New Research and Development
Drs. Brian McGowan and Corbin Campbell received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study equity-based teaching at the college level. Partnering with Florida International University and the University of Connecticut, their work will focus on teaching outcomes for Black, Latinx, Indigenous students and those from low-income backgrounds in college. Read more about their work and the grant here.
New SOE Faculty and Staff
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr. Joins SOE
Dr. Hutchings, Former Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent joins our dynamic faculty, where he will serve as its first executive-in-residence and play a key role in elevating the school’s Antiracist Administration, Supervision, and Leadership certificate program.
New Faculty and Staff Start This Fall
The SOE is pleased to welcome this amazing group of new faculty and staff to its community. They represent diverse areas of expertise and each add to the school’s commitment to excellence, diversity, and antiracist/socially-just practice.
Danielle Bowes Joins SOE as Chief Development Officer
Danielle Bowes (SIS ’08), an experienced fundraiser with a dozen years of experience in mission-driven nonprofits and political organizations, became SOE's Chief Development Officer in September. Formerly the Director of Development for the Fairness Project overseeing fundraising for the organization running ballot measure campaigns, she also served as Associate Director of Development at the Brookings Institution. Read more about her.
New Partnership Gives School Counselors Affordable Continuing Education Option
Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference in October
“This is our chance to connect, engage, and learn about the exciting work in the field of language education and in community-based schools,” said Joy Peyton, president of the Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools. Share resources, research-based practices, and build partnerships at the Oct. 7-8 event “The Power and Sustainability of Multilingualism,” either virtually or in Washington, DC.
Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation Doesn’t Solve the Root Problems Facing Borrowers—But It’s a Start
Read this insightful article by SOE's Scholar-In-Residence, Dr. Andre M. Perry, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. "The new plan is a vital recognition from the White House of its power to aid Americans seeking a more prosperous life through higher education. But the systemic deficiencies are too complex to be solved with a simple dollar amount."
Student Fellowships Awarded
Two SOE Students Study Languages Abroad
SOE students Julia Bouchelle and Madeline Crawford are studying abroad this semester after being awarded prestigious Boren Graduate Fellowships. Both earning their Master of Arts in the International Training and Education Program, Crawford is studying Japanese in Kyoto, Japan, and Bouchelle is in Tanzania studying Swahili.
"The fellowship focuses on language learning, and I'm in the intensive Japanese language program at Ritsumeikan University where I take Japanese courses daily," said Crawford. "After completing study abroad, the second part of the fellowship includes using the skills I learned to serve in a US government position related to national security."
"I am in the African flagship language initiative with two months of Kiswahili language study at the University of Florida and four months of Kiswahili language study near Arusha, Tanzania," said Bouchelle. "I will collaborate with an NGO to study sports-based youth development for girls, and then work with the federal government on international education programming."
Sally L. Smith Distinguished Lecture on Dyslexia in the 21st Century
Join us for the inaugural Sally L. Smith Distinguished Lecture Series event featuring Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Bennett Shaywitz, M.D., award-winning co-authors of Overcoming Dyslexia. The lecture is titled "Dyslexia in the 21st Century: Science Bringing Hope to Children Who are Dyslexic," and tickets are $25.
Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference
Register now for "The Power and Sustainability of Multilingualism," with in-person and virtual options. Building partnerships among and across language schools and determining arenas for future action, administrators of community-based heritage language schools; members of the language communities; and leaders in public, private, and charter schools who are interested in working with language schools should register.
Antiracist Administration & School Leadership Certificate Open House
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