Johns Hopkins School of Education celebrates its first decade

Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education will celebrate its first decade of achievement and the university’s century-long commitment to developing education leaders on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.

The two-hour event, “Celebrating a Decade, Honoring a Century,” will feature remarks by JHU President Ronald J. Daniels and Christopher Morphew, the new dean of the School of Education, as well as reflections from experts on the state of education and the school’s role in national education reform.

Speakers include:

  • 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, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Education
  • Leila Warraich, a candidate for a degree in clinical mental health counseling

The event includes a slideshow showcasing burgeoning areas of education, innovative faculty projects and research, and student and alumni work that demonstrates the school’s impact on society, as well as a six-minute video tracing the school’s past and featuring commentary by faculty, students, and alumni.

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 for 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 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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