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Syracuse University School of Education Mourns the Passing of Ethel Blatt G’77

The Syracuse University School of Education mourns the passing of Ethel Blatt G’77, wife of former Dean Burton Blatt (1927-1985). Ethel Blatt passed away in Albany, NY, on Jan. 15, 2022. In addition to holding a master’s degree in teacher’s education from the School of Education, she was an employee of the University’s Psychoeducational Teaching...
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56th Annual LetterWinner of Distinction Dinner to Honor SOE Alumnus Reggie Taylor ’93, G’94

School of Education alumnus Reggie Terry ’93, G’94, is among five former student-athletes who Syracuse Athletics will celebrate at the 56th annual LetterWinner of Distinction Dinner on Feb. 25, 2022, at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse. The recognition is bestowed upon those who have left their mark on the Orange athletics program and who found...
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Melissa Luke to Represent University in ACC Academic Leaders Network

Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor in counseling and a provost faculty fellow, is one of five Syracuse University faculty members chosen to participate in the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Network, a program designed to facilitate networking across member institutions and foster collaboration among academic leaders. It also provides participants with leadership development programming,...
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Center on Disability and Inclusion Presents at Thursday Morning Roundtable

Syracuse University School of Education faculty members Christine Ashby and Beth Myers discussed the initiatives of the Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI) during a Zoom public forum attended by more than 35 Central New York leaders earlier this month, hosted by Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable. Aligned with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, Ashby and Myers walked through...
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The Rise of Kingsley Jonathan ’20, G’22

When Syracuse Orange defensive end Kingsley Jonathan ’20, G’22 crushed Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis earlier this season, he did more than notch the game’s first sack. Jonathan experienced a homecoming of sorts. Three years earlier almost to the day, he famously brought down Travis’ predecessor, Deondre Francois, amid the sweltering heat of the Syracuse University stadium....
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Rolling to NPR: Arts Classes Can Be an “Oasis”

James Haywood Rolling Jr., professor of arts education, spoke to NPR on the importance and impact of arts and creative classes in K-12 schools. According to NPR, health experts recently declared the decline in children and adolescents’ mental health a “national emergency,” and creative classes and spaces are trying to help. Rolling Jr., a former...
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Benjamin Dotger talks to a student after they completed a school leader simulation

Student Veterans Needed for Study Designed to Help Transition to Higher Education

Military veterans transitioning from service to collegiate study often face unique barriers. Feeling as though universities, faculty and peers do not recognize the value of skills they learned in the military—and how these skills transfer to a college campus—many may also feel isolated, anxious and/or misunderstood. Additional factors—including financial burdens, family obligations, expiration of GI Bill...
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Wendy Coakley-Thompson G’99: Sunshine in Syracuse

Proud of her Bahamian heritage, Wendy Coakley-Thompson G’99 has long puzzled over why Bahamian culture has been overlooked in the United States. Four years ago Coakley-Thompson, now an instructional systems designer for the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, started a publishing house, Duho Books, which describes itself as celebrating the vibrant culture, history and...
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GRE No Longer Required For Teaching Master’s Programs

The School of Education is pleased to announce that GRE (graduate record examination) and other standardized graduate admissions exams are now optional for all of our graduate programs. Minimum scores on these exams were previously required for admission to teacher preparation master’s degrees based on state laws passed in 2013. Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation...
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Families arrive from the metro-NYC area in 2019

Project Transition: Stronger Together

Recognizing the significance of the first-year experience, Project Transition intentionally involves the whole family in the college experience to increase retention, open communications channels and build a stronger connection to campus. Research shows that there is a higher success rate for students who are historically under-represented in college if their families are engaged. Project Transition...
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