Posts Tagged: Boston College

New Amendment: Quality Ed as a Constitutional Right

Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools; Theresa Perry, Robert Moses, Lisa Delpit, Ernesto Cortes Jr., Joan T. Wynne, editors; Beacon Press Books; 2010; Paperback $16 Quality Education as a Constitutional Right offers a provocative look at the continued disconnect between the rhetoric of reform and the facts of the real world. Statis...

Comings and Goings: They’d Rather Be in Philadelphia?

Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studies associate director Paul E. Harrington moved to Philadelphia-based Drexel University. Harrington has been a frequent contributor to NEJHE and to NEBHE events****Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., will also leave leave Boston for Philly, departing as dean of Boston College's Lynch School of Education to become the 27th president of Saint Joseph'...

Amid Focus on Science Literacy and Business Ed, Liberal Arts Blossoms

"Science courses belong in the liberal arts curriculum for the benefit of both science and non-science majors."That's one of the main findings in a study released by the Cambridge, Mass.-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Science and the Educated American: A Core Component of Liberal Education warns that the pace of scientific and technological change means all adults should be prepared ...

NE Campuses Wearing Green on 2011 College Sustainability Report Card

The College Sustainability Report Card 2011 is out today, revealing the profiles of 322 schools and their sustainability policies. The fifth edition of the report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute assesses 52 indicators, ranging from green initiatives to recycling programs, and uses an A to F letter-grading system to evaluate different colleges and universities nationwide.Some New England ca...

Brandeis, UConn Among NE Campuses Making Prez Moves

Brandeis University trustees named George Washington University Law School dean Frederick M. Lawrence to succeed Jehuda Reinharz as Brandeis president, beginning after Jan. 1, 2011. Lawrence became dean of the GWU Law School in 2005, after nearly two decades teaching at the Boston University School of Law.University of Connecticut trustees appointed Philip E. Austin to serve as interim president...