The merger of Boston University and Wheelock College will create a new school of education that will combine the doctoral programs and research capabilities of BU’s School of Education with the early childhood expertise of Wheelock’s School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies.
At the SED-based Center for Promise, researchers led by executive director and founder Jonathan F. Zaff are studying what it would take to get more students graduating on time.
Ours is a community dedicated to service and positive action. And the many programs and individuals who make this commitment possible could not do their work without the support of alumni like you.
Patrick Lenz ('16), principal of the William Gould Vinal Elementary School in Norwell, Massachusetts, is implementing a program of individualized homework that takes into account the unique strengths, weaknesses, and interests of each student.
Olympian David Hemery (Questrom’68, SED’88) has dedicated his life to helping others reach their potential through his work as a coach, entrepreneur, and as founder of the charity 21st Century Legacy.
SED doctoral candidate Dana Dunwoody ('19) is a volunteer counselor at a summer camp that uses sports to bring Israeli and Palestinian children together.
Sports psychology expert, licensed psychologist, coach-athlete, and SED alum Amy Baltzell is teaching mindfulness techniques to future educators, coaches, and performers.
Dean Hardin Coleman introduces our winter 2016 issue.
In spring 2016, when high school senior Gabriela Medina’s guidance counselor placed her in an elective on education, Medina didn’t have high hopes for the class. “Teaching never crossed my mind,” says the 18-year-old student at Urban Science Academy in Boston. A junior at the time, she had her eye on neuroscience—and besides, she thought teaching kids would be more frustrating than fun.
Rachel L. McCormack (SED'95) gives children fleeing unrest in the Middle East a literary lifeline to home. In early 2016, she founded the US-based Books for Refugees. During the initiative’s first six months of operation, McCormack sent more than 1,000 books to camps and family centers in the Netherlands, Greece, and Turkey.