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New Book: Pivotal Research on School Choice

March 28, 2011Bill SchmittCategories: Default and Recent Publications

Does school choice work as a strategy to improve schools and help students learn? A new book co-edited by Mark Berends, a Fellow in the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), considers that question. Titled School Choice and School Improvement, the book from Harvard Education Press Read More

Guest Lecturers Probe Education and Social Justice

March 17, 2011Bill SchmittCategories: Default

Two leading scholars studying the intersection of civil rights, education policy, urban policy, and minority opportunity will offer a pair of talks on Wednesday, March 23, as part of the Henkels Lecture Series, hosted by Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO).

The scholars of education, Patricia Gándara and Gary Orfield, are co-directors of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, an initiative at UCLA Read More

ND Forum Will Examine K-12 Education

March 08, 2011Bill SchmittCategories: Default

The University of Notre Dame will make K-12 education a focus of its campus-wide attention throughout the next academic year. The spotlight will start shining next month when leaders in the field of education participate in a panel discussion here.
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Dan Lapsley to Speak on Charter Schools

March 04, 2011Bill SchmittCategories: Default

Charter schools are at the center of a growing national discussion about education reform. Daniel Lapsley, chair of Notre Dame’s psychology department and a fellow of the University’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), will offer an introduction to this important subject in a lecture on March 9 at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of Geddes Hall.
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"Reading for Life" Mentor Honored

March 01, 2011Bill SchmittCategories: Default

A mentor with the Reading for Life program supported by Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) has received a 2011 Inspire Award from the statewide organization College Mentors for Kids. Bekki Fahrer, of Union, Michigan, was honored for the program that serves first-time offenders under the purview of the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center.
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