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Free Showing At the Fleur Cinema

There will be a free showing of Paper Tigers on December 2 from 1:15-3:15 at the Fleur Cinema.  Bringing this film to Des Moines is a joint endeavor between Des Moines Public Schools’ Roosevelt High School and Drake University’s School of Education.   The film illuminates the situations that adversely affect students’ ability to perform in […]
November 12, 2015

Leuwerke co-authors college success textbook

Wade Leuwerke, aassociate professor of education, recently published a textbook on college student success along with colleagues at Xavier University and the University of Utah.
October 30, 2015

Professor Elected to Board of Directors

Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp, Associate Professor of Education, was recently elected to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association Board of Directors.   The ITAG website identified the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG) as "a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization which was organized more than 40 years ago with a vision that gifted and talented children in the State […]
October 22, 2015

STEM Festival Success

The South Central Iowa STEM hub, housed at Drake University, partnered with DMACC Ankeny to host a STEM festival for students in third through eighth grade.  The event took place Monday night, October 19 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny campus. There were 181 exhibitors providing a wide range of activities with […]
October 20, 2015

School of Education Graduates Make a Difference in Ghana

Two School of Education graduates have made their home in Ghana.  Mary Stang, BSE '15 and Anna Suminski, BSE '15 are moving to the village of Askiuma to help locals get the school up and running.  They are working with Kingdom Cares Community School.  The KCC School recently opened in January, 2015 and has over […]
October 12, 2015

TECH Talks Scheduled

The doctoral class, Technology and Leadership, will be putting on TECH Talks from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 17 in the Sussman Theater on Drake University's campus. These TECH Talks are modeled after the popular TED Talks though the focus will be specifically on technology and leadership. Each talk will be 10 minutes […]
October 8, 2015

SOE Graduate Speaks at Parents Weekend

Parents and Family Weekend is an annual opportunity to showcase Drake to family and friends.  Students can connect with family members, introduce them to new friends and show what Drake University has to offer.  Families can experience everything from athletics to improv, cookouts to live music. This year, as part of the festivities, Kate Evans of […]
October 6, 2015

Kevin Lam publishes book on youth gangs and colonialism

Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, published "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."
October 5, 2015

The only constant is change

A middle school principal and Drake alumnus explains how to succeed in a dynamic teaching environment.
October 5, 2015

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University will hold volunteer tutor training sessions on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave.
September 18, 2015

Benefit concert to hit high note for literacy

Three musical groups comprised of Drake University students and faculty members will perform a benefit concert in support of literacy education.
September 10, 2015
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Drake University ranks third in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among Midwest master’s institutions.
September 9, 2015

Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development

Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
August 28, 2015

Learning to Teach in Kuwait

Kendra Glider, ED’10, taught for four years in Kuwait. Her rich experiences with the warm, caring people of the Middle East have driven her back, as she begins teaching in Oman this fall.
June 30, 2015

Drake forges innovative degree partnership with Des Moines Public Schools

Drake University has formed an innovative partnership with Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) that will allow some teachers to pursue a master's degree at little or no cost.
June 17, 2015