AP-TIP IN Participant Named Midwest Region's AP Teacher of the Year

February 20, 2019Institute for Educational InitiativesCategories: Featured and Default


Jonathan Arndt, a math teacher at Argos Junior Senior High School, has been named the 2019 AP Teacher of the Year for the College Board’s 13-state Midwestern region.


Arndt teaches AP Calculus AB, algebra, precalculus, and eighth-grade math, in addition to overseeing a math lab. He is a member of the University of Notre Dame’s Indiana Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program (AP-TIP IN), which prepares Indiana students for college by increasing enrollment in AP math, science and English courses and providing student support and teacher training to boost students’ success. Read More

Notre Dame Places Two on Edu-Scholar Rankings

January 29, 2019Theo HelmCategories: Featured and Default

Two professors from the University of Notre Dame and Institute for Educational Initiatives were named in the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual listing published by Education Week Read More

Dr. Nancy Michael Honored with Frank O'Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award

January 15, 2019IEI AnnouncementCategories: Featured and Default

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You have one. Your parents have one. Your best friend has one: a favorite teacher. Someone who left an indelible mark on you—not necessarily because they shared the most facts with you, but because of how they made you feel and the person they inspired you to become.


Each year at Notre Dame, students nominate, vote, and help bestow the Frank O'Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award to an outstanding faculty member based upon excellent service to the student community. The distinguished honoree for 2018 is Dr. Nancy Michael, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, the director of undergraduate studies, Neuroscience and Behavior, and a Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Read More

Testing: 1, 2, 3. Actionable, real-time texts make a difference

November 16, 2018IEI AnnouncementCategories: Featured and Default

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Chloe Gibbs, an assistant professor of economics and Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives, has won a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of parenting education and length of day care on long-term child educational outcomes. Read More

Chen to Improve Assessment Testing for High School Students

October 16, 2018Institute for Educational InitiativesCategories: Featured and Default


Ying Alison Cheng, associate professor of psychology and fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at the University of Notre Dame, will lead a $1.4 million project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences to develop the intelligent diagnostic assessment program (i-DAP) for high school statistics education.  Read More

Dr. Sean Reardon - "Education, Opportunity, & Inequality in America"

October 02, 2018Institute for Educational InitiativesCategories: Default

Dr. Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty & Inequality in Education at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University visited Notre Dame on Friday, September 21, 2018 to deliver  "Education, Opportunity, & Inequality in America" in B101 Jenkins Nanovic Hall.

Dr. Sean Reardon is the endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and is Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Stanford University. His research focuses on the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality, the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality, and in applied statistical methods for educational research. Reardon is the developer of the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA). Based on 300 million standardized test scores, SEDA provides measures of educational opportunity, average test score performance, academic achievement gaps, and other information for every public school district in the US.
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Darcia Narvaez guides Templeton grant project on civic virtues

September 10, 2018Josh WeinholdCategories: Featured and Default

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Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez is helping lead a $3.9 million Templeton Religion Trust grant that will support new research on civic virtues.

The “Self, Virtue and Public Life Project,” which began this week and runs through 2021, will fund research projects, conferences, edited volumes, and community outreach activities. Read More

Darcia Narvaez Pens Op-Ed in Psychology Today on US Border Policies

June 19, 2018Institute for Educational InitiativesCategories: Featured and Default

This piece was originally featured by Psychology Today on June 17, 2018.

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“Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse”: Border Separation

What US officials are doing to children—is it ignorance or malice?…

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Four ESS Grads Awarded Fulbright Grants

June 15, 2018Audrey ScottCategories: Featured and Default

To increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.


That’s the goal of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. No small goal; no small task. Sustained, generation after generation, with new energy from each new recipient. Read More

Nicole McNeil Named Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

January 19, 2018Theo Helm

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Nicole McNeil, the Director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Education, Schooling, and Society, an ACE Professor of Psychology, and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, has been selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
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