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News Releases for IU School of Education

IUPUI report raises concerns about equity, democratic engagement under Mind Trust proposal for IPS schools

John HouserJune 25, 2012 — A new report from the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education at the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis raises several concerns about the viability of a proposed reform plan for Indianapolis Public Schools, particularly as regards issues of equity and democratic participation. The report “School Reform and the Mind Trust Proposal: Another Look at the Evidence” examines the plan put forward by the Mind Trust in December.

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IUPUI enrolling 2012 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows, who bring extensive STEM backgrounds to high-need classrooms

WW Fellow Eric Sprague speaks to Crispus Attucks students.May 14, 2012 — Eighteen accomplished professionals from science, math and engineering career fields will transition to teaching math and science in Indiana schools as 2012 Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Cyber-summit provides opportunity for sharing technology in classroom methods

Keshia Seitz recently graduated from the master's in education with a focus on technology program. She is now a student in the educational leadership program. May 2, 2012 — Over four days, educators from anywhere can learn some of the latest and most effective uses of technology from master's students at the IU School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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IUPUI, IPS and Community Collaboration Leads to The Historic Journey Curriculum

April 19, 2012 — The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” proved more than a catchphrase with the creation of “The Historic Journey,” a standards-based K-12 curriculum that presents science, English, math and social studies lessons within a context of African and African-American history.

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IUPUI Graduate Programs Rank Among Top Programs in Nation

Valerie Eickmeier, Dean of Herron School of Art and DesignMarch 14, 2012 — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis graduate programs in business, fine arts, law and medicine are again among the top programs in the nation, according to the new rankings published in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, released March 13, 2012.

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Lilly Endowment Provides Nearly $5 Million to Continue Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships

WW Fellow Eric Sprague speaks to students at Crispus Attucks.December 13, 2011 — Princeton, N.J. – A new grant of $4,896,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. will allow the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to create two additional rounds of fellowships that recruit and prepare math and science teachers for high-need rural and urban Indiana schools and that encourage change in the way Indiana teachers are prepared.

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New IUPUI Center to Support Regional University-Community School Partnerships

October 5, 2011 — The University of Pennsylvania Netter Center for Community Partnerships has awarded funding to the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning to create a regional Center for University-Assisted Community Schools as part of Penn’s national replication project.

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$1.9 Million Grant to School of Education Will Build ESL Teaching Capacity

Annela TeemantOctober 3, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) is granting $1.9 million to the Indiana University School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for a five-year grant to prepare more teachers with techniques to more effectively teach English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

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School of Education at IUPUI Presents School Reform Pioneer Deborah Meier

Deborah MeierSeptember 2, 2011 — Nationally renowned school reform pioneer Deborah Meier will deliver public addresses in Indianapolis and Bloomington and participate in the opening of an archive of her personal papers at the Lilly Library in Bloomington on Sept. 6-7, 2011.

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School of Education at IUPUI receives regional Equity Assistance Center funding

Donna Hart-TervalonAugust 29, 2011 — The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI has received a $2.2 million federal grant to develop a regional Equity Assistance Center (EAC) to provide technical assistance in the areas of civil rights, equity and access, and school reform.

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