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Four outstanding SOE, InclusiveU students selected as 2020-2021 Remembrance Scholars

Four students from the School of Education and the Taishoff Center’s InclusiveU have been named 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars, one of Syracuse University’s most prestigious honors. Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, competitive process. Honorees include: Andrew Benbenek of Cicero, New York, studying broadcast and digital journalism through InclusiveU; Justine Hastings of...
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Dean Masingila discusses extended remote learning with WSYR

Dean Joanna Masingila spoke to Syracuse’s WSYR NewsChannel 9 on “How students learn virtually now that distance learning is the rule the rest of the academic year.” On Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced all K-12 schools and colleges in the state would continue to provide distance learning through the end of...
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Ernesto Marquez Fragoso brings lessons of inclusion and collaboration back to Mexico City

Inclusive education in Mexico lags behind that in the United States, even at the best high schools, says Ernesto Marquez Fragoso, a mathematics and science teacher at Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades (the College of Sciences and Humanities) in Mexico City. “We don’t have a lot of students with disabilities who are identified in our...
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Akhu Mogami advocates for Music Education in Botswana

Passionate about the power of music in education, Akhutleleng “Akhu” Mogami wants to expand teaching of music to primary school students in her native Botswana. Mogami, an alto saxophonist in a jazz band and founder of a private music school in Botswana, is one of the 16 recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching...
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Alum honored with Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship

Congratulations to Juliann Anesi G’08 G’15, named a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation! She is one of 10 junior faculty members across the country who received a 12-month fellowship, which includes a sabbatical stipend, research-related funding, mentoring, and participation in professional development. The fellowship seeks to increase the presence...
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Tuija Kae’s unintended lesson in distance learning

Curiosity about her home country impressed Tuija Kae, a high school English teacher from Finland, when she was in her field placement at East Syracuse Minoa High School earlier this semester. She presented to ESM students about Finland and its education system, “I was very pleasantly surprised by their interest and inquisitiveness,” she says. “Finnish...
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Fulbright DAI Participant Yuli Yani understands technology’s role in the global classroom

For Yuli Yani, an English teacher at a vocational high school in Indonesia, learning about new computer apps in a Syracuse area middle school class has reinforced the importance of digital literacy as well as having a command of the English language. In her field placement at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School, Yani has observed how easily...
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The Hill Society Profile: Nancy Schulman ’73

Head of Early Learning Center, Avenues: The World School, New York How did you come to choose Syracuse University? I grew up in a small town in New York state and I was looking for a large university not too far from home for my college experience. I knew that I wanted to be a...
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Beth Myers speaks to NBC News about the ADA’s 30th Anniversary

Assistant professor Beth Myers spoke to NBC News about the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the progress made, and the work still to be done. The ADA was landmark civil rights legislation when passed in 1990, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including education, employment,...
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