When Erin Castleberry was an undergraduate at the University of Southern California (USC), she wanted to become a marriage and family therapist. She had always been interested in the way the brain works and the ways people interact with one another, how their biology affects relationships. She majored in interpersonal communications, with a minor in sociology.
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After Rebecca Penniman sold the environmental testing business that she had owned and operated for seven years, she had what she called “this funny moment where I was completely free to decide what my next career choice would be.”
A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Education has revealed that chronic absenteeism is a problem in almost every school district in the country, but that half the chronically absent students in the nation are concentrated in just 4 percent of school districts.
One of the most important civil rights issue of our time is eliminating the excellence gap that keeps highly talented low-income students from achieving at the same level as their middle-income peers, argued panelists at a forum on “Why the Excellence Gap Matters for Civil Rights” hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.
David Steiner, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, has been appointed to a two-year term on the state Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.
The Johns Hopkins School of Education will convene some of the nation’s leading researchers and policymakers, including United States Secretary of Education John King, to examine the legacy of the Equality of Educational Opportunity Report (EEOR) during a two-day conference in October.
Sheldon Greenberg, a professor in the Division of Public Safety Leadership, led a discussion in June on the need to restructure police recruiting and selection practices at a White House briefing on Advancing 21st-Century Policing.
Thirteen faculty members from a variety of disciplines joined the Johns Hopkins School of Education community on July 1.
An education policy expert told 200 doctoral students at the 2016 EdD orientation in August that if they want to influence educational practice, they have to pay attention to politics.