SDP Newsline archives



  • Comer: The enduring value of excellence
  • Dr. James P. Comer receives CASEL's Mary Utne O'Brien Award
  • Dr. James P. Comer receives Champion for Children Award
  • Comer SDP leaders featured in new video


  • Comer: The first inch of the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Two Comer schools focus of PBS documentary
  • Comer stresses need for developmental focus in education at national Success for All conference



  • Why I'm still working by James P. Comer, M.D., MPH
  • Comer SDP receives Kellogg grant to advance child-centered efforts in education by Karen N. Peart, YaleNews
  • Comer receives AACAP 2014 Sidney Berman Award


  • Comer: Community colleges key to upward mobility
  • Comer SDP a model for integrating student support services
  • Positive student-teacher relationships: An important factor in students feeling safe at school
  • Where are they now?: Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D.
  • Dr. James P. Comer and Patricia Toney discuss educational leadership on Internet radio show


  • Dr. James P. Comer appointed to th President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans
  • Missisippi education stakeholders consider Comer SDP model for creating quality public education
  • Dr. James P. Comer tours Hartsville, SC; discusses progress



  • Dr. James P. Comer Honored at Teacher College 125th Aniversary Gala at Apollo Theater
  • Dr. James P. Comer Panelist at White House Initiative on the Educational Excellence of African Americans Report Release
  •  Dr. Camille Cooper Presenter at Education Conference in Brazil 
  •  Dr. James Comer Receives Asa Hilliard Award for Racial Justice and Educational Equity Efforts at National Summit 
  •  Dr. James P. Comer Represents Indiana University at Inauguration of Yale President Peter Salovey


  • Dr. James P. Comer Featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine
  • Dr. James P. Comer Named to List of 125 Most Influential in Connecticut's History
  • Where Are They Now?: Joel Suarez, 2003 Comer Kids Leadership Academy


  • Comer: Create Human Capital by Focusing on Development
  • Dr. James P. Comer on Race, Child Development, and School Reform at Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture at Brown University
  • Comer SDP Joins Graduating Our Students to Succeed Effort


  • Dr. James P. Comer Featured in American Educator
  • Basecamp Promotes Collaboration in Hartsville Comer Schools
  • Patrick Francis Daly Memorial Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership Keynote Speeches


  • Dr. Comer Comes Full Circle in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Comer: Kudos to Prince George's County Public Schools for Leadership Legacy
  • Dr. James P. Comer Awarded 48th Honorary Degree
  • Dr. James P. Comer Addresses Chinese University Leaders about Education Innovation
  • What's Next for National Education Policy?



  • Comer: School-to-Prison Pipeline Threatens Democracy
  • Dr. James P. Comer Cautions Policy Makers on Usefulness of "Gold Standard" Evaluation Approach
  • "Education Legends" Comer and Gordon Honored at Achievement Gap Forum
  • J. Patrick Howley Named to Comer SDP National Faculty
  • Teaching Values Focus of Dr. James P. Comer Interview
  • Dr. James P. Comer on Race and Human Development
  • Dr. James P. Comer to Speak at the 27th Annual Comer SDP Team Retreat in Prince George's County, Maryland



  • Comer: LBJ Changed My Life
  • Dr. Comer, Students Dialogue About Develomental Pathways
  • In Memoriam: Robert Dunwell, Ed.D.
  • Dr. Comer Receive Award from Historic New Haven Church
  • In Memoriam: Deborah Davis


  • Student Success Plans & Comer Model a "Perfect Fit" 
  • Drs. Wyatt and Comer on Higher Education Partnership Strategy for School Transformation  
  • Dr. Comer Featured in TC Today, The Alumni Magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University
  • New Haven Schools Inspire Hartsville, SC Comer Facilitator



  • SDP a Key to Revitalization Effort in Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Comer Speaker at Launch of Nellie Mae Education Foundation Grant Program
  • Dr. Comer Panelist at Bank Street Capitol Hill Policy Briefing
  • Collaboration Key to Successful Comer Conference in Hartsville, South Carolina
  • Where Are They Now?: Melissa G. Quintana, 2003 Comer Kids Leadership Academy
  • Dr. Jack Gillette Named Dean of Lesley University School of Education


  • Comer's on the Move in Hartsville, South Carolina
  • Merrow: Comer Schools "Beacons of Hope"
  • Japanese National Education Ministry Funds Research on SDP
  • Dr. Comer Bring Developmental Focus to College Board Panel at Harvard
  • Dr. Comer Speaks at Yale-Quinnipiac Symposium


  • Senator Blumenthal: "I want to Comerize the Senate."
  • Nathan Hale Turn Around Room a Safe Zone for Kids
  • Reflections on the Nathan Hale Turn Around Room: Dr. James P. Comer and Dr. Fay E. Brown
  • Dr. Comer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater New Haven NAACP
  • CASEL Forum Brings Together Long-Term Collaborators in Washington, DC
  • Faces of Learning Features a Defining Moment in Dr. Comer's Education


  • When We Know What Works, Why Don't We Do It?
  • Drs. Bettye Fletcher Comer and James P. Comer Honored by Bank Street College of Education
  • Applying the Developmental Sciences Gaining Momentum in Educator Preparation Programs
  • Sheila Jackson Named to SDP National Faculty



December: Sisyphus and School Reform: The Comer-Zigler (CoZi) Initiative issue

October: Close the Achievement Gap by Closing the Development Gap: The NCATE "Road Less Traveled" report issue

June: Vivian Loseth: "The Mother of the SDP in Chicago"; Michelle Adler Morrison Named CEO: The Youth Guidance issue

May: "Education Giants": "We're Heading in the Wrong Direction"

April: The Patrick Francis Daly Memorial Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership issue