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Education and the Election: A Conversation With Linda Darling-Hammond

April 22, 2016

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Alverno College honored Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond with the Sister Joel Read Outstanding Educator Award at a ceremony on April 7. The award recognizes educational leaders who have brought significant improvements to education through their leadership, practice and scholarship. It is only the second time anyone has been given this award.

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she launched the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and the School Redesign Network. She served as executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, a blue-ribbon panel whose report, “What Matters Most: Teaching and America’s Future,” was named one of the most influential reports in U.S. education and led to sweeping policy changes affecting teaching and teacher education. She was also named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy over the past decade.

WUWM stopped by to talk with Dr. Darling-Hammond before the award ceremony. You can listen to the story here:

http://wuwm.com/post/education-and-election-conversation-linda-darling-hammond#stream/0

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Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story at Alverno College

April 21, 2016

Alverno College held its 15th annual Holocaust Remembrance Service, featuring survivor Agnes Schwartz. Agnes shared her story of being a hidden child in Hungary, saved by her family’s Christian house keeper. Several local media outlets covered her talk – their stories are below.

http://www.wtmj.com/news/holocaust-survivor-history-cannot-repeat-itself

Math problem facing schools: How to get enough teachers?

April 11, 2016

Alverno College recently honored Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond with the Sister Joel Read Outstanding Educator Award, an award which recognizes educational leaders who have brought significant improvements to education through their leadership, practice and scholarship. While here, Dr. Darling-Hammond spoke with Alan Borsuk of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the issues facing teacher preparation in the U.S.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/math-problem-facing-schools-how-to-get-enough-teachers-b99702267z1-375156631.html

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Mass Incarceration in America

April 10, 2016

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Peg Rauschenberger, interim dean of the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing, appeared on KTI Country to talk about mass incarceration in America and the factors leading to it. You can listen to her interview here:

http://www.wtmj.com/kticountry/kti-shows/kti-new-country-nites/kti-country-connection-for-april-10th

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Alverno teaches a Very Timely Course on Terrorism and the Presidential Election

March 24, 2016

When Professor Russell Brooker set out to teach a course this semester on terrorism and the presidential election, he had no idea just how relevant the class would become. Just a day after the terror attacks in Belgium, FOX 6 visited the class as they discussed events unfolding in Europe, as well as the responses from each of the presidential candidates.

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