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IU research discussed at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

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More than 100 researchers from Indiana University are discussing research and participating in the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting April 13 to 17 in Vancouver. This news release discusses studies involving racial disparities in school suspensions and expulsions, policy language concerning girls' education, a comparison of teaching practices at historically black colleges and universities and institutions that are primiarily white, and the need for helping students assess conspiracy theory material. Full Story >>

IU School of Education, Peace Corps partner for EFL/ESL Master's International program

Peace Corps

A new partnership of the Indiana University School of Education and the Peace Corps will help fill a global need for well-prepared teachers of English as a Foreign and/or Second Language (EFL/ESL) while allowing the Peace Corps experience to count toward a master's degree. Full Story >>

IU departments co-sponsoring symposium on teaching and learning indigenous languages of Latin America

Serafin Coronel-Molina

For the second time, two units at Indiana University are co-sponsoring the Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America, or STLILLA, focusing on the preservation and promotion of indigenous languages of Latin America. The symposium begins Sunday (Oct. 30) at the University of Notre Dame. Full Story >>

For second consecutive year, Indiana Teacher of the Year is IU School of Education alumna

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The Indiana Department of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett have named Riverview Middle School teacher Melanie Park, who holds two Indiana University School of Education degrees, as Indiana's 2012 Teacher of the Year. Bennett presented Park with the award during a surprise ceremony today (Oct. 10) at her school in Huntington, Ind. Full Story >>

Using drama to teach across the curriculum focus of "Theater in our Schools" conference

Theatre In Our Schools

The second annual "Theatre in our Schools" conference this weekend at Indiana University Bloomington will present a range of sessions offering methods of using drama to teach students young and old. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (April 9) at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Full Story >>

School of Education faculty member selected for prestigious children's literature fellowship

Donna Adomat

The International Youth Library in Munich has selected Donna Adomat, assistant professor in the department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the Indiana University School of Education, for one of its dozen fellowship awards that are presented annually. Adomat will visit Munich for three months to work on a research project using resources of the library. Full Story >>