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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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School of Informatics Faculty Receive NSF Grant to Develop Educational, Sound-based STEM Games for Blind and Visually-impaired Students

August 25, 2011 — The National Science Foundation has awarded School of Informatics’ faculty approximately $250,000 to further their research and development of multiple online, sound-based educational games and reference materials for blind and visually-impaired K-12 students.

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Professional development for ELL teachers developed by faculty member shows value for all teachers

June 27, 2011 — In 2007, the U.S. Department of Education granted the IU School of Education at IUPUI $1.5 million dollars to form a partnership between the School of Education and the Indianapolis Public Schools, funding a project to better prepare new teachers, develop skills of current teachers, and revise college faculty teaching methods for teaching English language learners.

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Annual PBL Workshop developed by School of Education faculty this week at Ben Davis H.S.

June 27, 2011 — For the third consecutive year, IUPUI -- in conjunction with other organizations -- is sponsoring a workshop for educators to learn more about project-based learning (PBL) starting today through Thursday.

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Higher education graduate students in Thailand to help partner universities

The HESA group now working in Thailand, front row (L-R): Cameron Harris, Sydney Rucker, Jim Gieser, Krista Hoffmann-LongtinMay 31, 2011 — A group of 11 doctoral students from the Indiana University School of Education and Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Nancy Chism are in Bangkok, Thailand until June 17 to partner with Thai higher education institutions on projects and learn more about postsecondary education in Southeast Asia.

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Urban Education Ph.D. Approved for IU School of Education at IUPUI

May 23, 2011 — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a new Urban Education Studies Ph.D. to be offered by the IU School of Education at IUPUI starting in fall 2012.

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2011 Class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows Announced

May 9, 2011 — Today (May 9, 2011)  at the Indiana Statehouse, Governor Mitch Daniels announced the 2011 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows. The Fellows are accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (the STEM fields) who will prepare for math and science teaching positions in the state’s urban and rural schools.

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Banta, Pike and Borden Selected for Prestigious National Awards

Trudy BantaMay 2, 2011 — Among the things Trudy Banta, Gary Pike, and Victor Borden have had in common is where they have worked - each has been a principal in the division of Planning and Institutional Improvement at IUPUI, an award-winning office of strategic planning and evaluation that helps the campus set goals and devise plans, continuously assess effectiveness, and identify pathways for program improvement.

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UCASE welcomes international group focused on science and technology education

Sara Jane Boasman, middle,  a New Zealand Biology teacher, and Palepa Lenara Tupai, right, an education official from Soma, listen to UCASE presentationMarch 3, 2011 — The Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) at IUPUI hosted a group of educators and administrators from across the world on February 28 and March 1, all coming to learn more about teaching science and technology in their country’s schools.

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Charities See Slight Recovery in Giving, But Not Enough

November 29, 2010 — Nonprofit organizations have seen a slight turnaround in giving so far this year that mirrors the slow economic recovery, a new survey from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) finds. But the small rebound hasn’t been enough to help many nonprofits that are grappling with staff and service cuts even as demand for their services has increased.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, Nov. 15, 2010

Chancellor Charles R. BantzNovember 15, 2010 — IUPUI’s Community Learning Network just received a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant that will create three full-service community schools in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis. Full-service schools offer education, nutrition, health services, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, recreation, and social skills development. Such wrap-around services necessarily require the collaboration of university and community partners, including Indianapolis Public Schools. The strategy builds on IUPUI’s commitment to collaboration and to serving as an anchor institution.

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