Mary Ellen Lewis

Alumna Appointed to Run Reading Program

The co-chair of a panel advising the State of Maryland on the redesign of elementary-level reading courses has been named the faculty lead for the Master of Science in Reading program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

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Rachel Noble provided mental health counseling to young Ugandans during an eight-day mission with the Medical Missions Foundation.

Pressed Into Caregiving Early, Rachel Noble Relishes the Role

Rachel Noble was a caregiver not long after learning how to read.

“From the age of about 5, I cooked the food, I went to the grocery store, I did the laundry,” she said, describing a weekend ritual she performed well into her teens for her grandmother. “No one asked me to do it. I just wanted to do it. I just wanted to help.”

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Steve Sheldon

Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of Home Visits

A Johns Hopkins School of Education researcher will examine the effectiveness of parent-teacher home visits in four major urban school districts as part of a two-year study conducted by the national nonprofit Parent Teacher Home Visits.

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Presentation Explores Traits of Multicultural Competence

Multicultural competency rests on an intuitive recognition that cultural competence is not a mastery of a specific set of culturally appropriate skills, but an openness to understanding the experience of another who is culturally different, said Aparna Ramaswamy in a recent presentation on Cultivating Multicultural Counseling Competence.

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Emily Yanisko

Research Shows Teacher Expectations a Barrier to Math Instruction

The expectations that teachers held of their middle school students is a barrier in their planning and implementation of high-quality mathematics instruction, according to a study by a Johns Hopkins School of Education researcher in the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.

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Lynne Battaglia

For This Judge, Empathy is Good Medicine

If you were to ask Lynne Battaglia, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge, to name the essential qualities of a good judge, she’d most likely say experience, judicial temperament and a nuanced understanding of the law.

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