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School of Education celebrates its 10th year

Event also honors Hopkins' pioneering role in training education leaders
Posted September 18, 2017

School of Education faculty, students, and alumni reflect on the school's impact in the past and into the future.


Members of the Johns Hopkins community gathered September 17th to celebrate the School of Education's first decade of achievement and the university's century-long commitment to developing education leaders.

The two-hour event, "Celebrating a Decade, Honoring a Century," featured remarks by President Ronald Daniels and Dean Christopher Morphew, along with reflections by a number of experts on the state of education and the School of Education's role in national education reform.

"I think the accomplishments of the School of Education in its first 10 years are extraordinary," said Morphew. "And I'm incredibly enthusiastic about what we can accomplish together in the future."

Other featured speakers included Jason Botel, acting assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education; Nancy Grasmick, former Maryland superintendent of schools and current National Advisory Committee member; Stephen Morgan, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Education; and Leila Warraich, a candidate for a degree in clinical mental health counseling.

In addition to the School of Education, the following affiliated centers and programs are celebrating anniversaries: the Center for Social Organization of Schools (50th); Center for Technology in Education (20th); Baltimore Educational Research Consortium (10th); Intelligence Analysis (10th); Doctor of Education (5th); Doctor of Philosophy (5th); and Teach for America (5th).

In its earliest days, the school was defined by its community outreach — primarily to urban communities — and creative, part-time programs. This mission paved the way for expanded offerings to business and technology professionals, as well as to partnerships with the region's business, education, and governmental communities. By 1947, the school's part-time programs were consolidated into McCoy College, later known as the Evening College and Summer Session.

The school was renamed the School of Continuing Studies in 1984, and the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education in 1999. In addition to being one of the oldest academic units of the university, the school was the first Homewood unit to enroll female undergraduates. In 2007, a gift from Trustee Emeritus William Polk Carey established the Carey Business School, leading to the creation of the School of Education.

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