Events Archives

Fri Nov 18, 2011

Educational Innovation and the Law

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Location: Eck Hall of Law, Room 1170 (Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom)

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Governor Chris Christie, the 55th and current Governor of New Jersey, will serve as the keynote speaker at this symposium hosted by the Notre Dame Law Review. The event will consider a wide range of legal issues related to education, including the education gap, school choice, charter schools, labor issues, and the effect of the current state and local fiscal crisis on public education. Two panels of legal scholars will present and discuss issues surrounding educational innovation and the law.

Mon Sep 26, 2011

The Architect: Radical Education Reform for the 21st Century

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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The 2011–12 Notre Dame Forum begins with an interactive address led by Jeb Bush, Florida’s former governor and founder of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Gov. Bush will address the dramatically changing landscape of K–12 education, as well as how the Notre Dame community can play a vital role in providing vision and leadership in crafting a vibrant education sector for all children.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will introduce Bush.

Wed Sep 28, 2011

The Conversation: Developing the Schools Our Children Deserve

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Notre Dame welcomes four of the most prominent voices in K–12 education reform for an honest conversation on the extraordinary challenges and opportunities facing our nation’s schools and schoolchildren.

This event will feature the following participants:

  • Bishop Gerald Kicanas, bishop of the Diocese of Tucson and chair of Catholic Relief Services
  • Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America
  • Juan Rangel, CEO of Chicago’s United Neighborhood Organization
  • Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers

Professor David Campbell, founding director of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for American Democracy and Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, will serve as moderators for this panel, which will examine issues of educational innovation and reform—as well as the unique role that Notre Dame can and must play in effecting systemic and sustainable improvements in the way we educate our children.

Fri Oct 7, 2011

Teaching and the Future of Education

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Location: Carole Sandner Hall, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Kevin Skelly, Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, will speak to the Notre Dame community about teaching and the future of education. Event is free.

Sponsored by Educlub, with a reception sponsored by Education, Schooling and Society (ESS) to follow.

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Mon Oct 24, 2011

Wed Oct 26, 2011

Screening: American Teacher

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Location: Geddes Hall Basement, University of Notre Dame

Screening of the film American Teacher, sponsored by Educlub.

Event is free and open to the public.

About the film

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Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system — the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across our country. More

Fri Dec 2, 2011

The Incoherence of Federal Education Policy

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Location: The McGlinn Room, 2nd Floor, 210 IEI Building

Presenter: Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) Law School. From 1999 to 2002 he was the national education columnist of The New York Times

Fri Mar 9, 2012

Special Interest: Teacher Unions & America's Public Schools

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Location: Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

Terry Moe, the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, will speak at this meeting of the Mellon-ISLA Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Workshop. To RSVP for any in the series of talks on “The Political Economy of K-12 Education Reform,” please contact Michael Hartney at mhartney@nd.edu. This series on education from the perspectives of the political science and economics disciplines is supported by Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA

Mon Mar 26, 2012

Henkels Lecture Series: Pauline Lipman

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Pauline Lipman is Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education, University of Illinois-Chicago. Her research focuses on race and class inequality in schools, globalization and urban development, and the political economy and cultural politics of race in urban education. She is the author of Race, Class, and Power in School Restructuring and Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform

Mon Feb 20, 2012

Henkels Lecture Series: Suzanne Wilson

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

“Teacher Preparation in an Era of Reform” is the title for a lecture by Suzanne Wilson, the University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is also director of the Center for the Scholarship of Teaching at MSU’s College of Education. Her work spans several areas, including teacher learning, teacher knowledge, and the connection between education policy and teacher practice. Her current research focuses on developing sound measures to track what teachers learn in teacher preparation. This lecture is sponsored by the Henkels Lecture Series, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA

Tue Mar 27, 2012

Re-Imagining Education: South Bend Area Perspectives

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Location: McKenna Center

A panel of educational leaders in the South Bend area will stimulate discussions about issues that have emerged during the Notre Dame Forum and how to view them from a local perspective. Four school principals (Deb Martin of McKinley Primary Center, Karla Lee of Edison Intermediate Center, John Kennedy of New Tech High School, and Darice Austin-Phillips of Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy) will engage in a panel discussion, accompanied by local organizations, teachers, and principals sharing their stories through poster presentations in the lobby, plus heavy hors d’oeurves. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Local educators and parents are especially encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by the Education, Schooling, and Society academic minor program.

