Education Innovation Articles & Blogs
February 29, 2016
On Leap Day in 2012, Clark University celebrated the official launch of its pioneering model for higher education known as LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice). Today, the first students to experience LEEP throughout their four years as "Clarkies" are preparing to graduate, making this February 29th seem an...
February 18, 2016
A unique group of schools in the Main South neighborhood, in close partnership with Clark University, is drawing attention for its laser-sharp focus on student needs. The Innovation Schools neighborhood partnership, the first such cluster in Massachusetts, offers a new approach that allows schools to operate with both more...
January 7, 2016
Rebecca Liebman is shining a light in what some consider to be a most confusing place — financial literacy for 20-somethings — and the world is taking notice. The 2015 Clark graduate co-founded LearnLux, a free website that teaches millennials personal finance skills, with her brother Michael two years ago. Just this week...
September 10, 2015
The world-famous Appalachian Trail is getting a lot of attention lately, from the release of the film “A Walk in the Woods,” based on author Bill Bryson’s 800-mile trek and starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, to a not-so-flattering Associated Press article about how some hikers are treating the trail.
May 18, 2015
Matt Goldman, co-founder of the iconic Blue Man Group and of the Blue School in Manhattan and a Clark University alumnus, delivers the commencement address, May 17. Goldman described the process of launching Blue Man Group as "ordinary people collaborating to achieve extraordinary results."
Hiatt Youth Summit at Clark explores race, class, education and identity; draws H.S. students from across state
April 13, 2015
Caleb Encarnacion '18, Kefiana Kabati '17, Johanna Merlos '16 and Clark visiting professor of education Raphael Rogers spoke at the 2nd annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, at Clark University (April 9). More than 100 high school students from across Massachusetts attended the second annual Hiatt Youth...
February 11, 2015
Clark University senior and entrepreneur Rebecca Liebman's startup provides tools that teach financial literacy. "You're doing too much. Try picking one direction." That's what Rebecca R. Liebman says her teachers have been telling her for years. Her response: "What other time in my life can I do this much?"
October 27, 2014
In terms of distance, the width of Main Street is nothing special. A person can cross the road in about ten steps; the journey is accomplished in seconds. But the trip from the front gate of Clark University to the planned Alumni and Student Engagement Center on the opposite side of Main Street carries with it a...
May 2, 2013
(L. to r.) Marcy (Steinbrecher) Puklin '80, Hoamy Tran '15, Claire McDonald '14, Samuel Berman '14, Patrick Burchat '15, Stephen Steinbrecher '55, Emma O'Melia '15, Blaine McCarthy '15, Moriah Day '15, Lyor Dotan '14, and Alan Puklin '81. (Not pictured: Jennifer K. O'Rourke '14) Nine Clark University undergraduate...
April 5, 2012
Mary Badon surgically mends broken bones. Sara Brown is helping mend a broken country. Jay Shapiro's new film chronicles Uganda's first Little League team. Scott Silver's new film aims for major-league thrills. Caitlyn Thayer teaches business owners how to be social-media savvy. Gunnar Hagstrom teaches kids separated by...
February 3, 2015
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Clark University a winner in the 2015 CASE District I Excellence Awards Program. Clark received a silver award for its undergraduate admissions information session video, "Moments: A four-year journey through the eyes of actual Clark University students...
October 22, 2014
Read: Richard M. Freeland, former Commissioner of Higher Education for Massachusetts and the former president of Northeastern University.
August 20, 2014
Sadie Hazelkorn ’15 started working with the Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) last September to fulfill an internship requirement for her capstone in Urban Politics and she’s been working with them ever since. Hazelkorn spent the past few months in Worcester creating literacy programs for local students. Hazelkorn...
May 9, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick visits with students at the Claremont Academy, where he announced $225,000 in Innovation Schools Fellowship funding, May 9. In partnership with Clark University, city high school will focus on college readiness
January 13, 2010
Dignitaries experience ‘magic’ of Clark and city school partnership Gov. Deval Patrick and Clark President John Bassett listen as students talk about UPCS.