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The Johns Hopkins School of Education has moved up 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of “Best Graduate Schools, Education” to No. 7 and received high marks in the two specialty areas of education policy and curriculum and instruction.

Since it was established as a standalone unit in 2007, the School of Education has been recognized every year by U.S. News & World Report as a top 20 graduate school of education. In nine of those years, including the current (2020) rankings, the school has appeared in the top 10. 

The School of Education also ranked highly in two education specialty areas: education policy (19) and curriculum and instruction (23). Based solely on nominations by education school deans and deans of graduate studies, these scores mark the highest such ratings for the school since its inception. Schools listed by the publication in each specialty area must have received at least seven nominations. Peer assessment scores rose among education deans (from 3.8 to 4.0) and professional education administrators (from 4.3 to 4.5).

“It is gratifying that the publication’s editors, as well as many of our colleagues and peers across the country, have again recognized our research and programs as among the nation’s best,” says School of Education Dean Christopher Morphew. “The ranking methodology weighed academic selectivity, research productivity, institutional reputation, and other factors, but I am most proud of the real impact we are making where it counts: pointing the way toward evidence-based solutions to important issues and training the nation’s most effective education leaders.”

The school shares the No. 7 spot with two other institutions, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University. In compiling the list, the publication surveyed 392 and ranked 258 schools of education granting doctoral degrees in fall 2018 and early 2019.

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