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Jared Khan-Bagley ’22 on peer partnerships and plans for the future

Anybody walking through Huntington Hall or attending a School of Education event this year has probably seen or met Jared Khan-Bagley ‘22. His presence and demeanor is a model for any student and future educator. He’s friendly, approachable, and finds joy in supporting and mentoring other students. As well as these qualities will serve him...
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Syracuse University joins FIU and ASU in 7.5 million dollar federal grant focusing on preparing doctoral students in special education

Syracuse University joins Florida International University (FIU) and Arizona State University (ASU) in securing a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support students pursuing doctoral degrees in special education. The grant, along with matching funds, will support a total of 26 doctoral students in Project INCLUDE (INclusive Consortium of Leaders in...
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Department of Exercise Science to Transition to a New Home

With its academic and research focus on improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities, the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics will soon be the new “home” for the Department of Exercise Science, currently housed in the School of Education. This move, which becomes effective in July 2020, is intended...
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Beth Harry G’89 turned loss into opportunity by devoting her life to special education

Special education scholar Beth Harry G’89 responded to the birth of her daughter, Melanie—who had cerebral palsy—by starting a school for children with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago in 1976. When Melanie died unexpectedly in 1981, her mother continued in the school until 1986, when she came to Syracuse to pursue a Ph.D. in special...
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School of Education Welcomes Three New Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

David Pérez II has joined the department of Higher Education as an Associate Professor. Dr. Pérez’s research focuses on increasing student success in higher education.  In 2014, he launched The National Study on Latino Male Achievement to explore how undergraduates employ different forms of capital to thrive at twenty selective institutions.  This study was supported by...
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Kayla Alexander ’13 writes and illustrates children’s book on the “Magic of Basketball”

In addition to being a  WNBA star and a former Syracuse University scholar-athlete, Kayla Alexander ’13 is now a published author. Kayla co-wrote and illustrated The Magic of Basketball, with her sister Kesia. The book is primarily for children, and tells the story of a young girl who learns that there is more to the...
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We’re ELLC! Four students share their Learning Community experience

The Education Living Learning Community gives first-year education students the tools they need to successfully navigate their transition into college, and leads to lasting connections. As the saying goes, “You can pick your friends, but not your family.” And since in most cases the friends we make in college become family, it serves us well...
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Alumni Highlights: New Leadership Roles for Milano, Miller, Faiola

School of Education alumni continue to hold leadership roles at all levels of education, providing culturally responsive leadership in enhancing student learning and experiences. Lisa Milano ’84 is the new principal of St. Mary School in Canandaigua, NY. She has worked in public and private schools across New York State, teaching several elementary grades, leading literacy...
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Tyrone Shaw: Forever a Fellow

How the Spector/Warren Fellowship and other Syracuse learning experiences forged a path for a passionate educator. Tyrone Shaw always planned to be an educator. He was raised and inspired by his great aunt, who spent 50 years as a teacher and principal in Mount Vernon, NY, just north of the Bronx. He chose the School...
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Spector/Warren Fellows Continue Their Journey After Syracuse

When Rhiannon Berry G’09 teaches the Holocaust to her English classes at Liverpool High School (NY), she won’t say, “6.1 million Jews were murdered.” After her recent visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims, she will say, “One Jew was murdered 6.1 million times.” Berry, who studied at Holocaust Museum Houston as a...
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