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School of Education Hosts 16 Fulbright International Teachers for Spring 2020 Semester

For the second consecutive year, the School of Education is hosting recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI), which brings international primary and secondary teachers to the U.S. for a semester to pursue individual or group projects, take courses for professional development, observe and share their expertise with...
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Pilot Project Gives Global Access to Student Research

Mai Nguyen, a Fulbright Scholar and graduate student in Teaching and Curriculum, spent four weeks this summer studying issues and identifying opportunities in the Vietnam education system while at the English Language Institute graduate studies program. Her work is now available worldwide thanks to a new partnership between Syracuse University Libraries and the ELI, which...
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Finding the Beat, Finding the Story: Researching Music Education

Where is hip-hop in school music education, asks David Knapp? Music education should stress the vernacular—that is, reflect the music language of students—says Knapp, assistant professor of music education in the School of Education and the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, who uses hip-hop, rock and steel drums...
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Carol Decker ’68 Speaks Her Truth

Longtime Syracuse City School District teacher Carol Decker ’68 tells her story as the child of German and Italian parents who survived an abusive stepfather in her memoir, Little Carol Speaks Her Truth: Growing Up from the Great Depression through WWII. Decker’s book was one of 40 new CNY publications to be nominated for a...
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Diana Wege ’76: Ending Violence through Art and Education

If you have traveled the streets of New York City during the month of September, it’s likely that you have seen Diana Wege’s artwork.  The bold block letters and lines of contrasting colors on her series of Reject Violence prints may have confronted you with Wege’s mission of ending violence in our lifetime. A recent...
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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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