Experts: Schools can't address discipline disparities without confronting racial issuesStudents of color are being disciplined in school in far greater numbers than their white peers, often for the same type of misbehavior, notes a new research paper co-authored by Russell J. Skiba, professor in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington, and Mariella I. Arredondo, a research associate at the school.
Schools in joint Kelley-IU School of Education Effective Leaders Academy show improvementThe Indiana Effective Leaders Academy joint program between Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and the IU School of Education is showing improved grades for most of its participating schools. In the latest school accountability grades announced by the Indiana Department of Education last month, eight of the 12 schools that have taken part in the program had improved grades. Five of the schools moved to an A grade, and three were rated as B schools.
Digital arts now part of the School of Education's Saturday Art School programThe more than 30-year-old Saturday Art School program is giving young artists the latest tools to reate a masterpiece. Digital game design is a relatively new, but growing part of the program.
IU School of Education professor earns NSF grant focused on informal science learning onlineThe Indiana University School of Education’s Sean Duncan is a co-principal investigator on a new grant from the National Science Foundation to examine informal online spaces where youth may learn science. Duncan, assistant professor of the learning sciences in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, is part of a study called “Affinity Spaces for Informal Science Learning: Developing a Research Agenda.”
IU School of Education researchers caution U.S. schools about using international testThough a test based on the highly respected Programme for International Student Assessment is now available for schools in the U.S. to administer to their own students, two assessment researchers at the Indiana University School of Education advise school administrators to weigh the merits and disadvantages before deciding whether to participate.
IU School of Education co-hosting 'Future of Teaching' discussion in IndianapolisIdeas, opinions and plans for the future of Indiana’s teacher workforce are the focus of a free, public event next month in Indianapolis.
Study from IU researchers indicates multiple pathways to STEM fields
A new study by Indiana University School of Education researchers sheds new light on the pathways students take to STEM careers, finding the pathway is rarely direct. The study “The Nature of Experiences Responsible for the Generation and Maintenance of Interest in STEM,” published in the journal Science Education, is authored by Adam Maltese, associate professor of science education, along with Christina Melki and Heidi Wiebke, both doctoral students in science education.
Latest NSSE finds college selectivity bears little relationship to students' experiences with facultyFindings released today from the National Survey of Student Engagement at the IU Center for Postsecondary Research show how the average student experience can vary considerably from one institution to the next, even among institutions that are similar with regard to enrollment and admissions selectivity.
IU School of Education professor earns national award for promoting STEM education
The 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference recently awarded Indiana University School of Education associate professor Dionne Cross Francis for her work in mathematics education. Cross Francis is the recipient of the K-12 Promotion of Education award for educators with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing STEM career opportunities for women and minorities through promotion of STEM education programs and exemplary teaching and outreach activities. Cross Francis is also director of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration at the IU School of Education.
Four top tech teachers awarded IU School of Education’s Jacobs Educator AwardsThe Indiana University School of Education has honored four teachers from three states with the latest Jacobs Teacher Educator awards. The annual award honors teachers from across the country who use technology to support innovative, inquiry-based teaching and learning activities in their classrooms.
Four honored with IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni AwardsThe IU School of Education honored four alumni who have touched the nation and the world through their work with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Study shows that recent arts alumni are resilient, adaptable and involvedA study released by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project shows that America’s most recent arts graduates are using skills learned in school combined with internship experiences to find work, forge careers and engage their communities, despite higher student debt levels than older alumni.
Kuh awarded IU President’s Medal
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has presented the President’s Medal for Excellence to two highly distinguished IU faculty members, including the IU School of Education’s George Kuh.
Julian Bond helps formally launch Inspire Living-Learning CenterThe Indiana University School of Education formally marked the launch of the Inspire Living-Learning Center with a ceremony featuring remarks from civil rights activist and former NAACP president Julian Bond.
Gonzalez to retire as dean of IU School of EducationLongtime dean of the Indiana University School of Education Gerardo Gonzalez will retire from his administrative role on June 30, 2015, following his 15th year leading the school. Indiana University named Gonzalez University Dean of the IU School of Education in July 2000.
Julian Bond to help launch IU School of Education's Inspire Living-Learning CenterCeremony set for formal start of Inspire Living-Learning Center.
IU research center to house Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher EducationThe Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has transferred responsibility for the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research. The Classification will continue to retain the Carnegie name after the Center for Postsecondary Research takes over responsibility on Jan. 1.
Redesigned USAID-funded project brings South Sudan scholars to Indiana UniversityAs a result of a totally redesigned program to promote education for women in South Sudan, 14 women from the country are on the Indiana University Bloomington campus this fall to work toward graduate degrees. The U.S. Agency for International Development through Higher Education for Development awarded IU $3.28 million for a project last year intended to promote gender equality and empowerment of women.
CEEP at Indiana University collecting data for Kentucky dual credit studyThe Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University will conduct data collection and analysis for a study examining dual enrollment and dual credit programs in Kentucky. The study, being conducted by Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia at CNA Corp., is intended to provide a picture of how dual enrollment and dual credit programs are designed and implemented in six non-urban school districts.
