Tag Archive for Education

Claremont Academy awarded state Innovation Schools Fellowship

In partnership with Clark University, city high school will focus on college readiness Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick presented an Innovation Schools Fellowship grant to the Claremont Academy, a high school at 15 Claremont Street in Worcester, on May 9. Principal Ricci Hall (’97, M.A.Ed. ’98) led Patrick, Secretary of Education Matthew Malone, and several education…

Clark University Ph.D. student economist selected for prestigious Young African Scholars Program

Clark University economics researcher and Ph.D. student Gbetonmasse B. Somasse has been selected by the International Economic Association to present a recent paper at the Young African Scholars Program. Somasse’s research is built on his insights about the problems faced by African countries during the development process – especially the role played by education. He will present…

Adam Institute hosts Urban Teacher Educator Conference

Clark University’s Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice hosted the seventh annual meeting of the Urban Teacher Education Consortium, March 5-7. In attendance were more than 50 participants from colleges and universities from the Northeast, Midwest and California. The consortium was coordinated by the Adam Institute, the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education…

Gurel lecturer: Span cultural divide to teach New Century Students

When classroom populations are culturally diverse — and students often technologically savvier than their elders — teachers are faced with the challenge of finding ways to engage them in meaningful learning. Gloria Ladson-Billings, a nationally known educator, urges teachers to immerse themselves in the cultural lives of their students to improve teaching practice. Ladson-Billings delivered…

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct disciplines,…

Clark University education professor co-authors book, says ‘coaching makes better teachers’

Can coaching a bunch of teenage girls on a soccer field make you a better teacher?  A new book co-authored by Clark University professor Eric DeMeulenaere, “Reflections from the Field: How Coaching Made Us Better Teachers” (Information Age Publishing, $24.95), argues just that. DeMeulenaere and his co-authors James E. McDermott, part-time faculty member at Clark University; Chad…