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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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“Scholars Can No Longer Say The Research Doesn’t Exist”

Stephanie J. Waterman ’83, G’04 is an associate professor in the department of Leadership, Higher, & Adult Education at the University of Toronto whose research exploring Native American/ Indigenous college student experiences has garnered national attention. She recently received the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award from NAPSA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Waterman...
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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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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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School of Education Students Receive Inaugural SOURCE Grants

Four School of Education students are among the 103 students whose projects represent the first cohort of awardees funded by Syracuse University’s new Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement, known as The SOURCE. The SOURCE was created through a collaboration of the Student Association, the University Senate Research Committee, the Renée Crown University Honors...
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Faculty, Students, Local Teachers Participate in Lesson Study at Homer Jr. High School

Students and teachers from Burton Street Elementary School (Cazenovia) and Marcellus High School participated in an “It’s Go Time: Science For All” lesson study conference at Homer Jr. High School in Cortland. The conference was led by Sharon Dotger, associate professor of science education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, and Jessica Whisher-Hehland, Coordinator...
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Exercise Science Professor Gwendolyn Thomas Secures NIH Grant to Study Exercise and Cannabis Use

Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor of exercise science in the School of Education, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the effects of resistance exercise on people with severe cannabis use disorders (CUDs). It’s the first such study, Thomas says. Thomas, director of the Exercise Prescription Laboratory (ExRx Lab), will perform this...
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Professor Kal Alston Named President Elect by the Philosophy of Education Society

Kal Alston, professor of cultural foundations of education and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education, will serve as president elect for the Philosophy of Education Society for 2019-20 year before becoming president of the organization in 2020-21. Alston has been active with Philosophy of Education Society (PES) for over 30 years, having...
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Special Education Alumni Win AERA Dissertation Awards

Two graduates of the Special Education Ph.D. program received awards for their dissertations from American Educational Research Association special interest groups (SIGs). Chelsea Tracy-Bronson G’18, Ph.D., received two Outstanding Dissertation Awards for her dissertation entitled “Inclusive Education in Practice: District-Level Special Education Administrators’ Leadership.” She received awards from both the Districts in Research and Reform...
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