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Center for STEM Education Leads Visioning in Palm Beach

December 12, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

How can Catholic schools engage young people in innovative models of STEM--science, technology, engineering, and math--education?

Educational leaders in the Diocese of Palm Beach, Fla., joined in a daylong exploration of the possibilities recently under the guidance of the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education Read More

Educational Initiatives Spread Benefits to Community and Beyond

December 02, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

The Institute for Educational Initiatives, as a center for Notre Dame’s scholarship on K-12 education, is privileged to contribute to an endeavor encouraging civic engagement and creative expression for young South Bend residents.

And the Institute’s involvement will translate into research and teaching that can expand the impact of the local project’s success. Read More

AP-TIP IN Success Story--From "Indiana Education Insight"

September 27, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

AP innovation progress pays;
More prepared to succeed in college

The nine Indiana high schools that participated in the first year of the Advanced Placement Training & Incentive Program (AP-TIP) excelled compared to the rest of the state and nation, according to data slated to be released at a press conference Monday September 16 at 10 a.m. at Perry Meridian High School.
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Institute's Work with Indiana Students Yields Gains in STEM Readiness

September 18, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default


A program administered by the University of Notre Dame and designed to boost preparation for science and math careers in Indiana’s public high schools has reported substantial jumps in test results among participating students during its first year of operation. Read More

Frabutt to Take University-Community Post

September 17, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

Prof. James Frabutt, director of the Teaching Exceptional Children program in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and a faculty fellow in the Institute for Educational Initaitives, will become the University's director of academic community engagement Read More

Play Like a Champion Leaders' Conference

June 20, 2013William Schmitt

Coaches and administrators from sports organizations across the U.S. and Canada gathered at Notre Dame for the Play Like a Champion Today National Sports Leadership Conference. The 2013 edition of this annual event is being hosted June 21-23 by Play Like a Champion Today Read More

Summer Conference on Advanced Placement STEM Teaching

May 29, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

Here’s an important opportunity for teachers who guide their students’ honors and Advanced Placement® studies in English, math, or science. The Pre-AP Teacher Training Program, supported and implemented by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), will deliver to Michiana-area teachers in grades 6 – 10 Common Core-standardized and Advanced Placement-aligned training and support materials in these subjects. This experience is scheduled for July 30-Aug. 2 at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, IN. Register now at Read More

"Reading for Life" and "World Book Night" Help Local Youth

April 22, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

A Notre Dame-based program that uses literature to bring hope to South Bend juvenile offenders will be one of the participants in a unique nationwide initiative called “World Book Night” on Tuesday, April 23.

The program reaching out through South Bend’s Juvenile Justice Center Read More

Indiana Program for College-Readiness Is Doubling In Size

April 21, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

See the press kit for the April 23 announcement in the Indiana Statehouse.

A statewide program helping to increase college and career readiness among Indiana high school students will more than double in size, with 11 newly participating schools set to be welcomed Tuesday, April 23 in an Indiana Statehouse announcement ceremony featuring Glenda Ritz, the state’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction. Read More

Protecting Children from Tragedy of Abuse in Sport Camps

April 15, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

Play Like a Champion Today ®, the unit of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives generating scholarship and services to support character education through sports, will host a symposium on protecting children from the tragedy of abuse.

In particular, the one-day symposium titled “Championing Children through Collegiate Sport Camps” will help college athletic departments plan responsibly to ensure every child’s full safety during the summer sport camps run by these departments. Read More

Dissertation Award goes to Waddington

April 09, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default


Joe Waddington, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate with the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) has been named a recipient of the annual Dissertation Award from the Catholic Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. Read More

CREO to Build Global Scholarly Network

April 08, 2013William SchmittCategories: Default

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) has been designated an “international research network” by the World Education Research Association. This recognition of CREO’s leadership in the sociology of education will open new doors for international scholarly collaborations in research on educational inequality. Read More

Bullying Impact Explored by Panelists & Film

March 25, 2013William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default

Bullying in schools is a complex problem that can be solved, according to the comments of Notre Dame faculty members, South Bend community members, and other interested parties during a panel discussion following a March 23 screening of the documentary film, “Bully.”

The film, which has become the centerpiece of a nationwide anti-bullying effort called the Bully Project, traces the stories of young people who experienced that pattern of behavior and the profound impacts, including the tragedy of suicide, that followed. Read More

ESS Event Will Host Local Education Innovators

March 12, 2013William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default

An upcoming panel discussion titled “Innovation in Education: South Bend Area Perspectives” will focus on innovative approaches to teaching pioneered in South Bend K-12 classrooms. The free event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 19 (Tuesday) in McKenna Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus. Read More

Waddington, Studying School Choice, Receives Ph.D.

January 02, 2013William SchmittCategories: Featured and Default


R. Joseph Waddington, an IEI Postdoctoral Research Associate, has received his Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan. His work supports the efforts of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO), as well as the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)—two units of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Read More