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SOE Awards Inagural Signature Seed Grants

Three interdisciplinary project proposals from School of Education faculty have received funding in the first round of Signature Seed Grant Awards. These grants support faculty and graduate students in developing collaborative research around one or more of our signature areas of scholarship: Antiracist and Inclusive Pedagogy and Practice; Digital Pedagogy and Practice; Experiential Pedagogy and...
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Professors Beth Myers and Mike Gill Publish “Creating Our Own Lives”

A new book edited by School of Education professors Michael Gill and Beth Myers gives voice to young adults with intellectual disability and their experiences of higher education. Creating Our Own Lives: College Students with Intellectual Disability (Minnesota, 2023) offers a powerful challenge to assumptions that intellectual disability is b met with protection or segregation....
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Now Online, The Study Council Facilitates an Equity-Focused Community of Practice for CNY Schools

Leela George, a professor in Syracuse University School of Education’s Teaching and Leadership program, says moving The Study Council sessions online has created greater flexibility for its members, bringing together public school colleagues from across Central New York for what several participants say are “robust conversations”—most recently, on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Study...
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Professor George Theoharis Helps EdWeek with Equity Audit Explainer

Equity Audits in School Districts: An Explainer (Education Week | April 18, 2023) In late 2020, the Baldwinsville Central School District in upstate New York began gathering data on middle school students’ participation in accelerated learning programs, which aim to provide them with access to Advanced Placement and other college-level courses in high school, according...
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Professor George Theoharis Comments on Uptick in NYS Homeschooling

(CNY Central | March 16, 2023) New analysis released last month by The Education Trust finds the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated declining enrollment in New York State schools. This is driving the largest enrollment loss in the nation between the 2019-2020 school year and the 2021-2022 school year. But the analysis did see enrollment increases in...
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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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