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‘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

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 …

Holy Cross Prof. Jack Schneider and StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee Host Blog on Education Week

Education Week

In response to the continuously building tension surrounding issues of education reform in America, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, and Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington D.C. public schools and founder …

‘Education panel ponders how to keep good teachers’

Telegram & Gazette

Six College of the Holy Cross alumni in the field of education policy gathered in Rehm Library  for what Telegram & Gazette reporter, Sara Schweiger, called “a passionate exchange of ideas.” Organized by Holy Cross’ assistant professor of education, Jack …

Holy Cross to Host Panel on Education Policy

Six College alumni to participate in discussion

04/01/14 by

The College of the Holy Cross will host a panel on education policy with six alumni who work in the field on Wed., April 9 at 6 p.m. in Rehm Library, Smith Hall. The event is free and open to …

‘If only American teachers were smarter…’

The Washington Post

In a blog post for the Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet,” Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, dispels the common assumption that America needs to recruit smarter teachers from more prestigious schools in order …

Education Professor Explores Connection between Scholarship and Practice in New Book “From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse”

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, has authored a new book, “From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education,” scheduled for release on April 15 by Harvard …

Holy Cross Prof. Part of Live Education Panel on Al Jazeera America

02/24/14 by

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, will be a featured panelist on Al Jazeera America’s “The Stream,” an award-winning, primetime, interactive news-discussion program. The live television program will air tonight, Feb. 24 from …