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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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Virtual 2020-21 Landscape of Urban Education lecture series kicks off Nov. 12

  The School of Education’s renowned Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education lecture series will return for the 2020-21 academic year with a slate of virtual events, beginning this week. This year’s theme, Leading in Precarious Times kicks off with a panel discussion titled What Makes a Leader, Taking a Stand, and Leadership Needed Now:...
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Marcelle Haddix holds up her hands in a heart shape at the writing our lives tenth anniversary celebration

Writing Our Lives nurtures young writers online

In October 2019 the Writing Our Lives program marked its 10 year anniversary in the Syracuse community. From its early days in the community rooms of libraries with handfuls of students, to recent years’ programming including conferences with hundreds of participants and after school programs from around Central New York, the Writing Our Lives program...
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Finding the Right Connections: SUSOE Diverse Connections

Debra Hamilton Schoening ’81, G’83, G’98 says she was fortunate to have phenomenal mentors throughout her journey as an undergraduate and graduate student at Syracuse, through teaching, then as a principal, and in district leadership roles until her retirement from the position of the executive director of elementary education for the Syracuse City School District....
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Kathleen Hinchman Elected to Reading Hall of Fame

Kathleen Hinchman, Professor of Reading and Language Arts in the School of Education has been elected into the Reading Hall of Fame, an independent organization that recognizes lifetime achievements in the field of reading. She is among 6 new living members and 4 deceased members, who will join the Reading Hall of Fame membership in 2020. This honor is another...
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Allen Berger ’57, G’66: Lifelong Learner

It’s been more than 70 years since Allen Berger ’57, G’66 entered kindergarten in Utica, New York. And he’s still taking classes. “I’m either a slow learner or a lifelong learner,” says Berger, Heckert Professor of Reading and Writing emeritus at Miami University (Ohio), who lives in Savannah, Georgia. Since moving there in 2006, he’s...
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