Category: School of Education

New elementary school breaks ground

June 11, 2012

Today more than 300 East Baltimore students, residents and supporters are expected to join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, other city and state officials and Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new $43 million state-of-the-art elementary school and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center. The event […]

Imagining their new community school

November 14, 2011

On a beautiful fall day last week, students of East Baltimore Community School walked five blocks to the site of their new school building, scheduled to open in August 2013. Students posted their dreams for the future, which were written on 3 x 5 cards, on the fence surrounding the site and performed a ribbon-cutting […]

CSOS moves to School of Education

October 31, 2011

The Center for Social Organization of Schools, a 45-year-old institution that has helped change the landscape of K-12 education nationally, now calls the Johns Hopkins School of Education home. CSOS officially moved on Oct. 21, ending its long and successful relationship with the School of Arts and Sciences. Leadership of CSOS and the School of […]

Envisioning a community-changing school

September 23, 2011

A fledgling K-8 East Baltimore charter school represents a “poignant, vivid, and galvanizing place” for Johns Hopkins University to reaffirm its commitment to the present and future fortunes of the community, said Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels in his remarks Sept. 20 as inaugural speaker for the 2011–2012 Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends […]

First designs to be shown for East Balto. Community School

September 19, 2011

Preliminary designs for the East Baltimore Community School will be presented at two Architecture Open Houses this week: from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the school’s temporary location (1101 N. Wolfe St.) and from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Armstrong Building on the JHMI East Baltimore […]

New teaching track for health professionals

March 28, 2011

For health professionals, the classroom is a familiar place; most undertake six to 11 years of post-secondary education on the path to becoming doctors, nurses, research scientists or public health practitioners. They know blood structure, disease variables and human anatomy, from the skeletal to the nervous system. But can they effectively teach these subjects to the […]

Q&A with School of Education’s David Andrews

December 6, 2010

This is the last in a yearlong series of talks with the leaders of Johns Hopkins’ nine academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory. To see the entire series, go to and click on “Q&A with the Deans and Directors” under the Departments heading. When David Andrews became dean of the School of Education […]

School of Education launches blog for educators

November 8, 2010

The School of Education has introduced a blog for educators— Designed for students, teachers, administrators, policymakers and other interested persons, features articles and opinion pieces addressing policy and legislative proposals at the state and national levels, and practices of interest to teachers. The blog provides a forum where educators can express their thoughts on […]

JHU-built online universe wins AAAS educational award

August 30, 2010

A website that brings the universe into the homes and onto the computer screens of professional and amateur astronomers alike has won a Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, known as SPORE, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Built by a Johns Hopkins University team led by astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander […]

At-risk kids, youth scholar named dean of School of Education

June 21, 2010

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.

School of Education hosts summit on ‘Attention and Engagement in Learning’

April 26, 2010

The Johns Hopkins School of Education Neuro-Education Initiative will host its second annual summit and roundtable discussion on the intersection of brain research and its practical application in schools, at home and in the community. This year’s summit, to be held Wednesday, May 5, at the American Visionary Arts Museum, will explore the topic “Attention […]

Education Dean Fessler to retire; Hardiman named to interim post

January 19, 2010

After postponing, at the request of President Daniels, the planned retirement that he had announced in September 2008, Dean Ralph Fessler of the School of Education will leave his post this month.

SoE hosts discussion on urban high school reform

October 19, 2009

The School of Education is hosting a panel discussion on urban high school reform on Monday, Oct. 26, during which leading practitioners will discuss promising models of high school reform, including those that have grown from university research programs; systemic initiatives, such as the Transformation Schools initiated by Baltimore City Schools CEO Andres Alonso; and reforms piloted by charter schools. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for high school reform in Baltimore City.

SoE review identifies most effective reading interventions

October 5, 2009

One-to-one tutoring by certified teachers and reading specialists is the “gold standard” among interventions for struggling readers, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education.

School of Education partners with Teach for America

August 3, 2009

More than 20 percent of new teachers in Baltimore City for the coming school year are from Teach for America, and many will earn their education degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. The 2009–2010 TFA class is double the previous year’s total and represents Baltimore City School CEO Andres Alonso’s commitment to the […]

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