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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
Magnolia Old Main FEATURE

Drake third in Midwest in U.S. News 2017 rankings

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among universities in the Midwest.
September 13, 2016

Faculty Publish Research on Health

Sally Beisser, Professor of Education and Randal Peters, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration have an accepted publication in the  November/December  National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) entitled “Here’s to Your Health: Recommendations for Becoming a Healthy School Leader." They have a follow up R & R for "The Mindful Principal: Recommendations for Becoming a Healthy School […]
September 12, 2016

Wanda Everage Symposium a Success

The Wanda Everage Academic Success Symposium, sponsored by Nationwide and the Drake University School of Education, designed to help students of color overcome challenges as they prepare for college, took place in August at the Olmstead Center on Drake University’s campus. The inaugural event included daily activities starting on Sunday, August 7 and culminating on Friday, […]
September 2, 2016

Bruinekool elected to National Council on Rehabilitation Education

Matt Bruinekool, assistant professor of counseling education in the Drake University School of Education, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
August 22, 2016

Alumna Honor

Alumna, Mary C. Brooks has brought to life a new children's program at the West Des Moines Public Library.  Mary earned three degrees from Drake University.  In 1974, she earned a BFA in Speech and Communications.  In 1979, she earned an MSE in Educational Administration and earned another MSE degree in 1985 in Curriculum and Instruction.   […]
August 3, 2016

Drake to host 50 Des Moines-area students for Wanda Everage Academic Success Symposium

Fifty Des Moines-area teenagers will participate in a week-long symposium to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college. They’ll hear from experts uniquely qualified to speak on the topic—including their classmates.
August 2, 2016

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Hodgkinson named executive secretary of AATC Executive Council

Todd Hodgkinson, assistant professor of secondary education, recently was named executive secretary of the Executive Council of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC).
May 13, 2016