Mon Feb 6, 2012

CREO Seminar: Thomas DiPrete on Peers & the Gender Gap

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Location: 310 Jordan Hall of Science

Thomas DiPrete, professor of sociology at Columbia University, will speak on “Peers and the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement.” DiPrete is co-director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality. He has published widely on the institutional determinants of trends in the process of status attainment. Among other areas, his research also concerns the socioeconomic life course—how it is affected by welfare state policies, labor market structure, and family dynamics. The event is free and open to the public.…

Tue Apr 10, 2012

Diane Ravitch: "Is There a Crisis in Public Education?"

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Location: McCartan Courtroom, Notre Dame Law School

diane_ravitchThe Notre Dame Forum will host Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University and a distinguished historian of education, for an address on Tuesday, April 10. Prof. Ravitch, who is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., is the author of ten books and editor of 14 others. Her most recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, is a national bestseller. She has served in education-related posts in the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. Prof. Ravitch was born in Houston and attended public schools there. She graduated from Wellesley College and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her talk at 7 pm in Notre Dame Law School’s McCartan Courtroom will be followed by a reception. The address is open to the public, with first come, first served seating.

Tue Feb 28, 2012

Michael Flanagan, Michigan's top schools official

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Location: Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

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flanagan_eventMichael Flanagan, the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Michigan and a graduate of Notre Dame, will present an address as part of the Notre Dame Forum series on re-imagining K-12 education. His topic will be “Education Reform-mongering: A Practitioner’s Perspective.” This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the implications of education reform policies from a leader in the field. Mr. Flanagan directs the Michigan Department of Education, chairs the State Board of Education, and advises the Governor and the state legislature regarding public education in Michigan. His talk will begin at 9:00am in Remick Commons in Carole Sandner Hall and will be followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public with first come, first served seating.…

Wed Feb 15, 2012

Greater Good Series: Transformational Leadership in Teaching

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Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

sasiyanbi_160x187This event in the Greater Good series at the Mendoza College of Business features Susan Asiyanbi, executive vice president of the teacher preparation, support, and development team at Teach for America. She will engage attendees in a discussion of the broad work of Teach for America’s mission—to build a movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting promising future leaders.Ms. Asiyanbi will chronicle her journey to leadership at Teach for America, and she will share insights from the organization’s work. Advance registration is requested for this event at http://webapp.business.nd.edu/greatergood/.…

Tue Feb 14, 2012

CREO Seminar: Effects of Full-Day Kindergarten

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Location: Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

Chloe Gibbs, researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago, will present “Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Full-day Kindergarten." The event is free and open to the public.…

Mon Apr 30, 2012

John Merrow, Education Journalist: "Scared Sleepless--Schooling in the Age of Accountability"

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Location: Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

johnmerrowevent2John Merrow will be the guest speaker in the semester’s capstone CREO Seminar, with a talk titled “Scared Sleepless: Schooling in the Age of Accountability.” Merrow is a nationally recognized journalist who provides insightful, in-depth coverage of education issues as head of the nonprofit production company, Learning Matters. He and his team produce reports for PBS

Mon Apr 23, 2012

Paternal Incarceration and Child School Readiness

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Location: Flanner Hall #1024

Anna Haskins, CREO Research Visitor and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a talk, “Unintended Consequences of Mass Imprisonment: Effects of Paternal Incarceration on Child School Readiness” at this CREO Seminar event.…

Tue Jun 12, 2012

Reimagining Education: Forum on K-20 STEM Education

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Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Leading experts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education from around the country will join with local practitioners for a one-day event on June 12 focusing on recent developments in K-20 pedagogy in these fields. There will be special attention to K-12 contexts. The morning will consist of two panel discussions featuring international experts in science and math education, respectively, as well as award-winning local teachers. The afternoon will consist of break-out discussions focused on relevant issues and practical applications in science and math education. This ND Forum event will be relevant for many audiences as it explores the impact of recent policy, research in science and math education, and the practical aspects of teaching these disciplines. Professional Growth Points can be earned by attendees. The event is free of charge. Register now. Sign-in begins at 8:15 am. The program spans 9 am to 4 pm and is followed by a reception for attendees. SEE