Category: School of Education

Stress and the Athlete’s Body

May 30th, 2014 in 2014, Adam Naylor, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

It’s not just mental. Even mild amounts of anxiety and stress can subvert your performance…

Expert quote:

“Our self-awareness as individuals is incredibly poor. There’s a reason you’re exhausted.”

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Who’s Fit to Be Your Gym Buddy?

May 30th, 2014 in 2014, Adam Naylor, Boston.com, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

We are inherently social beings. Our motives, emotions, and decisions are regularly shaped by others, whether we are aware of it or not. This is no different when it comes to physical fitness…

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LETTERS: Dysfunction of school system is unforgivable

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education, Thomas Cottle 0 comments

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By Thomas Cottle, School of Education

The dreadful  condition and utter dysfunction of academic departments in the Boston school system (“Review find Hub schools in disarray, Page A1, May 23) reminds me of the old joke in which the exasperated waiter asks the cranky diner:…

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States Address Civics with Mandated Task Forces

May 27th, 2014 in 2014, Charles White, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Charles White, School of Education

By coincidence or not, Massachusetts, Illinois and Virginia created civic education task forces not long after national test results showed a dismal understanding of the subject matter across all grade levels…

Expert quote:

“In short, the commission’s focus is on engagement in both civil life and the political life of one’s communities — local, state, national and global.”

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Long-term jobless and willing to work in Rhode Island / Poll

May 18th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Providence Journal, School of Education, Thomas Cottle 0 comments

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Thomas Cottle, School of Education

Bill Niedfeldt has sharp memories of the day his boss called him into his office and said: “Here’s your termination papers.”…

Expert quote:

“One of the problems of trauma is it is hard to focus.”

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Report: Low-income students falling behind in Mass. schools

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Hardin Coleman, School of Education

A report released Monday by America’s Promise says that while Massachusetts has one of the highest graduation rates in the United States, low-income students are falling behind…

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On The Fringe Of Boston’s “Painful Map”

April 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Jennifer Greif Green, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Jennifer Greif Green, School of Education

A city grieved when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line last year, killing three and injuring more than 260. But the violent, chaotic manhunt that came afterward left many traumatized in a different way…

Expert quote:

“The bombing was more of a discrete event. It happened and it was over But then there was this threat that something else might happen, without people knowing how they might protect themselves or what the outcome might be.”

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LETTERS: Charter schools achieving goals that have eluded Massachusetts for decades

March 20th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Charles Glenn, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education 0 comments

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By Charles Glenn, School of Education

From 1970 to 1991 I was the Massachusetts state official responsible for urban education and equity issues. Despite vigorous enforcement of the laws (including rulings in our favor by the Supreme Judicial Court) and hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding to 18 cities, we did not see significant improvement in educational outcomes for black and Latino students…

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BPS seeks edge in teacher hiring process

March 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Hardin Coleman, School of Education

Officials at Boston Public Schools are looking to improve the odds in their competition with other cities and towns for the best teachers…

Expert quote:

“I think the district has made a series of very smart moves. They are eager to work in Boston and rather than losing them to Framingham or Brookline these kids will be in the BPS hopper. It will give [BPS] a lot of choices and a deeper richer pool … they will have more candidates to choose from. It will end up with the quality of the teaching pool in Boston improving significantly over the next two or three years.”

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Planning for Life After High School

February 28th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education 0 comments

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Co-written by V. Scott Solberg, School of Education

Every so often in education, new ideas are introduced and spread across states and districts as if they had a life of their own.

The rise of individualized learning plans, or ILPs, may represent just such an idea. These personalized learning strategies strive to strengthen the transition between school and college or work while bolstering student engagement and family involvement in learning…

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