Author Archive | Sean Burns

Join the CODC Conversation

The SOE’s Committee on Diversity and Civility (CODC) meets  the first Monday of the month and often wraps up its meetings with a discussion of a video clip or an article with a diversity or civility related focus.   At the April meeting, the CODC members viewed and had a great discussion of the video clip Gender Equality, The Right Thing to Do.

We want you to join the conversation by viewing the clip and initiating  your own discussion with friends and colleagues.   The  CODC would also like to hear your thoughts about the topic of gender equality.   You’re welcome to share your thoughts by emailing Comments left on this post will also be shared with the CODC members.


Imagine: Henderson Hopkins and the new model for education

Conveying the concept of a transformative model of education in simple ways to multiple audiences is difficult, so the School of Education has partnered with Storyfarm for the above animation, which breaks down the vision for the Henderson Hopkins K-8 school and early childhood center in East Baltimore.

Learn more about the school and center, which are under construction and expected to open in the fall of 2013, by watching the video and visiting


Baltimore Sun Op-Ed: Three steps for school reform in 2013

This Op-ed appears in the Baltimore Sun. It was penned by SOE’s James Campbell

Education policy wasn’t a significant issue in the 2012 presidential election, but it needs to be one in 2013. Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with public education, and no small wonder: studies continue to show that our schools, once the envy of the world, have fallen to the middle of the pack or worse. Such concern prompted a task force led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City School Chancellor Joel I. Klein to issue a report for the Council on Foreign relations stating that the “The United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive in the global economy.” Continue Reading →


Student Book Collecting Contest kicking off

If you love books and collecting, you might be interested in the Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest, run by the Sheridan Libraries here at JHU.

About the Contest:

The Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest recognizes the love of books and the delight in shaping a thoughtful and focused book collection. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at Johns Hopkins are eligible to enter. All entries are welcome except past winning collections. Continue Reading →