D. Watkins, an author and School of Education alumnus, writes about his hometown in The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in Baltimore. A collection of 23 essays with titles, such as “We’re all Freddy Gray,” “Cops are Terrorists in Our Neighborhoods” and “Black Clergy Crises,” Watkins describes what it’s like to grow up black in Baltimore. Watkins, who earned a master’s degree in education in 2011, was profiled in a recent article in the Baltimore Sun.
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A project to boost school performance for low-income children in Baltimore schools through social, class and racial integration in schools has been launched with a $50,000 grant from the university’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.
A new study by a Johns Hopkins School of Education researcher is challenging the conventional notion that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools.
Five full-time promotion track professors, as well five visiting scholars, have joined the School of Education faculty this fall. The new research and clinical academicians brings the total SOE full-time faculty to 55.
The Green & Healthy Homes Initative (GHHI) held its back-to-school event at the Henderson-Hopkins K-8 School where U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro announced a grant of $4 million from the Department of Housing and Community Development to Baltimore City to protect children from lead-based paint and other safety hazards in 230 City homes. According to Ruth Ann Norton, GHHI President and CEO, “we want to make sure that children live in safe and healthy homes.” The theme for the gathering at Henderson-Hopkins was “Heathy Homes Makes Healthy Readers.”
Deputy Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis had planned to take off Wednesday (July 8) to spend the day catching up on some needed home repair chores. Instead, he received a call to report to work. At 4:00 p.m. he was in the Mayor’s ceremonial office being sworn in as the new Interim Baltimore City Police Commissioner. Davis earned his master’s in management from the School of Education’s Division of Public Safety Leadership (PSL) in 2013.
At the School of Education Society of Excellence Awards dinner last Friday evening, Dean Andrews thanked faculty, staff, students and alumni for their hard work in helping the school achieve the #1 ranking.
More than 400 graduates heard Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell offer his congratulations for choosing a profession where they could make a difference and encouragement to go on to give hope to those who feel they have none.
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels and Provost Robert Lieberman recently announced the reappointment of Dean Andrews to a second five-year term. Calling him an “ Exemplary university citizen and colleague, the two officials said they were delighted Andrews will be part of the university and School of Education for the next five years” See full letter below.
The Maryland chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced at their September meeting that the new Henderson-Hopkins School received an Excellence in Design Award as the public building of the year.