Study finds millions start college but do not earn degreeA new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in conjunction with the Project on Academic Success at Indiana University finds that 31 million students who enrolled in college during the past 20 years left without receiving a degree or certificate.
School of Education faculty member helps guide response to science teaching standards
An organization devoted to teaching science has come out with guidelines for implementing the new curriculum guidelines for science in the classroom. NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research, has just released position papers on the “Next Generation Science Standards.” Valarie Akerson, professor of science education at the IU School of Education, is the current president of NARST. She said that the organization wanted to support the standards with helpful guidelines.
Global Gateway at IU School of Education hosting conference on overseas student teachingThe Indiana University Global Gateway for Teachers will host a conference Aug. 5 to 7 for international and U.S. institutional participants in the overseas teaching program based at IU Bloomington. The conference, held every four years since 1999, brings together participants to discuss the program and highlight best practices.
Second cohort of Balfour Scholars concludes successful summer sessionFor the second straight year, more than 130 incoming high school seniors selected for the Balfour Scholars Program participated in the “Pre-College Academy” on the IU Bloomington campus. Following the session that started Sunday, July 13 and ended on Friday, July 18, more than one of the participants called it a life-altering experience.
Books and Beyond at Indiana University delivering project anthologies in RwandaA dozen Indiana University students and their supervisors left Sunday for nearly a month in Rwanda as a part of the Books and Beyond project. Assistant Professor in Literacy, Culture and Language Education at the IU School of Education Beth Samuelson is one of the co-teachers for the course that prepares IU students to work in the project.
Critical Web Reader program developed by School of Education faculty member licensed globallyThe Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. recently completed a licensing agreement with the National Institute of Education in Singapore for use of IU's Critical Web Reader in Singapore. The program funded in part by the IU School of Education was developed by School of Education faculty member James Damico.
IU is a charter member of new Higher Education Video Game AllianceFaculty from Indiana University are part of the new Higher Education Video Game Alliance announced last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The alliance is intended to showcase how video game programs help educate and prepare students for the 21-century workforce.
IU Center for Evaluation and Education Policy to help study impact of Math for All programThe U.S. Department of Education has granted the Indiana University School of Education and its Center for Evaluation and Education Policy $279,933 to study the impact of Math for All, a program designed to provide effective math instruction.
Kickoff held for Harmony-Meier InstituteWork is underway for the Indiana University School of Education’s planned “Harmony-Meier Institute for Democracy and Equity in Education,” marked by a kickoff event held on Wednesday, May 28 in Indianapolis. The institute is a collaboration between the School of Education, the Harmony Education Center in Bloomington, and the Lilly Library at Indiana University.
Alumni honored, experts explain tough topics during McCarthy Institute, summer workshopThe Indiana University School Administrators Association (IUSAA) honored top alumni and participants in the annual Martha McCarthy Law and Policy Institute and 47th annual educational leadership workshop. The conference dived deep into matters surrounding a range of issues on Thursday and Friday, June 12-13.
Art infusion and a learning explosionAn arts infusion project shows learning gains with students at Bloomington's Fairview Elementary School.
IU to collaborate with high school teachers on Writing and Reading Alignment ProjectThe Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded $286,662 to the Indiana University School of Education and the IU Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences for a program to help high school teachers better prepare students for college-level writing and reading.
McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute, workshop to focus on hot education topicsBullying, evaluation and special education law are among the topics that will be a part of the annual Martha McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute on Thursday at Indiana University Bloomington. The institute and Friday's Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest program, also in Bloomington, make up the 47th summer education seminar of the IU School of Education and the IU School Administrators Association. This year's seminar includes the most expansive slate of panels to date.
Fulbright program bringing international teachers to IUEleven teachers from five countries will be at Indiana University Bloomington from mid-August through the fall 2014 semester as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program.
Brown decision's 'promise remains unfulfilled'Six decades after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on school segregation, schools are continuing to be segregated, says an IU School of Education school law expert.
International education center has new name, continuing global missionThe former Center for Social Studies and International Education is now the Center for International Education, Development and Research with a new director on board.
SNAAP at Indiana University receives National Endowment for the Arts grantsThe federal National Endowment for the Arts has awarded two grants to continue the work of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, a center of the IU School of Education.
School of Education celebrates graduatesThe Indiana University School of Education offered formal congratulations and presented diplomas to the graduating class of 2014 during Spring Convocation on Saturday, May 10. The school held two ceremonies to mark the occasion and accommodate the large crowds at the Wright Education building in Bloomington.
School of Education convocation ceremonies streaming onlineWatch Spring 2014 Convocation ceremonies online.
IU, School of Ed program, reach list of top Peace Corps Master's International schoolsIU School of Education Peace Corps Master's International program contributes to top ranking among Corps participants.
