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School of Education Student Appointed to White House Committee

President Barack Obama has appointed Micah Fialka-Feldman, a student and employee at the School of Education, to serve on the President’s Committee for People for Intellectual Disabilities. Ten other individuals around the nation were appointed to this committee for a term expiring in May 2016. President Obama says, “The extraordinary dedication these men and women...
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SOE Alum Dr. Linda LeMura Selected as Le Moyne College’s 14th President and First Female Lay President in the History of Jesuit Higher Education

Dr. Linda M. LeMura has been unanimously elected by the Le Moyne College Board of Trustees to become the next president of the Jesuit institution. In being selected to assume Le Moyne’s presidency, Dr. LeMura will become the first lay female to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world. “I...
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School of Education Faculty, Alumni, and Students Honored

School of Education faculty, alumni, and students have recently been honored with numerous awards, honors, and national appointments: Marcelle Haddix (Reading and Language Arts) has been appointed Dean’s Associate Professor in recognition of her scholarly accomplishments and professional leadership. This title will become Dean’s Professor upon promotion to professor. Barbara Applebaum, associate professor and chair...
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SOE’s Disability Studies Program featured in the New York Times

Syracuse University’s Disability Studies program, as well as faculty member, Dr. Steven J. Taylor and doctoral student, April Coughlin, were featured in a New York Times article about the evolution of disability studies in academia. “Universities have long studied the disabled in medical and health care curriculums. But when the first disability studies program emerged...
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Education Deans Write Op-Ed on APPR and What it Means to be a “Developing” Teacher

What does is it mean to be a developing teacher? (Commentary) By George Theoharis, associate dean for urban partnerships, and Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education There has been much discussion recently as the new teacher and principal evaluation system, called Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), has resulted in 2% of teachers in...
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USAID features Kenyatta University/SU Partnership

Bernard Mugo, a faculty member at Kenyatta University (KU) in the Department of Educational Communication and Technology didn’t question his level of expertise until he spent a year at Syracuse University (SU) in New York to enrich his doctoral studies in special education through a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Higher Education for Development (HED)...
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Video: President Barack Obama’s Visit to Syracuse

President Barack Obama was greeted with loud cheers from an energetic crowd of young people at Henninger High School Thursday as he spelled out his plan for making college more affordable through innovative efforts that offer students a greater range of college options. Friday, SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor reflected on the visit, saying the entire...
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George Theoharis Q&A: Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools

The 45th annual PDK/Gallup poll of public attitudes toward the public schools was issued August 21. Among its findings is that many people have little idea what the “Common Core” is, even though it may have a major impact on their children’s future education. Also, the majority of people feel that their local schools are...
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SOE Senior Kayla Alexander Drafted 8th Overall by San Antonio

Syracuse senior center Kayla Alexander, a Social Studies Education Major in the School of Education, was selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars with the eighth pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft Monday night. The Orange’s all-time leading scorer became the second player in program history to be drafted by a WNBA team...
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Exercise Science professor’s research on muscle weakness and Down syndrome promoted by American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society (APS) has issued a press release promoting the laboratory research of School of Education Exercise Science Associate Professor Keith DeRuisseau. DeRuisseau and Patrick Cowley, Ph.D., the lead researcher on the project, recently had an article published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, offering new insights into...
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