2021

2021

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved promotion and tenure for six faculty members from the IU School of Education. The promotions are effective July 1, with the appointment with tenure effective July 1, 2022.

Shukufe Rahman, a Ph.D. student in science education, has won the Santosh Jain Endowed Memorial Scholarship. With the aid she plans to do a pilot study in the Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh next summer.

The graduate programs at the IU School of Education have once again been recognized as some of the best in the country by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 “Best Graduate Schools.”

As the nation continues to grapple with righting the wrongs from racial injustice, a new community theatre project—the Bloomington City Wide Youth Theatre Collective—hopes to provide a space for youth voices to address these issues.

Adam Henze, who earned his doctorate in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education last summer, has won a dissertation award from the Arts & Inquiry special interest group (SIG) of the American Education Research Association.

With many events canceled due to the pandemic, two very important program​s continued last fall: Saturday Science ​Quest for Kids and Saturday Art ​School at the IU School of Education.

For the past several years, Professor Joel Wong has researched the psychology of encouragement. With a new study, he hopes to understand the power of encouragement for Black college students as a means of social support – and a tool to disrupt the negative effects of racism.

Emma Everson, a Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has won the Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award from Indiana University, which recognizes graduate students with distinguished achievements in teaching.

A new scholarship at the IU School of Education will honor Elder Watson Diggs, the first African American to graduate from the school in 1916. The scholarship is a partnership with the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., an organization Diggs co-founded.

Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology and professor of learning sciences, has been awarded the highest academic title given to IU's most outstanding and renowned scholars and researchers.

Throughout his time in academia, Ph.D. student Nelson Zounlome experienced several forms of gendered racism. But he also experienced the transformative power of culturally responsive practices that foster comprehensive wellness among groups with marginalized identities. In that spirit, Zounlome created a workbook as a resource of support for students of color.

HOPE (Helping Offenders Prosper through Employment) provides weekly one-on-one mentoring to incarcerated youth that focuses on developing employment skills. They also focus on reaching youth that have faced racial prejudice and other challenges.

Four programs at the IU School of Education received top rankings from the latest (2021) U.S. News and World Report Best Online Master’s in Education program rankings, one of several schools receiving recognition across Indiana University.

A recent donation made to the IU School of Education from alumni Kate and John Ranshaw will be used to purchase materials such as puppets, felt figures and instruments to enhance the storytelling collection maintained by the IU Libraries Education Library.

The award, named after former staff member Jane Kaho in honor of her legacy of service to the School of Education, is the highest honor given out annually to staff members who demonstrate dedication above and beyond their job requirements.

Valarie Akerson has received the NARST 2021 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. This is the highest award that NARST, a global organization for improving science education through research, bestows upon its members.

For K-12 students that needed one-on-one help with school work, the pandemic has proved particularly challenging. Thankfully, students from the School of Education stepped up last semester to provide virtual tutoring to area students.

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