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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.


Singing for Science: How the Arts Can Help Students Who Struggle Most

Incorporating the arts—rapping, dancing, drawing—into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University.

Christopher Morphew Named Dean of Education

Christopher C. Morphew, an experienced academic leader and prominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education, has been appointed dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

JHU Policy Institute to Discuss Maryland Statewide Test Results

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and area educators will hold a forum next month to discuss Baltimore and Maryland results on the new Partnership for Assessments for College and Careers (PARCC) high school assessment test.

Johns Hopkins Researcher Contributes to White House Initiative on School Absenteeism

The Obama administration is enlisting help from the Johns Hopkins University in a just-announced initiative to reduce chronic absenteeism in public schools by at least 10 percent a year.

Johns Hopkins To Launch Education Policy Institute

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education, the nation’s number one ranked graduate school of education, will open a policy institute this summer to translate rigorous research into a prominent force for change, to initiate research projects and to analyze important issues in public forums.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Henderson-Hopkins School Ribbon Cutting

An opportunity for media to visit and tour Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, the first new public school building in East Baltimore in more than 20 years.

New York City Finds Success in Cutting Chronic Absenteeism in School

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.

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.

Johns Hopkins education researcher Robert Balfanz receives White House honor

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.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education launches interdisciplinary PhD program

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.

Ceremonial Groundbreaking of New Elementary School and Early Childhood Center 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.

Andrews Named Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Education

David W. Andrews, a distinguished scholar who has dedicated his career to improving academic and behavioral outcomes for at-risk children and youth, has been named dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

David W. Andrews: Abbreviated curriculum vitae

EDUCATION 1983 Ph.D. Florida State University – Child Development 1980 M.S. Kansas State University – Child Development 1977 B.A. Auburn University – Psychology PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  The Ohio State University (1995-Present):     1996 -Present Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, College of Education and Human Ecology. Participate as graduate faculty member with responsibilities […]