Alumni from the Classes of 1968 through 2016 came together at the home of Barbara Bowman to reflect on their experiences and celebrate Erikson’s ongoing legacy.
In a recent keynote discussion, Barbara Bowman talked about the long-term impact of the Perry Preschool Study and the lessons early childhood professionals continue to learn from it.
One of the most successful models for school reform — and one in which Erikson plays a critical role — is getting a boost from an innovative form of private investment.
An Education Week article notes that Common Core standards call for students to “read to learn” as early as kindergarten.
“It’s not just the word gap; it’s what you use language for,” Bowman tells Education Week.
Bowman tells Education Week that later grades must provide quality education for students to benefit.
More than 500 people joined Erikson to place children and families first at our October luncheon.
Reflect on the answer after watching this video narrated by Erikson professor Barbara Bowman.
Presentations include topics ranging from fair compensation for early childhood professionals to urban children’s literature.
The event raised more than $800,000 in support of Erikson initiatives in Chicago and around the country.
“You can’t teach little kids a vocabulary list and have it be very helpful,” Bowman tells the Chicago Bureau.
Bowman accepted the award at the foundation’s Back 2 School luncheon, which helps provide school supplies for low-income children.
Professor Barbara Bowman received the a 2014 Education Award from the Illinois Currency Exchange Foundation.
“These fine public servants bring tremendous dedication to their new roles,” President Obama said.
Barbara T. Bowman and Fran Stott, Erikson’s interim co-presidents, introduce new president Geoffrey A. Nagle.
In an essay for Politico, Jarrett says her mother sees every child as her own.
A leader in early childhood policy and research, he currently directs the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
An increase in private schools should sharpen our focus to improve public education, she tells Crain’s.
Most kids eventually put a healthy distance between themselves and their once-beloved toys, Bowman says.
At a Yale symposium, Bowman notes that more awareness of dyslexia will lead to more funding.
“I can’t tell everyone else to work hard if I don’t work hard, too,” Bowman says. “It is not punishment. I am enjoying doing it.”
Barbara Bowman will receive the Bernice Weissbourd Award for Family Support at Family Focus’s 35th anniversary gala.
In a New York Times article, Bowman argues that investing in young children leads to a better education system.
The business community is investing in early childhood, but Bowman cautions in a WBEZ report that many preschools may not be teaching the skills businesses want.
The two professors will head Erikson while the search continues under the counsel of Russell Reynolds Associates.
More than 100 people celebrated Stott’s commitment to Erikson, its students, and its alumni at the Alumni of Erikson Institute annual dinner.
The innovative leadership of Leon Denton, M.Ed. ’88, is making a difference for children and families.
One of the nation’s most effective early education reform strategies is expanding with the support of Erikson’s unique model for professional development.
Catalyst Chicago looks into the expansion of a promising program.
Life Goes Strong asks if, when, and how grandparents should discipline grandchildren.
Bowman talked to Life Goes Strong about what grandparents should think about when giving holiday gifts to their grandchildren.
Barbara Bowman, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, was honored for her contributions to education during the 27th annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching on October 12.
Join Erikson faculty and staff at the NAEYC Annual Conference for presentations on topics ranging from early math to the value of early education.
Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development Barbara Bowman On WBEZ’s Front and Center series on literacy, reporter Linda Lutton investigated Chicago’s Waldorf school, which delays reading instruction until the second grade. In the article, Barbara Bowman discussed the developmental
Linda Lutton interviewed Barbara Bowman for a WBEZ story about the developmental aspects of how young children gain literacy.
Gayla Marty interviewed Barbara Bowman for a story in University of Minnesota’s publication connect about the Child Parent Centers program expansion under the Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.
Steve Edwards interviewed Barbara Bowman on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift about her life and career.
This editorial tribute in the Chicago Sun-Times praised Barbara Bowman’s contributions to early childhood education.
Catalyst Chicago announced the end of Barbara Bowman’s tenure as Chicago Public Schools’ chief early childhood education officer.
Noreen Ahmed-Ullah interviewed Samuel Meisels for this Chicago Tribune article about Barbara Bowman’s tenure as Chicago Public Schools’ chief early childhood education officer.
This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “$15 million well spent.” More from this issue » A partnership of 11 education and nonprofit agencies, including Erikson, was awarded an Investing in Innovation, or
Join Erikson faculty and staff for presentations on topics ranging from children and technology to teaching practice at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, November 2–5, 2011. Wednesday, November 2 Exploring
The Chicago History Museum honored Barbara Bowman, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development and Erikson co-founder, with the Jane Addams History Maker Award for Distinction in Social Services. The award was presented at the Seventeenth Annual Making History
On April 1, 300 friends and family members gathered to celebrate Erikson’s 45th anniversary at Prism Ball 2011 at the Four Seasons, Chicago.
Mary Ann Zehr interviewed Barbara Bowman for this Education Week story about the implementation of Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL pre-K regulations.
Tara Malone interviewed Luisiana Meléndez, Barbara Bowman, and alumna Victoria Quillen for this Chicago Tribune story on Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL pre-K regulations.
The (Jamestown, NY) Post-Journal wrote an article about Barbara Bowman’s lecture at this year’s Chautauqua Institute.
Mary Ann Zehr interviewed Luisiana Meléndez and Barbara Bowman for an Education Week article about Illinois’s new pre-K bilingual/ESL regulations.
Catherine Gewertz interviewed Sam Meisels and Barbara Bowman for an Education Week article about the new K–12 common standards.
Barbara Bowman honored by Arne Duncan – Award presented at national summit on early childhood education
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored our own Barbara T. Bowman for her contributions to the field of early childhood education at a luncheon on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at Georgetown University. The luncheon was part of an all-day
Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels and other Erikson faculty, instructors and students presented and discussed research, technology and teaching practices at the 2009 National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Erikson co-founder and professor Barbara T. Bowman weighed in this Washington Post article about whether preschools should allow time for play or spend the entire day on direct instruction.
NBC 5 reporter Nesita Kwan interviewed professors Gillian McNamee and Barbara Bowman about the importance of recess and play for young children.
More than 150 alumni, students, early childhood professionals, and other guests turned out Saturday, Oct. 18, for the grand opening of Erikson’s new campus.
Almost 70 percent of children in Head Start and the majority of children in the 25 largest U. S. school districts are culturally, racially and linguistically diverse children. Yet the early childhood teaching workforce remains predominantly white and monolingual. Research shows these teachers have little knowledge of the cultures, communities, and families of the children in their classrooms, while teachers report that they feel unprepared to teach effectively in multicultural and multilingual classrooms.
Erikson professors Barbara T. Bowman and Gillian McNamee discussed, with Chicago Parent, the wisdom of pushing pre-school students and kindergarteners to meet high academic expectations.
Barbara T. Bowman was featured in an AARP Magazine article on accomplished individuals who achieve great things for years beyond the typical retirement age. The piece noted that Bowman oversees Chicago Public Schools’ early childhood programs for 30,000 children—then walks briskly over to Erikson, checking messages on her Blackberry, to teach here, when not traveling and lecturing here.
Bowman among leaders in early childhood education and teacher preparation honored with 2005 McGraw Prize in Education
Preparing students and teachers for success has been the focus of three exceptional educators who are being honored today for their innovations and accomplishments.