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Sapon-Shevin Talks LGBTQ Curriculum with The 74

Nationally, most states don’t have explicit rules around if and how teachers discuss gender and sexuality in the classroom. But the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive course content can be powerful, advocates say. Mara Sapon Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, spoke to The 74 for “The State of LGBTQ Curriculum: Tide Is...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott on Summer Learning Loss

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, wrote about summer learning loss, common advice, and what research really shows for The Conversation. In “What advice articles miss about ‘summer loss'” Chandler-Olcott draws on her work with the Syracuse University Summer Literacy Clinic,...
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Mara Sapon-Shevin Addresses Recent Mock Slave Auction Controversy

Mara Sapon Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, spoke to Spectrum news about allegations last month that a fourth grade teacher in the Watertown City School District had students participate in a mock slave auction. Sapon-Shevin spoke about the district and community response to the allegations, as well as...
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InclusiveU Students Continue Advocacy Work for Inclusive Higher Education

Students in Syracuse University’s InclusiveU program spent this year advocating for inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities beginning with a visit to Capitol Hill last fall and ending with a visit to campus from U.S. Representative John Katko. InclusiveU junior Cleo Hamilton, senior Gabby Iannotti and sophomore Ian Coe joined Taishoff Center for...
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Our Summer Reading List for 2019

Looking for something new this summer? Try one of these new books from our faculty. Whiteucation: Privilege, Power, and Prejudice in School and Society Jeffrey S. Brooks and George Theoharis Routledge, December 2018 This important volume explores how racism operates in schools and society, while also unpacking larger patterns of racist ideology and white privilege...
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SOE and IVMF Receive University Support for their work with Simulations and Student Veterans

The School of Education (SOE), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), along with the Office for Veterans and Military Affairs (OVMA) has received financial support through the Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program at Syracuse University. The project, entitled “VET-SIM: Full Design & Implementation” will receive $29,943 over two years. VET-SIM,...
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2019 Convocation Offers Wise Words to Graduates

The School of Education celebrated its 43rd Annual Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Manley Field House. 336 degree recipients were recognized, including 137 bachelor’s, 135 master’s, 43 Certificates of Advanced Study, and 21 doctoral degrees. Thirteen InclusiveU students were also recognized for completing certificate programs. In her remarks to the class of 2019,...
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Ashby to Education Week: Teacher Training Can Focus Too Much on Labels

Christine Ashby, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, was quoted in a recent article in Education Week. “Overlooked: How Teacher Training Falls Short for English-Learners and Students With IEPs” discusses the ways that many general education teacher preparation programs leave gaps in how English-language learners and students with disabilities are served and...
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Third Annual End of Year Celebration Recognized Student, Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

The 3rd annual School of Education End of Year Celebration was held on Friday, May 3 in the Schine Student Center. This event gives the School of Education community an opportunity to come together and celebrate the end of the academic year, and recognize the awards, scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other honors that students, faculty,...
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Sharif Bey Named 2019 Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Scholar

Sharif Bey, associate professor of art education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education, has been named the 2019 Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Scholar award recipient in recognition of his outstanding work as an artist, scholar and teacher. Endowed by alumna and University Trustee Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, the award...
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