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“Exceptionally Prepared”: Professor Tom Bull and Abby Horton ’19 Discuss Bridge to the City on ’Cuse Conversations

For the last 25 years, the School of Education has offered aspiring inclusive education teachers a unique opportunity to hone their skills as student teachers in New York City through the Bridge to the City program.  Bridge to the City is an immersive, semester-long experience where student teachers are placed in partner schools in...
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“The Hard Work of Equity”: A Conversation with Principal and Ed.D. Candidate Moshiena Faircloth

Delaware Primary School Principal Moshiena Faircloth is exactly the type of student Syracuse University’s Educational Leadership executive doctorate wants to recruit, says program coordinator Professor George Theoharis: “When this program was redesigned five years ago, the aim was to attract strong and talented Syracuse and Central New York school leaders who are committed to the...
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Five Questions for Autumn Figueroa ’04, G’06

Educational consultant Autumn Figueroa ’04, G’06 holds a joint bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Selected Studies in Education, with a minor in Spanish and a master’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). Figueroa’s career has taken her from education advisory organization Victory Partners to Uncommon Schools, a not-for-profit school management firm, to Teaching Matters,...
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Five Questions for Darius Rose ’12

While at Syracuse University, Darius Rose ’12 worked as a student manager for the Orange Football team for five seasons. He was responsible for setting up drills and executing daily practice plans, while also assisting in game day and equipment room operations. Rose graduated Syracuse in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and...
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Which Onondaga County schools saw falling math scores during Covid? An exclusive analysis ( | Nov. 11, 2022) Before Covid-19 closed schools and turned classroom time into remote learning, nearly half of students tested in math skills in Onondaga Central School District were proficient. Last spring, math scores in grades 3 through 8 fell: Just...
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Professor George Theoharis’ “Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership” Wins Equity Award

Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership (ASCD, 2022)—co-authored by Professor George Theoharis, Gretchen Givens Generett, Mark Anthony Gooden, and Sharon I. Radd—has been awarded “Best Book for Educators” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education (ACE-ED). The Excellence in Equity 2022 awards recognizes companies, leaders, authors, and educators whose efforts are helping schools achieve...
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“Unmatched Opportunities”: What Alumni Are Saying About School of Education Teacher Prep Programs

Syracuse University School of Education prides itself on opening new possibilities for its students, preparing them to be highly effective, transformational teachers in equitable and inclusive learning communities. In particular, extensive applied learning opportunities differentiate the School of Education. Undergraduate and graduate student teachers alike engage in multiple closely supervised field placements in a variety...
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Five Questions for Rexana Vachereau ’19, G’20

Rexy Vachereau graduated summa cum laude in 2019 with a B.S. in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education, with a minor in Political Science and in 2020 took a master’s degree in Literacy Education (Birth to Grade 12). As an undergraduate, Vachereau was a peer mentor for InclusiveU program; a Direct Support Professional for the Kelberman...
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At Jowonio School, Emily Liu G’22 Hones Skills in Inclusive Education, Classroom Leadership

The ink was barely dry on her master’s degree diploma when Emily Liu G’22 began prepping her new classroom at Bernice M. Wright School, an early childhood education program on the Syracuse University campus. Having graduated only a couple of weeks earlier, in August 2022, with a master’s in early childhood special education, Liu is...
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