Local news covers Professor Heinrich’s research

Professor of Education Jill Heinrich just wrapped up a three-year project to research the story behind one Iowa public school’s struggle to deal with diversity and cultural differences following the initiation of a controversial federal program.

KCRG-TV9 interviewed Heinrich about her new research, which was featured on the 10:00 p.m. news on May 18, 2017.

The Gazette’s Vanessa Miller also focused on Heinrich’s research in a story published on June 18, 2017.

Heinrich has published a qualitative research study in the journal Educational Review: When cultures clash: The story of one school’s journey from acculturation to understanding.

The study takes a deep look at conflict, tension, and the misunderstandings that came about because of the federally-funded initiative known as HOPE VI.