BloomingtonMary Skirvin, an eighth-grader from Brown County Junior High School, was the winner of the 2013 IU Bee at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington on Feb. 23.
IU School of Education faculty member awarded grant to study online expertiseA one-year study by an Indiana University School of Education assistant professor will help provide insight into how systems for recognizing skills and knowledge work well or need revision for use in online social communities.
Informational session on graduate opportunities to become a teacherJuniors and Seniors, you are invited to an informational meeting about graduate programs leading to teaching licensure on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Incoming teacher education student produces winning video about “Why I Choose to Teach”The Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Indiana Student Education Association have selected a video produced by Indiana University Bloomington student Megan Van Pelt as the winner of this year’s “YouTube Video Sensation Contest.”
IU's Kelley School of Business and School of Education join forces for Effective Leaders AcademyIndiana University's Kelley School of Business and School of Education are teaming up to assist three Indiana schools that are seeking to improve academic performance through long-term action plans.
Doctoral candidate receives $20,000 grant for research in PeruIndiana University Bloomington announced the first round of Mellon Innovating International Research and Teaching (MIIRT) program grants in January, and awarded doctoral candidate Maggie Remstad a $20,000 short-term graduate student fellowship to go toward her project titled "A Human Rights Approach to Intercultural Bilingual Education in Peru."
10th Annual MLK Activity Day marks celebration at School of EducationOn January 21, 2013, the IU School of Education hosted its 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Activity Day, the latest successful day of learning, play, and creativity for children invited from area agencies serving children and families.
School of Education professor Kuh honored with medal for higher education innovation
George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at the Indiana University School of Education, received the 2013 Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education in a ceremony Thursday night in Philadelphia.