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Holy Cross Faculty Member Published in Boston Globe, Researching New Ways to Assess School Quality

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In a co-authored letter published in the Boston Globe, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA), applauded “the effort, led by …

Blog: Moreta ’18 Embraces Rich Argentinian Culture Abroad

10/13/16 by

NAME Visaury Moreta ’18 HOMETOWN Roslindale, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, education studies minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Buenos Aires, Argentina WHY SHE CHOSE ARGENTINA “I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

McFarland Center Events Put Ethical Focus on Election Issues

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross will present lectures this fall that focus an ethical lens on issues that have come to the foreground in the course …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their....

McFarland Center to Present Talks on Faith, Violence, Education and Love

01/21/16 by

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross will bring in special guest lecturers in February for talks on violence and genocide, education and equity, religion and ethics through …

‘American schools are modeled after factories and treat students like widgets. Right? Wrong.’

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, takes over Valerie Strauss’ Washington Post “Answer Sheet” column to look at the truth behind the “factory model” theory and whether school design is really the cause …

‘High School is too old school’

American Public Media’s “Marketplace”

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the reinvention of the American high school in American Public Media’s “Marketplace.” The article discusses the $50 million campaign “XQ: The Super School Project” launched by …

Three Holy Cross Alumni Ordained into Priesthood

Three alumni from the College of the Holy Cross have recently been ordained into the priesthood. Rev. Brent H. Otto, S.J.’01, and Rev. Loren Adam DeLeon, S.J. ’03, have been ordained into the Society of Jesus and Father Alexander Scott …

Senior Spotlight: Liberal Arts Education Connects Science and the Social Sciences for Raven Tukes

05/18/15 by

NAME Raven Tukes HOMETOWN Morrow, Ga. STUDIES Chinese language major, education studies minor BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD), co-chair of the Study Abroad Ambassadors, co-chair of Modern Languages and Literatures Student Advisory Committee, Aptissimi Global Conference …

Tukes ’15 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan

05/18/15 by

Raven Tukes ’15, of Morrow, Ga., has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for the 2015-16 academic year to travel to Kinmen, Taiwan in August to serve as a teaching assistant. Tukes, a Chinese language major with a minor in education …

Postponed: Holy Cross to Host Panel on Urban Education and Accountability

Participants include Superintendent Boone; leaders in the education field

01/26/15 by

Due to inclement weather, the Urban Education Panel tonight at 6 p.m. on campus will be postponed.  We will be in touch with a new date and time once it is available.   The College of the Holy Cross will …

Holy Cross Prof. Publishes Book on National Issues in Urban Education

12/15/14 by

Ericka Fisher, associate professor and chair of the education department at the College of the Holy Cross, has written a book titled “Educating the Urban Race: The Evolution of an American High School,” which was released by Lexington Books on …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Twenty-eight students from the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, on October 26. Alpha Sigma Nu seeks out students at Jesuit institutions of higher learning who …

‘US public schools are better than they’ve ever been’

Vox.com

In a recent interview published by Vox.com, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, reputes the idea that the United States public school education is on the decline.  Instead, Schneider says there has never been …

Holy Cross Welcomes Six New Tenure-Track Faculty, Representing an Array of Academic Disciplines

As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, announced the hiring of six new faculty members in tenure-track positions. “We are delighted that these highly accomplished scholars and teachers are …

‘Making it easier to fire teachers won’t get you better ones’

Los Angeles Times

In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the recent California Superior Court ruling in the Vergara vs. California case. The judge held that “California’s contract …

“Network routers”: a new proposal to put education research into practice

Washington Post

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, recently wrote an article for the Washington Post on the rift between the spheres of educational research and practice. Having proposed different policy ideas in his book, …

‘Not a VA Scandal, But a War Scandal’

Dissent Magazine

In a recent article for Dissent Magazine, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the current issues surrounding the Department of Veteran Affairs. Various VA hospitals have recently been exposed for using unauthorized …

Senior Spotlight: Holy Cross Is Community Where Everyone Matters, Says William Geddes

05/12/14 by

NAME William Geddes HOMETOWN Cumberland, R.I. STUDIES Physics major, education minor, Teacher Education Program, and College Honors Program BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Gateways orientation, club baseball, physics workshop, and tutoring in the Worcester Public Schools. UP NEXT Completing a two-year teaching …

‘Does it pay to obsess on where your kid goes to school?’

The Washington Post

In a recent blog post for the Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet,” Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses parents’ preoccupation with choosing the perfect school for their child. Calling their quests “obsessive” and …