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Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Max Feldman

The School of Education produces future educators who care about their students holistically. Feldman is carrying out that legacy in the classroom at Leadership and Public Service High School. Jordan Max Feldman ’16 G’17 teaches history with a special education component at New York City’s Leadership and Public Service High School (LPSHS). Feldman chose to...
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Hetsie Veitch Serves as a Mentor, Colleague, and Student Leader at the School of Education

An accountant, a traveling physical therapist, and Director of Disabilities Support for a University—three very different careers offering a multitude of life experiences that Hetsie Veitch is now sharing with classmates, professors, and staff at the School of Education. While all in some way contributed to Veitch’s current pursuit as a Ph.D. candidate in the...
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Music in Community Project Aims to Connect Student Teachers to Area Youth

Making music builds communities. And nowhere is that more important to David Knapp, an assistant professor of music education, than in the refugee population in Syracuse. Knapp is the founder of the New American All-Stars, a rock band of refugee students from the Catholic Youth Organization’s Refugee Youth Program. It’s the first phase of his...
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School Of Education Hosts International Cohort of Fulbright Distinguished Teachers

The School of Education joins two other national universities to host recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI), which brings international primary and secondary teachers to the U.S. for a semester-long professional development program. Eighteen teachers from nine countries as far away as the Philippines and Senegal will...
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Christine Ashby, Julia White co-edit relaunched teacher education journal

Two faculty members from the Syracuse University School of Education have relaunched Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, the journal of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as an online, open-access clearinghouse on the preparation and professional development of educators. Associate professor Christine Ashby and assistant professor Julia White, both in the...
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Simulations Guide Student Veterans Facing Unique Challenges in Higher Education

Members of the Syracuse University community join forces on a new project from Teaching and Leadership professor Benjamin Dotger that gives student veterans an opportunity to talk openly about their nontraditional experiences and challenges on campus. Student veterans Katherine Quartaro and Daniel Cordial say they were both “simply curious” when they first read about a...
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School of Education launches interdisciplinary minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice

The School of Education has created a new minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice that prepares students to be engaged citizens, advocates, scholars, and leaders in a changing global society. This interdisciplinary minor, open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students, provides a background in the Holocaust, other global atrocities and human...
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Health and Exercise Science Delivers Hands-On Research Opportunities

A growing number of undergraduates are choosing Health and Exercise Science as a major as the programs offer diverse opportunities for learning. At the beginning of her sophomore year, Jessica Pascolla ’19 began conducting research in the Muscle Biology Laboratory on South Campus. A year ago, as a junior, the health and exercise science major...
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Public Humanities Fellows Advance Student-Centered Research

The 2018-2019 Public Humanities Fellows both represent the School of Education: Camilla Bell ’14 G’18 and Gemma Cooper-Novack. The fellowship supports graduate student public scholarship, helping them conceive of and develop their work in relation to the local community, and develop skills for doing public work beyond graduation. Collective Writing with Refugee and Immigrant Youth Gemma Cooper-Novack,...
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Martín Gonzalez: Inspiring Change in His Community and Beyond

The pursuit of social justice propels Martín Alberto Gonzalez—in his writing, his teaching, and his research. On campus and off, Gonzalez, a Ph.D. student in Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education and Syracuse University’s first Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, seeks to empower people like him—the youngest of seven children in a first-generation...
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