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Curating the Bigger Picture: Evan Starling-Davis

Evan Starling-Davis, Ph.D. student in literacy education, is a narrative artist, curator and producer. More precisely, he names himself a digital-age “griot”—a term used for traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history derived from the African diaspora’s culture and history. “I want to honor my history and birthright of storytelling,”...
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The School of Education at AERA 2021

The Syracuse University School of Education is well represented by our faculty, students, and alumni at the American Educational Research Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting, held virtually April 7-12. Presentation titles, times, and direct links are listed. The full program including abstracts is available on the AERA website. Wednesday, April 7 Thursday, April 8 Friday, April...
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Solvay-SOE partnership not derailed by pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the education system to pivot and adapt. Every function of schools has been drastically affected, including special education and resource services, extra-curricular and enrichment activities, and community programming. Life during the pandemic has forced many educators to break from familiar and successful routine, becoming innovators in technology and communication in...
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James Rolling posing in front of an art piece

James Haywood Rolling Jr. Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

James Haywood Rolling Jr. walked into the Museum of Modern Art in New York City wearing faded jeans, old sneakers and a backpack, just like the rest of his classmates from Cooper Union, a private college in the city. Rolling, still not much older than 16 after having started college a year early, was at...
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Haddix at Writing Our Lives’ 10th annual conference in 2019.

Marcelle Haddix: Inspired by Community

Professor Marcelle Haddix appears in a warmly lit room and smiles at the unseen audience on the other side of her screen. You are a writer, she tells them. “You write every day—maybe text messages to your friends, or in videos you post on TikTok. Whenever you write, you are making meaning.” She invites her...
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Evan Starling-Davis

Evan Starling-Davis: A Playwright’s Journey Comes Full Circle

Evan Starling-Davis’ G’20 journey of discovery began when he saw the first play he wrote performed in the Young Playwrights’ Festival at Syracuse Stage. He started to understand the depths of storytelling and the meaning of teaching that spring, when he was a Nottingham High School senior. That journey has taken him from the Writing...
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Narratio Fellowship Brings Personal Stories to Life

Gemma Cooper-Novack, a literacy education doctoral candidate, continues the School of Education’s commitment to community engagement in her second year as project manager for the The Narratio Fellowship. The Fellowship and it’s associated Artist-in-Residence program brought together local refugee high school students to create biographical films this summer. Fellows will work on their films with...
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Justine Hastings

Justine Hastings ’21 Wins Outstanding Mentor Award from the College Reading & Learning Association

The College Reading & Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Peer Educator Training Program Certification (IPTPC) committee has awarded Justine Hastings ’21 the 2020 Outstanding Peer Educator Award. Hastings will be recognized at a virtual CRLA conference on Friday, Nov. 13. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Hastings is an English and textual studies and secondary English education...
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A League of Their Own: RLA alumni band together to offer top-tier professional development

In 2015, Maria Murray G’96, G’09 was on the precipice of giving up her 20-year career in education to move to Kentucky to pursue a new life as an alpaca farmer. “I decided I was going to leave the whole education world because it was too discouraging,” she says. However, Murray stumbled upon a book...
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