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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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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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Fulbright DAI Semester Concludes with Lessons Learned in the Classroom and Through Cultural Understanding

At the start of the spring 2019 semester, Syracuse temperatures hovered in the single digits, and even hardened locals balked at the brutal cold and wind. For eighteen teachers, newly arrived from nine countries as far away as the Philippines and Senegal, the extreme weather was a novelty that quickly lost its luster. But the...
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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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Angelos Skimpas discovers similarities in cultural differences

Fourth in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients As a teacher and activist in his home of Athens, Greece, Angelos Skimpas knows what it means to organize people around a common goal. This makes his ringing endorsement of the Syracuse University School of Education, the host for him and...
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Alumnus Appointed Superintendent of Canastota Central School District

Shawn Bissetta ’93 G’94 has been appointed the new superintendent of Canastota Central School District in Madison County, NY starting on July 1, 2019. Bissetta is a graduate of the Social Studies Education master’s program and also holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in physical education, also from Syracuse University. He is...
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