University News: Education
News and stories from Marquette featuring the College of Education. For more news, visit the College of Education website.

What is a Marquette educator?

Education, 2014

News release, February 18, 2014

What happens when you spend four years at a place described as having “a soul”? You develop the skill, compassion and grit to stand up and make a difference.

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Behavior Clinic debuting new online course to train practitioners

Marquette Matters, January/February 2014

News release, February 5, 2014

The College of Education’s Behavior Clinic anticipates treating more than 500 children this year, but it still has a significant waiting list of Milwaukee families with young children with serious behavior issues. Dr. Robert Fox, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology and founder of the Behavior Clinic, believes part of the problem is a […]

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Education expert Kara Finnigan among speakers for Marquette University discussion of Milwaukee-area public school enrollment policies

News release, November 15, 2013

Kara Finnigan, a professor at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, will be among the speakers at a discussion of Milwaukee-area public schools’ enrollment policies on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Marquette University Law School, Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Finnigan will provide a national perspective based on her […]

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Marquette University education professor honored with teaching award

News release, June 17, 2013

Dr. Robert Lowe, professor of education policy and leadership at Marquette University, was recently honored with the university’s highest teaching award, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Lowe has demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence with a special emphasis on social justice during his 22 years at Marquette. He studies race, […]

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Best of the best: Teaching Excellence winners shine

Marquette Matters, May 2013

News release, May 9, 2013

Teaching Excellence Awards are the highest teaching honor bestowed upon Marquette faculty members. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues and students for demonstrating excellence as teacher-scholars. Dr. Stephen Franzoi, Dr. Douglas Lobner and Dr. Robert Lowe received the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, and Dr. Richard Jones received the Robert and […]

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K-12 education expert to speak at Marquette about education reform initiatives

News release, March 18, 2013

Peter McWalters, former state of Rhode Island Commissioner of K-12 education, will present this year’s Marquette University College of Education Tommy G. Thompson Lecture Tuesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Monaghan Ballroom, located at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be […]

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Marquette conference will assess charter school movement

News release, March 13, 2013

Marquette University Law School and the Marquette College of Education will host “Charter Schools: Assessing the Present, Looking to the Future,” Wednesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed online, where a […]

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Marquette University to honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 25-27

News release, March 11, 2013

Marquette University will honor 53 accomplished alumni and friends for their personal achievements and support of the university during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 25-27. Short profiles of the honorees, including Alumnus of the Year Donald W. Layden, Jr., Arts ’79, Law ’82, are available on the Alumni National Awards website. The site allows individuals […]

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Marquette University education professor honored by Gov. Walker with prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr., Heritage Award

News release, January 21, 2013

Award was presented in Madison’s Capitol Rotunda in a ceremony today Dr. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education at Marquette University, has been honored today by Gov. Scott Walker with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Heritage Award. The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Heritage Award, which was presented during the State of Wisconsin’s 33rd annual […]

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Celebrating 20 years of increasing literacy in Milwaukee

Marquette Matters, November 2012

News release, November 9, 2012

Twenty years ago, the Ralph C. Hartman Literacy and Learning Center opened its doors to help improve the literacy acquisition of urban children and to strengthen teacher preparation in this critical area. Since then, the Hartman Center, housed within the College of Education, has helped hundreds of Milwaukee children master the core competency of reading.

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Marquette experts available for post-election coverage

News release, November 6, 2012

Faculty available to comment on issues that defined the election From the issues that defined the election and will continue to define politics moving forward – health care, the economy and education – to how to come together after a closely-contested race, Marquette University has a variety of experts available for post-election coverage. Please feel […]

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College of Education to participate in Cristo Rey feasibility study

Marquette Matters, May 2012

News release, August 7, 2012

Marquette University’s College of Education is working to become part of the solution to Milwaukee’s challenging K–12 education landscape. Beginning this summer, Marquette and the Cristo Rey Network will begin a feasibility study for a Cristo Rey high school in Milwaukee. This will be the first time the Cristo Rey Network — comprised of 24 […]

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An interdisciplinary approach to early literacy education

Marquette Matters, Mar. 2012

News release, August 7, 2012

Dr. Kathleen Clark, associate professor of educational policy and leadership, and Dr. Maura Moyle, assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology, were working together on a research grant when they realized that their students have opposite strengths and weaknesses when it comes to literacy education.

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From Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education

Mission Matters, 2012

News release, July 19, 2012

Our mission has always mattered. It mattered for 50 years as a department and nearly 40 more as the School of Education. Now in our fourth year as the College of Education, OUR MISSION MATTERS MORE — more than ever before.

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College of Education news

Mission Matters, 2012

News release, July 19, 2012

Dr. Howard Fuller named among nation’s most powerful educators; college ranked among top schools; events of note.

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Teaching social justice

Mission Matters, 2012

News release, July 19, 2012

In the United States and beyond, students from low-income racial, ethnic and immigrant minority groups often do not have the same educational and life opportunities as their middle class, ethnic majority peers. As a response, teacher educators have regularly asked: What knowledge, skills and dispositions should teachers have to reduce the gap in educational opportunity […]

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Could a Cristo Rey school work in Milwaukee?

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2012

News release, July 18, 2012

The Cristo Rey Network of Catholic, Jesuit high schools has its eyes set on Milwaukee. The network, which operates 24 schools in 17 states, considers Milwaukee a prime location for its 25th school and is partnering with the College of Education on a feasibility study, the first between Cristo Rey and a university.

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Change is the new normal

Mission Matters, 2012

News release, July 16, 2012

The environment for K–12 education is more fluid than it has been in decades. Methods, technology, compensation and accountability are all on the table. What big changes are ahead and what are the best strategies for tackling them? And can educational prospects for children in Milwaukee actually improve during this time of turmoil? Our experts […]

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Where literacy is a family affair

Mission Matters, 2012

News release, July 16, 2012

Hopping off the big yellow school bus, Markesha Harris clutched her mother’s hand. The duo began making their way down the 16th Street sidewalk, off to another afternoon at Marquette’s Hartman Family Literacy Center, where Markesha was newly enrolled in the reading program and her mom, Ydisa Patterson, had just started volunteering.

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Reflections

Mission Matters, 2012

News release, July 16, 2012

A few years ago, to address a class assignment for one of my research classes, a school counseling student examined reading scores at the school where she was completing her practicum experience. She noticed the student scores had remained consistently at the basic or minimal performance levels but was puzzled because the school had a […]

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