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Teacher Education Program Engages Students Through Collaboration Across Disciplines

Connections

In the February issue of Connections, an online publications of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Heather Johnson, director of the Teacher Education Program at the College of the Holy Cross, writes about the program’s collaborative partnerships on and …

‘Better ways to grade public schools’

In a recent opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, adds insight to the seemingly unsolvable question of the best evaluation of public schools.  With recent pushes …

Ericka Fisher Profiled in Holy Cross Magazine’s Fall Issue

Ericka Fisher ’96, a native of Worcester, returned to Holy Cross after studying counseling and social justice at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Drawn by Holy Cross’ mission for social justice, Fisher returned to express her desire to help …

‘Find your dream school’

Boston Globe

When Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, began experimenting with the Boston Globe’s “Dreamtown Finder,” he had no idea the path he was headed down. After recognizing that the methodology of determining educational …

Four Holy Cross Students Awarded Scholarships to Pursue Teaching Careers

Four students at the College of the Holy Cross—William J. Geddes ’14, Matthew D. McCormick ’14, Michelle McGahan ’15 and Megan K. Norton ‘15—have been honored with Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the scholarship encourages …

‘What’s missing from education policy debate’

In a recent opinion piece for the Washington Post, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and a former high school teacher, emphasized a key element that has been missing from U.S. education policy …

‘Tweets from the Ivory Tower’

Inside Higher Ed

In a recent editorial in Inside Higher Ed, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discussed the implications of social media, especially Twitter. At first reluctant to join the 140-characters-per-transmission web application, Schneider has …

Blog: Chin ’14 Spends Summer Organizing Volunteer Drive for United Way of Worcester

NAME Lauren Chin ’14 HOMETOWN Arlington, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major with education minor WHERE SHE’S INTERNING United Way of Central Massachusetts as the Day of Caring program assistant. Day of Caring is an annual volunteer drive where more …

‘Minority teachers remain rare’

Telegram & Gazette

Jennifer Guzman ’11, a teacher at Nativity School of Worcester, chose her career because the hands-on experience in the Holy Cross Teacher Education Program won her over. But that wasn’t always the case. The psychology major, from Lawrence, Mass., tells …

Holy Cross Teacher Education Program to Offer New Ninth Semester Option

Students to teach in Worcester classrooms beginning fall 2014

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The Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the College of the Holy Cross will debut a new program that will allow students enrolled in the TEP to complete their student teaching requirement in a “Ninth Semester Option.” “This program is a …

Three Holy Cross Students Awarded Scholarships to Pursue Teaching Careers

Three students at the College of the Holy Cross—William J. Geddes ’14, Matthew D. McCormick ’14, and Zachary R. Kenny ’13—have been honored with Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the scholarship encourages talented students in …

Blog: Asante ’16 Finds Out What Inspires So Much Alumni Loyalty at Holy Cross

NAME Inez Asante ’16 HOMETOWN Plainsboro, N.J. STUDIES Political science with educational studies minor and Africana studies concentration WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “During an alumni interview, my interviewer talked about how 25 of his Holy Cross classmates had attended his …

Holy Cross Sophomore Raises $16,000 for DEAF, Inc.

Ever since her middle school jazz band played a concert at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Nina Batt ’15 has been interested in deaf culture and American Sign Language. Now, as a sophomore at the College of the …

Holy Cross Junior Awarded Scholarship to Pursue Teaching Career in Urban Areas

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Zachary Kenny, a member of the class of 2013 and a mathematics major in the Teacher Education Program at the College of the Holy Cross, has been awarded the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Supported by a National Science Foundation grant …

Holy Cross Senior Brings Sleep Education Program to Worcester

Classroom lesson inspires psychology major to increase awareness of sleep benefits

Christina Kyriakos’ interest was piqued as soon as she heard about a children’s sleep education program that psychology professor Amy Wolfson mentioned in her Sleep and Behavior course. The psychology major, who conducts sleep research with Wolfson and Gregory DiGirolamo, …

Math Major Awarded Scholarship to Pursue Teaching Career

Scholar-athlete O’Leary ’11 receives inaugural Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

Kerrin O’Leary ’11, a mathematics major in the Teacher Education Program, has been awarded Holy Cross’ first ever Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the scholarship encourages talented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

Holy Cross Receives Grant to Work with Worcester Area Schools

Local math teachers to reap benefits of workshops

WORCESTER, Mass. – The department of mathematics and computer science and the education department received a three-year $240,000, Improving Teacher Quality grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.  The grant will allow the College to conduct workshops that will …