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Rolling to NPR: Arts Classes Can Be an “Oasis”

James Haywood Rolling Jr., professor of arts education, spoke to NPR on the importance and impact of arts and creative classes in K-12 schools. According to NPR, health experts recently...
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Student Veterans Needed for Study Designed to Help Transition to Higher Education

Military veterans transitioning from service to collegiate study often face unique barriers. Feeling as though universities, faculty and peers do not recognize the value of skills they learned in the military—and...
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Donna DeSiato G’04 Named NYS Superintendent of the Year

Donna DeSiato, superintendent of East Syracuse Minoa (ESM) Central School District, has been named 2021-22 New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School...
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Educational Equity: The Heart of 21st Century School Leadership

SOE’s educational leadership programs promote institutional and educational equity. Issues of access and opportunity are central to equity-focused educational leadership, which are also central to inclusive systems and philosophy. “Equity...
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Sharon Jacquet ’72: Philanthropy That Recognizes the Value of Education and Educators

Sharon Jacquet graduated from Syracuse University in 1972 with a degree in elementary education but decided against becoming a teacher. “I felt it was an awesome responsibility and I was...
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Professional Organizations Bring Leadership and Mentorship Opportunities to SOE Students

School of Education students are encouraged to participate in professional organizations which can help them further engage in scholarship, make connections with colleagues and mentors and explore opportunities for career...
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Undergraduate Research Grants Open New Opportunities for Students

Ashanti Hunter and Michelle Ho, inclusive early childhood and special education seniors in the School of Education, are engaged in research with Professor George Theoharis on the pipeline to educational...
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Tolley Award Recipient Don McPherson ‘87 is Dedicated to Flipping the Script on Masculinity and Relationships

Don McPherson ’87 was honored with the 2021 William Pearson Tolley Medal in recognition of his leadership in higher education, particularly around issues of the student experience, identity and gender...
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Alumni Profile: How a lifetime passion for education led Mary Curcio G’95 to begin a new chapter after retirement

Mary Curcio G’95 always wanted to be a math teacher but, as a mother of six, knew the path forward might not be a straight line. She also knew that...
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Beth Ferri Named Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education

Beth Ferri, professor of inclusive education and disability studies, has been named associate dean for research in the School of Education. “Professor Ferri is an internationally and nationally respected scholar...
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