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For Drake alumna, Teacher Appreciation Week praise comes from the top

Teacher Appreciation Week was progressing much like any other for Drake alumna Loan Nguyen. It was the final week of the fall semester at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, and the second-year English and Creative Writing teacher had a long weekend of grading ahead. But on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, Nguyen got the surprise of […]
February 10, 2017

KDP Celebrates Centennial at Drake

ONE HUNDRED YEARS and counting.  The School Of Education (SOE) Chapter of the International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, is celebrating 100 years of Drake University chapter membership.  The School of Education's Epsilon Chapter was the fourth chapter in the nation and has been active since 1917.     KDP was founded in […]
February 8, 2017

Princeton Review names Drake a top university for return on investment

Drake University is among the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid according to The Princeton Review.

February 2, 2017

Group extends accreditation of two M.S. in Counseling specializations

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs has extended its accreditation of two specializations within Drake University’s counseling program.
February 1, 2017

Doctoral Students Win Awards at Conference

The Iowa Educational Research & Evaluation Association (IEREA) held their annual conference, Bridging Research and Practice to Meet Educational Challenges,  last month at the ACT Ferguson Conference Center in Iowa City.  This conference brings together practitioners, faculty and students from around the state to collaborate on innovative educational practices and to share current research.  The […]
January 3, 2017

Student Teachers Celebration

Forty-six teacher education candidates celebrated the completion of a successful student teaching semester on Tuesday, December 13 at Levitt Hall.  Joining them in celebrating were mentor teachers, supervisors, Dean Janet McMahill, Associate Dean Catherine Gillespie, Coordinator of Field Placement, Amy Holderied-Smith, and Director of Student Teaching, Michelle Krogulski. The music education student teachers provided festive […]
December 19, 2016

Faculty Selected to Editorial Advisory Board

Dr. Sally Beisser has been selected to serve on the Teaching For High Potential Editorial Advisory Board for a four-year term as one of 15 educators in gifted education. Her induction took place at the National Association for Gifted Children National Conference (NAGC) in Orlando, Florida.  At this conference, Dr. Beisser presented on "An Early Childhood Assessment Tool to […]
December 19, 2016

Kiplinger’s names Drake University a 2017 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has placed Drake University at No. 39 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2017.
December 16, 2016

Drake University to host fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.
December 15, 2016

Guest Speaker on Legal Developments in Special Education

The School of Education at Drake University is pleased to present a one-day special education conference on February 16 focused on legal developments in the field.  This Special Education Law Conference will feature Dr. Mitch Yell from the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Yell will provide special education updates at the national level as well […]
December 8, 2016

Network for Education Leaders

57 educational leaders from around the state of Iowa were in attendance at the inaugural meeting of the Drake Continual Improvement Network, held on Wednesday, September 21 on-campus at Drake University’s Olmsted Center. Dean Jan McMahill offered a heartwarming welcome to members of the network, followed by an informative keynote by Dr. Patricia Greco, superintendent […]
November 3, 2016

Special Education Professor to Serve as Mediator

Michael Couvillon, Associate Professor of Education, has been invited by the Iowa Department of Education to serve as a Special Education Mediator for the State of Iowa.  Special Education Mediation is intended to diffuse and resolve disagreements between families and school districts on issues related to identification, evaluation and placement before they reach a level requiring […]
October 31, 2016

Adult Literacy Center to celebrate 40 years of service

Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center will celebrate 40 years of service to the community this week with a celebration, during which they will announce a brand new literacy program.
October 25, 2016

Lam receives 2016 Critics’ Choice Book Award

Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education at Drake University, has received a 2016 Critics’ Choice book award for his book titled Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context.
October 12, 2016
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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Drake 135 in nation

The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 135 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.
September 30, 2016