SED Professor to Participate in Federal Civil Rights Panel
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(Boston) – Boston University School of Education (SED) Professor Charles Glenn will participate in the Federal Civil Rights Panel’s briefing on Bilingual Education Issues on July 20, 2010 in Lawrence, MA. The Panel will include the Massachusetts-area Advisory Committee along with government officials, community members, education professionals and activists. The Panel will review bilingual education issues including the English for the Children of Massachusetts 2002 ballot initiative and English concentrated teaching techniques. After discussing bilingual education issues in Massachusetts, a subcommittee will discuss civil rights issues in Lawrence.
“Professor Glenn’s participation in this panel demonstrates his dedication to improving education, specifically in urban areas,” SED Dean Hardin Coleman said. “SED appreciates his hard work and commitment to policy change.”
Glenn is the former chairman of the Educational Leadership and Development program at SED and specializes in teaching the history of education and comparative policy. He served as the Director of Urban Education for the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1970 to 1991.
Established in 1918, Boston University’s School of Education serves a diverse student body of 400 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, 112 of whom are pursuing doctoral degrees. It has 52 full-time faculty, numerous adjunct faculty, and 40 staff members. In addition to a significant focus on preparing education professionals, the school is regarded highly for programs in the fields of literacy, mathematics education, deaf studies, international educational development, special education and science education. It is further distinguished by its productive partnerships with local school districts, most notably with Chelsea and Boston.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.