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AP-TIP IN Offers Conference for Local Teachers

October 26, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured


More than 60 secondary school teachers committed to boosting students’ college- and career-readiness through Advanced Placement ® courses attended a two-day conference at the University of Notre Dame on Oct. 5 and 6 to update their AP instruction skills. Read More

AP-TIP IN Announces 3 Content Directors

August 14, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default



Three experienced educators have been named to help implement the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program in Indiana (AP-TIP IN), collaborating with high schools in an initiative to boost students’ college readiness in science, math, and English.

             AP-TIP IN, a partnership with National Math and Science and administered by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, announced the following appointments: Read More

New Leaders of ESS Minor Invite Undergraduates

August 07, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary minor in Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) enters the 2012-2013 academic year with new leadership, inviting undergraduates to study K-12 learning and education from new perspectives. Read More

Nicole McNeil Honored by American Psychological Association

June 27, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default


Nicole McNeil, the Mary Hesburgh Flaherty and James Flaherty Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Boyd McCandless Award, an honor given annually by the American Psychological Association to an outstanding early-career scholar in developmental psychology. Read More

Partnership on Research for Indiana & Notre Dame

June 21, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default


The University of Notre Dame has entered into a historic partnership with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that aims to improve learning for Indiana children. Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., of the University of Notre Dame, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced the partnership at a press conference in South Bend this afternoon. Read More

Conference Probes Future of Education in Haiti

June 16, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default

Church leaders, educators, corporate executives and development policymakers will gather at the University of Notre Dame June 19 and 20 (Tuesday and Wednesday) for a conference to consider strategies by which Haiti’s Catholic school system could advance and strengthen that nation’s social and economic development. Read More

Teaching Science and Math: Formula for Dialogue

May 22, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


A day of discussions and workshops devoted to one of the most crucial issues in education—bringing world-class aptitude in science and math to the next generation of U.S. citizens—will cap the Notre Dame Forum series on “Reimagining School” on June 12.

Leading experts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education from around the country will join with local practitioners at a “Forum on K-20 STEM Education” to focus on recent developments in the teaching and learning  of those fields. They will pay special attention to K-12 contexts while also considering the years (K-20) spanning graduate studies. Read More

Journalist Merrow Probes "Myths" at CREO Seminar

May 08, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default

Many of the judgments Americans commonly accept about our educational system are myths, according to an award-winning education journalist who addressed an Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) audience on April 30. Read More

Partnering with Indiana to Boost High School Science/Math Prospects

April 18, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, joined the University of Notre Dame and other partners on Thursday, April 12, in announcing a new initiative to increase college and career readiness among high school students, especially in the areas of math and science. Read More

Ravitch Speaks to ND Forum: Crisis, Caution, Hope

April 13, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


America’s K-12 schools, both public and Catholic, are in crisis, said NYU historian and education scholar Diane Ravitch in an April 10 address at the University of Notre Dame. But she pointed out that both have their enduring strengths, and she warned against some of the most popular solutions being proposed to their current problems. Read More

ESS Panel Evokes Local Success Stories

March 30, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


A panel of educational leaders in the South Bend area addressed issues raised by the Notre Dame Forum series on "reimagining K-12 schools," and more than 80 attendees heard success stories from local schools and organizations.

The March 27 event was sponsored by the Notre Dame undergraduates pursuing the Education, Schooling, and Society minor, which is an academic program housed within the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Read More

"Romero Days" Address Teaching Catholic Social Thought

March 26, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default

The 32nd anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be commemorated at Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College with the events of "Romero Days" on March 27 and 28.

The 16th annual Romero Days celebration, sponsored by Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC) in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, will include a screening of the new film, "Monsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero," and a preview discussion tying Romero's life to the teaching of Catholic social doctrine. Read More

ESS Will Host Panel of Local School Leaders

March 15, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default

A panel of educational leaders in the South Bend area will stimulate discussion about issues that have emerged during this year's Notre Dame Forum--and how to view those issues from a local perspective. The event will take place Tuesday, March 27, at 5 pm in the McKenna Center on campus.

Four school principals--Deb Martin of McKinley Primary Center, Karla Lee of Edison Intermediate Center, John Kennedy of New Tech High School, and Darice Austin-Phillips of Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy--will engage in a panel discussion, accompanied by local organizations, teachers, and principals sharing their stories through follow-up poster presentations in the lobby. Heavy hors d'oeurves will be served to encourage continuing conversation. Read More

Play Like a Champion Today in Partnership in Ireland

February 28, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default

Global Football and Play Like A Champion Today® partner to create ‘Character Award’ to recognize athletes taking part in Global Ireland Football Tournament


One player from each of 12 schools traveling to Ireland will be nominated for overall award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – GRANBURY, TX – Global Football and the Play Like A Champion Today® Educational Series (PLC) have partnered to create a ‘Character Award’ to recognize athletes participating in the Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT) 2012 in Ireland this summer. Read More

Meet "Skiing Everest" Filmmaker Mike Marolt

February 27, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default

More about the March 6 special event, "Skiing Everest," in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library, 6:30 pm ...



In May 2000, after a childhood growing up in Aspen and climbing and skiing in Colorado’s Elk Mountains, twins Mike and Steve Marolt, along with life-long friend Jim Gile, climbed and skied the central peak of Tibet’s Shishapangma.  This marked the first time a person from the Western Hemisphere climbed and skied from 8000 meters (26,000 ft).  Since that time, Mike and Steve have become the only Americans to do this multiple times, preceded by only four other people in the world.  Read More

CREO's Langenkamp Wins PSA Award

February 17, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


Amy Langenkamp, O’Shaughnessy Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has won the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award for 2011 from the Pacific Sociological Association.

The award honors Langenkamp’s article titled “Effects of Educational Transitions on Students’ Academic Trajectory: A Life Course Perspective,” published in Sociological Perspectives. Read More

Special Film Screening: "Skiing Everest"

February 15, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default


Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh LIbrary, University of Notre Dame; event co-sponsored by the IEI

THE TOP OF THE WORLD – As seen on ESPN, this is an exhilarating documentary about an elite group of skiers who scale the world’s highest mountain, and challenge its most dangerous slopes. Skiing Everest Read More

Nancy McAdams Retiring from her ESS post

January 24, 2012William SchmittCategories: Default

Nancy McAdams, an educator who has helped to give countless young people transformative experiences of learning and teaching, will retire as associate director of Notre Dame’s Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) minor program, effective Feb. 14, 2012.

Nancy’s eight years in her crucial role with ESS—neither her first nor last term of service in education—have included teaching, advising, and otherwise assisting Notre Dame undergraduates who pursued the popular, interdisciplinary minor housed in the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI). Read More

Berends Selected as Journal Editor

January 18, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


Distinguished sociologist Mark Berends, director of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and an IEI Fellow, has been appointed as one of the incoming editors of the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Read More

Virtual Professional Development for Teachers

January 05, 2012William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


ACE’s first virtual delivery of a professional development program will start on Jan. 11, when five schools will receive Strategic Intervention Team (SIT) training via webinars, with follow-up through wiki and listserv communication and even a virtual SIT coach. Read More