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Four outstanding SOE, InclusiveU students selected as 2020-2021 Remembrance Scholars

Four students from the School of Education and the Taishoff Center’s InclusiveU have been named 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars, one of Syracuse University’s most prestigious honors. Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, competitive process. Honorees include: Andrew Benbenek of Cicero, New York, studying broadcast and digital journalism through InclusiveU; Justine Hastings of...
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Ernesto Marquez Fragoso brings lessons of inclusion and collaboration back to Mexico City

Inclusive education in Mexico lags behind that in the United States, even at the best high schools, says Ernesto Marquez Fragoso, a mathematics and science teacher at Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades (the College of Sciences and Humanities) in Mexico City. “We don’t have a lot of students with disabilities who are identified in our...
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Evan Starling Davis named 2020-2021 Public Humanities Scholar

Evan Starling-Davis, literacy education Ph.D. student in the department of reading and language arts, has been named a 2020-2021 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellow. A joint initiative between the Syracuse University Humanities Center and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, these fellowships are supported in partnership with Humanities New York to: encourage emerging humanities scholars to...
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Akhu Mogami advocates for Music Education in Botswana

Passionate about the power of music in education, Akhutleleng “Akhu” Mogami wants to expand teaching of music to primary school students in her native Botswana. Mogami, an alto saxophonist in a jazz band and founder of a private music school in Botswana, is one of the 16 recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching...
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Tuija Kae’s unintended lesson in distance learning

Curiosity about her home country impressed Tuija Kae, a high school English teacher from Finland, when she was in her field placement at East Syracuse Minoa High School earlier this semester. She presented to ESM students about Finland and its education system, “I was very pleasantly surprised by their interest and inquisitiveness,” she says. “Finnish...
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Fulbright DAI Participant Yuli Yani understands technology’s role in the global classroom

For Yuli Yani, an English teacher at a vocational high school in Indonesia, learning about new computer apps in a Syracuse area middle school class has reinforced the importance of digital literacy as well as having a command of the English language. In her field placement at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School, Yani has observed how easily...
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Forever Orange Scholarship expands graduate school opportunities for the Class of 2020

We admire the Syracuse University Class of 2020’s resilience. In the face of a global pandemic, out students have adjusted to online learning and missed out on much-anticipated activities ahead of receiving your degree. Facing an uncertain job market, many are putting more thought into graduate studies. In combination with your undergraduate degree and your...
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SOE student support is key ingredient to InclusiveU success

Jared Khan-Bagley is an inclusive elementary education major in the School of Education and a peer trainer for InclusiveU, a program of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education that provides higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He plans events, seminars, and other activities that connect InclusiveU students with the larger campus...
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Phillandra Smith named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Phillandra Smith, second-year doctoral student in special education, is highlighted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) as Holmes Scholar of the Week. Smith is part of the first cohort of Holmes Scholars at Syracuse University; the program supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education. Smith is...
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Haley Evans: Speaking up about stuttering

It was standing room only in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the night of January 23. Over 100 people, including Syracuse university students, families, and medical professionals were there to see the screening of a new documentary film about a common but often misunderstood speech disorder – stuttering.  According to the National Stuttering Association,...
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