IACTE honors School of Education students as Outstanding Future EducatorsThe Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) has officially recognized several Indiana University School of Education graduating students as ones very likely to be among the best in the field. The IACTE presented the “Outstanding Future Educator” awards recently during a luncheon and ceremony in Carmel.
Outstanding teaching honored at School of EducationThe Indiana University School of Education honored the best in its ranks during the annual “Celebration of Teaching” ceremonies on Monday, April 21.
IU School of Education honors nine as Armstrong TeachersThe Indiana University School of Education has named nine Indiana public school teachers as the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educators for the 2014-15 school year.
This honor affords the teachers an opportunity to participate in professional development and work with IU faculty and students studying to be teachers during the next year. The School of Education honored the new Armstrong teachers during the annual Celebration of Teaching ceremony April 21.
IST faculty member, IU Southeast interim chancellor named to ACT national workforce solutions advisory boardBichelmeyer named to national board for ACT Work Ready Communities.
IU School of Education faculty present at American Educational Research Association conferencePresentations by IU School of Education faculty at the American Educational Research Association national conference cover nearly 150 sessions, a range of topics.
Statement from IU School of Education dean on statewide teacher evaluation dataMost IU School of Education alumni perform very well in the first Indiana state teacher evaluation.
Bridges program in partnership with School of Education wins Senator Paul Simon AwardThe Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has awarded the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University with the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for the Promotion of Language and International Studies, a project that involves IU School of Education faculty member Martha Nyikos.
Gift from longtime IU School of Education faculty member to boost teaching database, scholarships
A gift of more than three-quarters of a million dollars will build an online database of best practices for teaching with technology and fund scholarships for the Indiana University School of Education's Department of Instructional Systems Technology. Mendel Sherman, a faculty member from 1955 to 1975, designated that $800,000 from his estate go to the School of Education. Sherman, who was noted for helping establish and disseminate best teaching methods for audiovisual tools in classrooms, passed away in October 2012.
Peppler named Outstanding Junior Faculty at IU BloomingtonLearning Sciences faculty member Kylie Peppler has been named a recipient of an Indiana University Bloomington Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards for 2013-14. The awards, presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, honor tenure-track faculty who have begun to develop nationally recognized research or scholarship programs and devoted productive time to teaching and service, but who have not yet achieved tenure.
Lifetime achievement awardThe National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named Indiana University School of Education professor emerita Enid Zimmerman as its recipient of a lifetime achievement award. Zimmerman will receive the 2014 Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s national convention later this month.
U.S. News and World Report again ranks IU School of Education in top 25The IU School of Education remains among the top-ranked education schools in the country.
School of Education faculty member awarded grant to study how middle school students learn mathThe National Science Foundation has granted $646,479 to Amy Hackenberg, assistant professor of mathematics education at the Indiana University School of Education, for a five-year study examining diverse math learning styles among middle school students in order to teach them more effectively.
Martinsville eighth grader wins regional spelling beeFor Alexandria Wilt, an eighth grader at Martinsville East Middle School, the fourth time was the charm.
Wilt was the champion of the third annual IU Bee, co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and the School of Education, Saturday at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium. By spelling the final word, “nachtmusik,” Wilt secured her spot to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
Two School of Education faculty, grad student, earn prestigious Mellon awardsTwo Indiana University School of Education faculty and one graduate student are among eight faculty and seven graduate students on the IU Bloomington campus to receive 2013-14 Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration awards.
IU alumna pays tribute to education, public health with $3.4 million estate giftThe Indiana University School of Education and School of Public Health-Bloomington will receive approximately $3.4 million from the estate of the late Patricia K. Fehl. The gift will be split between the two schools and provide funding for education and health initiatives -- two areas Fehl was dedicated to serving.
Students from five area counties to compete in third annual IU BeeThe schools of journalism and education at Indiana University are co-sponsors of the third annual IU Bee on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Monroe County Public Library.
IU expert on sport and masculinity says Michael Sam case challenges 'old school' norms“It took a lot of courage for Michael Sam to come out, especially because football still endorses practices of oppressiveness and intolerance toward gay men, effeminate men and anyone else who isn’t considered a ‘real man,’” Steinfeldt said. “It is my hope that Michael Sam will encourage other gay athletes to come out and be true to themselves.
$1 million gift boosts IU School of Education's INSPIRE Living-Learning Center opening in the fallWith the generous support of a donor, the Indiana University School of Education will open the INSPIRE Living-Learning Center at the new Rose Avenue Residence Hall on the IU Bloomington campus in Fall 2014. A $1 million gift will fund programming and scholarships.
U.S. Department of Education invites IU professor to provide expertise on college ratings systemDon Hossler, Indiana University School of Education professor and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research, will be part of an expert panel presenting before a U.S. Department of Education seminar on a potential ratings system for higher education institutions.
School of Education professor Bonk again listed as influential contributor to education discourse
An Indiana University faculty member is ranked for the third time on a list published on the Education Week website of the top contributors to the public debate about education. The third annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings includes IU School of Education professor Curt Bonk, ranked No. 85 on a list of 200.