Category: Education Issues
Today from 12-5PM, Boston University Academy (BUA), along with Scholar Search Associates, is hosting an Educational Forum for Intellectually Curious Students and their Families in the GSU. The Forum will include presentations and roundtable discussions on timely educational issues, as well as an exhibit hall showcasing various local and national resources. BUA’s forum is the first in a three-part national series set to be held at Stanford University on January 23, 2011, and the University of Chicago on March 6, 2011. For more information call (860) 664-3586 or visit the website.
SED is hosting a screening of Waiting for Superman, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim tonight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 7PM. The filmmaker takes an in-depth look at the current state of public education in the US, spotlighting the lives of five public school students and several educators in their pursuit of academic growth. The private screening is open to SED students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Today, September 15th, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Backpack Awareness Day sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) . Professor Karen Jacobs of Sargent College is commemorating this occasion with a family style initiative from 12:30-2 PM, at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School, in Brookline. There, along with 49 BU entry-level occupational therapy students, Jacobs will host educational programs and outreach activities geared toward backpack safety for the entire family. Professor Karen Jacobs is available for comment on the topic of backpack safety and can be reached at (617) 353-7516 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joan Salge Blake and Hardin Coleman talk about health & nutrition education and healthy school lunches
Registered Dietitian and Sargent Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake and School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman joined us this morning on UStream for a live chat about the importance of healthy school lunches. They also talked about the importance of health and nutrition education. You can view the full chat below:
Seider’s new book Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless was released today. Here is what he had to say:
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is currently completing his first year in office. Dean of SED Hardin Coleman offers his thoughts on what Duncan should focus on during his second year:
SED was recently ranked in the top twenty large universities for the amount of graduates it provided to the 2010 Teach for America (TFA) corps. Out of the 4,500 new corps members in 2010, 35 of them came from Boston University. Director of Educational Initiatives at SED Amy Slate said, “We have found our partnership with TFA to be mutually beneficial and are proud to be a significant contributor to their corps.” TFA corps members are top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in underserved schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity