Mentors, wake-up calls to students, incentives and weekly “student success” meetings led by principals, helped New York City significantly cut chronic absenteeism in schools, according to a new report by the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University
This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.
Success for All Foundation Announces Partnership with Sesame Workshop to Pilot Sesame Street Content In Homes and Preschool Classrooms
The Home Links and preschool elements of the formative research and content testing effort will be piloted in schools and homes across the U.S. during the 2013-14 school year. The pilots will take place in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD; New Orleans; Steubenville, OH; Bessemer, AL; and Corbin and Barbourville, KY.
Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens, a paid summer internship program, aims to give city high school students from low-income communities a head start in science careers by exposing them to the thrills of university-level bio-medical lab work.
More than 100 Baltimore City Public middle and high school students will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the first Baltimore City VEX Robotics Championship, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Newton White Athletic Center on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.
More than a dozen student teams from the Baltimore area will bring small autonomous robots to compete in various events during the competition, organized by Johns Hopkins graduate students from the university’s Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics. Contest events include slalom racing, mystery maze navigation, “tumor” detection, robot dancing and innovative use.
The Johns Hopkins University and Waverly Elementary/Middle School have partnered to teach young students about the benefits of healthy eating and regular exercise through a program called Food as Medicine. A special program event, the Safari of Health Fair, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the school on 701 E. 34th St. Baltimore, MD 21218.
Waiting until college to attract minority students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields may be too late. But mentoring in the sciences at the high school level can help influence gifted minority students to pursue scientific careers, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins.
Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, is among 10 education leaders named White House “Champions of Change” for their commitment to furthering education among African Americans.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education will launch a new full-time doctor of philosophy in education program in fall 2013, offering full tuition and a $25,000 annual stipend to eight PhD candidates in the inaugural class.
Benjamin Carson, an internationally renowned physician and director of pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed president of the board of the East Baltimore Community School Inc., effective Dec. 1. The board manages the operation of the Elmer A. Henderson School: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School – formerly known as the East Baltimore Community School (EBCS).
The Johns Hopkins School of Education will host a panel discussion about Maryland’s new statewide curriculum. The forum, “Ready or Not: Here Comes Common Core,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 in Mason Hall Auditorium on the university’s Homewood campus.
How often do your child’s classmates go to school? Whether fellow students show up for class matters more than you think, especially if your son or daughter is in middle school, according to Robert Balfanz, a research professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Katrina M. Foster, a graduate of the Baltimore City Public Schools and Teach for America, has been selected as the new principal of the East Baltimore Community School (EBCS), a K-8 charter school that has become the centerpiece of redevelopment efforts in East Baltimore.
More than 300 East Baltimore students, residents and others will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, city and state officials, and Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels today for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new $43 million state-of-the-art elementary school and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center.
New Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Scholarship Program Gives Gifted, Rural Students Challenging Summer Courses
Everyone needs a place where they feel like they belong. But when you are a smart kid living in a rural area, finding classes and cultural opportunities, libraries and labs, and teachers and peers to inspire and engage you, can be difficult. Rural Connections, a new scholarship program launched this summer by The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY), addresses this need.
On Saturday, May 5, about 90 Maryland high school and middle school students, mostly working in teams, will enter their small robots in Johns Hopkins Robo-Challenge 2012, a series of competitive events, including a mechanical dance contest.
Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Education Industry Association Form Strategic Partnership
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the Education Industry Association have announced a partnership building on their individual strengths in educational instruction and reform.
Nobel Prize winning physicist who is Associate Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will deliver the Robert Resnick Lecture at The Johns Hopkins University at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Carl Wieman, who has conducted extensive research in atomic and laser physics and who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 for the creation of a new form of matter known as “Bose-Einstein condensation,” will present “Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Methods of Science to Teach Science” in Schafler Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Shaping the Future series, which examines critical issues in education, will host a panel of nationally recognized experts to discuss education reform in the United States. The forum, “Future Directions in Education: What will work best for students?” will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the university’s Homewood campus.